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Billie Holiday

Episode 5 of 9

4 Extra Debut. Singer and actress Pauline Black chooses a jazz legend, the singer Billie Holiday. With Matthew Parris. From May 2007.

Series of biographical discussions with Matthew Parris.

5/9. Pauline Black, lead singer with The Selecter, nominates Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz singers of all time. Pauline played Billie in an award-winning stage role in 1990. Guest is Julia Blackburn, whose book With Billie was based on the observations of people who knew her.

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  • Billie Holiday

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