Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

Description

Born in Philadelphua in 1915, and dead too early in New York in 1959, Billie Holiday became a legendary jazz singer, even mythical. With her voice even now managing to touch so many people, we follow a reporter on the trail of the artist on behalf of a New York daily. Beyond the public scandals that marred the life of the star (alcohol, drugs, violence...), he seeks to restore the truth, revisiting the memory of Billie. Through this investigation, Munoz and Sampayo trace, through the undertones of racism, and in the wake of the blues, the slow drift of a singer who expressed the deepest emotions in jazz. By internationally renowned Argentine artists, featuring Munoz' strikingly raw heavy blacks, this is not just a biography but a spell-binding art book tribute.

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Details

Author(s)
José Muñoz, Carlos Sampayo
Format
Hardback | 80 pages
Dimensions
236 x 310 x 12.7mm | 685g
Publication date
25 May 2017
Publisher
NBM Publishing Company
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
1 Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
1681120933
ISBN13
9781681120935
Bestsellers rank
1,044,418