Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

by Forrest Cole
     
 

Poverty-stricken from birth, Billie Holiday was introduced to hard living at a very young age and spent her childhood on the streets carousing with various criminal elements. Yet in that turmoil, she found her greatest strength-her unique and emotion-filled voice-and a willingness to succeed. Although her emphatic delivery was initially off-putting to mainstream

Overview

Poverty-stricken from birth, Billie Holiday was introduced to hard living at a very young age and spent her childhood on the streets carousing with various criminal elements. Yet in that turmoil, she found her greatest strength-her unique and emotion-filled voice-and a willingness to succeed. Although her emphatic delivery was initially off-putting to mainstream audiences, her originality helped to revolutionize the role of the vocalist in popular music. All singers who have followed, regardless of the genre they sing in, owe a debt of gratitude to Billie Holiday. In this all-new title, readers will learn about the troubles faced by this legendary singer and how she reshaped the music world with her utterly affecting voice.

Based on the critically acclaimed Black Americans of Achievement, The Legacy Edition series presents revised editions of some of the most popular titles from the original series, plus many all-new volumes. These books have been fully updated to include many new features, full-color photographs, and new material emphasizing each figure's legacy as a black American.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604138320
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
Chelsea House Black Americans of Achievement Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,319,173
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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