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Billie Holiday Quotes

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why - Mark Twain Quotes
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You don't need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely - Love Quotes
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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde Quotes
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Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want - Funny Quotes
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No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music  (Billie Holiday Quotes) And when you’re poor, you grow up fast  (Billie Holiday Quotes) God has blessed you when he lets you believe in somebody  (Billie Holiday Quotes) God bless the child that’s got his own,  (Billie Holiday Quotes) If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all  (Billie Holiday Quotes) I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling, but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday, that’s cool. Let’s look at who Billie was: she was this person, this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the audience with the slightest gesture of her hand  (Billie Holiday Quotes) Don’t threaten me with love, baby. Let’s just go walking in the rain.  (Billie Holiday Quotes) I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. That’s all I know.  (Billie Holiday Quotes) If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all  (Billie Holiday Quotes) I guess my biggest influence was actually my Grandfather. He used to play old records on vinyl, and would play old jazz and soul music like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and The Rat Pack and swing music  (Billie Holiday Quotes) Yeah. My singing and my songs were very influenced by all of that. People would come up to me and ask, Is that a Billie Holiday song? I’d say, No, it’s my song. The lyrics would be in my style, but the songs would be very jazzy  (Billie Holiday Quotes) My mother says I was two-and-a-half when I started playing. My father was a minister, and when he went to church in the morning, she would put on Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole and Cole Porter records. I’d crawl up on the piano stool, sit on a phone book and play  (Billie Holiday Quotes) I listen to music mostly in the evening. I’ve come to love what is called world music, like the Zimbabwean Oliver Mtukudzi and the Colombian singer Marta Gomez. I also love the Irish folk singer Mary Black. Other favorites include Chet Baker, Eva Cassidy, and Billie Holiday  (Billie Holiday Quotes) I try to improvise like Les Young, Louis Armstrong or someone else I admire. What comes out is what I feel  (Billie Holiday Quotes) I had no desire to become a singer until I heard Billie Holiday. The first time I heard her on a record, it was a revelation. She sounded like a woman singing about herself  (Billie Holiday Quotes) I love oldies just kind of sweet, slinky, Fifties music. The slow stuff. And Billie Holiday  (Billie Holiday Quotes) Dope never helped anybody sing better or play music better or do anything better. All dope can do for you is kill you - and kill you the long, slow, hard way  (Billie Holiday Quotes) I love to sing old Motown songs to myself, or some Patti Smith Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday. That gets me in the mood for singing  (Billie Holiday Quotes) In singing, there’s a vibration that comes from deep down inside, literally from your sex. When you put out that vibration, people can feel it. Billie Holiday does it. Peggy Lee does it. It’s very hot  (Billie Holiday Quotes) I thought the Billie Holiday comparison was beautiful. I think, Wow, what a wonderful, creative, helpful spirit. She’s someone who wanted to help others by sharing her emotion. That’s what I do, too, so I think that’s a great comparison  (Billie Holiday Quotes) I listened to Billie Holiday a lot in order to learn to sing. She remains one of the extraordinary jazz singers. But my intent is to become my own voice, to be able to interpret these songs in my own way  (Billie Holiday Quotes) If I hear a record once, I usually never listen to it again. I rarely listen to music - unless it’s Billie Holiday  (Billie Holiday Quotes) The kid at 9 or 10 who knows who Billie Holiday is... that’s the coolest thing ever.  (Billie Holiday Quotes) The blues to me is like being very sad, very sick, going to church, being very happy ... it’s sort of a mixed up thing. You just have to feel it.  (Billie Holiday Quotes) Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know what’s more than enough  (Billie Holiday Quotes) I’m in a hallowed league of artists. Whether it’s Billie Holiday or Rakim or Jimmy Hendrix or... I don’t know, MGMT, we’re all blessed to be able to create. It’s a lineage that extends a long time. And to be able to be active in it and have made a difference in it, it’s humbling. To know I had a place in all of this; that’s the rewarding part.  (Billie Holiday Quotes) And if Mozart is for Sundays, who do you listen to the rest of the week?Louis Armstrong on Mondays, Frank Sinatra on Wednesdays. And Glenn Miller on Fridays, unless it’s raining. If it’s raining, it’s always Billie Holiday.What about Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday? I asked.Those days are quiet. Unless it’s raining.  (Billie Holiday Quotes) I love Ray Charles. He can still teach everybody a lot about how to make great music. Not necessarily how to make hits, but how to make great music. Of course, part of it is his incredible talent. Who are the greatest jazz singers in the world? Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Ray Charles.  (Billie Holiday Quotes) I actually started the whole project some years ago with a live debut at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels. The focus was mainly on my favorite period of Billie Holiday, which was the late-50s Verve recordings, with essentially a small version of the Count Basie band.  (Billie Holiday Quotes) I also tried to focus on songs that Billie Holiday wrote, songs that she had a hand in shaping, like Strange Fruit; songs that were written for her or songs that she wrote herself, like Fine and Mellow or God Bless The Child.  (Billie Holiday Quotes)
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