Her life was a surprising mixed drink of sorrow and success, and ended with a sour note, even as her music continued to intoxicate. The name Billie Holiday is still warm on the pallets of music lovers today, and warming up again, because of recent recording releases and tributes to her on the market and on the stage today.
Like a well-made cocktail, Billie Holiday sparkled, seduced, and knocked out her fans. And life did the same to her. Listening to her music, even though the last of it was recorded almost 55 years...