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The Resource Billie Holiday : the musician and the myth, by John Szwed

Billie Holiday : the musician and the myth, by John Szwed

Label
Billie Holiday : the musician and the myth
Title
Billie Holiday
Title remainder
the musician and the myth
Statement of responsibility
by John Szwed
Title variation
Musician and the myth
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Puslished in celebration of Holiday's centenary, the first biography to focus on the singer's extraordinary musical talent. When Billie Holiday stepped into Columbia's studios in November 1933, it marked the beginning of what is arguably the most remarkable and influential career in twentieth-centruy popular music. Her voice weathered countless shifts in public taste, and new reincarnations of her continue to arrive, most recently in the form of singers like Amy Winehouse and Adele. Most of the writing on Holiday has focused on the tragic details of her life-- her prostitution at thte age of fourteen, her heroin addiction and alcoholism, her series of abusive relationships -- or tried to correct the many fabrications of her autobiography. But now, Billie Holiday stays close to the music, to her performance style, and to the self she created and put into print, on record and on stage. Drawing on a vast amount of new material that has surfaced in the last decade, critically acclaimed jazz writer John Szwed considers how her life inflected her art, her influcences, her uncanny voice and rhythmic genius, a number of her signature songs, and her legacy
Cataloging source
MDK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Szwed, John F.
Dewey number
  • 782.42165092
  • B
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
ML420.H58
LC item number
S99 2015b
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Performance by Karen Chilton
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chilton, Karen
  • Recorded Books, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holiday, Billie
  • Singers
  • African American women singers
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Billie Holiday : the musician and the myth, by John Szwed
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The book I : Lady sings the blues -- The book II : the rest of the story -- The image : film, television, photography -- The pre-history of a singer -- The singer I -- The singer II -- The songs I -- The songs II
Dimensions
4 3/4 cm
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781490676364
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
C03752
Special playback characteristics
other
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
  • ocn911201687
  • (OCoLC)911201687
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Billie Holiday : the musician and the myth, by John Szwed
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The book I : Lady sings the blues -- The book II : the rest of the story -- The image : film, television, photography -- The pre-history of a singer -- The singer I -- The singer II -- The songs I -- The songs II
Dimensions
4 3/4 cm
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781490676364
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
C03752
Special playback characteristics
other
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
  • ocn911201687
  • (OCoLC)911201687
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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