Jazz is America's music. Jazz is bop and be-bop. Jazz is Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Miles Davis. Jazz is "A Love Supreme." Jazz is...
Billie Holiday’s life was a mess. It should come as no surprise then, that the many books about the legendary, doomed jazz singer can also be a messy affair. Her own account, Lady Sings The Blues, is a captivating read; unfortunately that “autobiography” (“co-authored “ by William Duffy), is largely held to be inaccurate. Indeed, the very first words, “Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen, and I was three" are simply not true... more