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Wishing on the Moon By Donald Clarke

Wishing on the Moon
by Donald Clarke

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Covers Billie Holliday's life, describing the music business and club scene of her youth and her childhood in Baltimore before she became a dancer and then a singer. The book presents her life and achievements in the context of the music industry of the period.
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Wishing on the Moon: Life and Times of Billie Holiday by Donald Clarke

This biography of Billie Holliday describes the music business and club scene of her youth and her childhood in Baltimore (where the author suspects she was a teenage prostitute and an abused child) before she became a dancer and then a singer. The book presents her life and achievements in the context of the music industry of the period. With accounts of the recording sessions and club dates, in chronological order.

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Table of Contents


An African-American nation; Baltimore; the point; Harlem; the first records, and triumph at the Apollo; the Teddy Wilson era; the street that never slept; on the road with the big bands; 1937-9 - strange fruit; the war years; triumph and trouble; the jailbird; the gangster and bassist; the last decade begins; the last merry-go-round - fun, fights and fame; intimations of mortality; the triumphanant decline of lady day; the loneliest girl in the world; coda - the lady is an icon.

Additional information

GOR001415128
Wishing on the Moon: Life and Times of Billie Holiday by Donald Clarke
Donald Clarke
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1995-02-23
496
0140147489
9780140147483
N/A
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