/10 Billie Holiday Songs You Need To Listen To

10 Billie Holiday Songs You Need To Listen To

This jazz standard is particularly associated with Billie Holiday, as it was recorded in 1941-the year she married James Monroe, an abusive playboy who was, as TLC would call it, a scrub. Monroe introduced her to opium, which set Holiday on her later path to addiction with heroin (introduced by Joe Guy, another no-good musician she dated). Her 1958 live version is particularly haunting, paralleling her struggles to find a “lover man” who will treat her right.

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