Billie Holiday - “Lady Sings the Blues”
There’s so much to say about Billie Holiday. I wish I had met her, but not just because she’s one of the most revolutionary jazz singers we know; she’s so real in everything she sings about.
Holiday co-wrote this song, and the most redeeming quality to me is the empowering perspective on what it’s like for a woman to have the blues. There’s also a film about Billie Holiday, played by Diana Ross, titled Lady Sings the Blues.