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Julia Blackburn's brilliant and haunting new book is a life of Billie Holiday told in the voices of those who knew her. During the 1970s a young woman called Linda Kuehl, planning to write a biography of Billie, recorded interviews with more than 150 people. Kuehl died in 1978 and her book never came out, but her recordings survived to provide the raw material for this extraordinary account of the life of America's First Lady of Jazz.
"Julia Blackburn's book gives a far more complete idea of Holiday as an artist than anything else I have read... A genuine portrait."
ISBN 13: 9780099483656 | ISBN 10: 0099483653
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