Billie Holiday–Fine and Mellow

Billie Holiday was a jazz singer and songwriter. This video is an excerpt from a live television performance she did for “Sound of Jazz” on CBS in 1957. Nat Hentoff, writing for NPR, says that “Fine and Mellow…may be the only blues song she ever wrote, although the language of the blues, the texture of the blues, the cry of the blues was always part of what she did.”

Source:
Nat Hentoff’s article “Fine and Mellow”
http://www.npr.org/2000/04/10/1072753/fine-and-mellow

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