Monday, May 23, 2011

14 comments:

mapstew said...

I'm so slow! See my comment on FB! :¬)

xxx

Miss Scarlet said...

I can't get started either. My broadband is so slow that I have been listening to Billie Holiday for the last 15 minutes. In fits and starts.
Sx

Granny Annie said...

Great way to get my Tuesday started! Love the vocal, the band and even love the sound of the scratchy record. It adds to the beauty of the piece. Thanks for sharing.

Eryl said...

I found myself utterly mesmerised by the label getting closer and closer then jumping back. I do love a bit of Billie though, she reminds me not to give up. Not that I need reminding at this moment, but it doesn't hurt.

savannah said...

amen, sister! xoxoxox

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

There was nobody like her, before or since...! A unique talent, for sure!

Pat said...

Mapstew: I tried different versions but this is the one I like best. How about you?

Scarlet: that's what inspired the record and I can't comment in my own comment box now.

Granny Annie: that makes it all worth while:)

Pat said...

Eryl: I'm glad that someone of a younger generation finds her as magical as I do.

Savannah: :)xoxoxox.

Naomi: absolutely right.

Blazing said...

Thanks Pat. Lady Sings The Blues remains one of my favourite films. What a tough life Billie had.

Pat said...

Blazing: in many ways her life was as tragic as Edith Piaf's.
Was it a gardenia she always wore in her hair, or a camellia?

Blazing said...

If that was a test, I failed! When I bought my first place my Mum told me if I didn't know if something was a flower or a weed, to pull it out. "If it comes back, it's a weed."

I stuck to rose bushes :)

Pat said...

Blazing: just googled. It was a
gardenia. She burnt her hair once with heated tongs and used a gardenia to cover the burn and used one thereafter.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Lovely stuff, ta Pat!

Pat said...

Kevin: my pleasure:)