Monday, April 9, 2012

Remembering Billie

Born Elanora Fagan (1915)


  1. She struggled with drug addiction, but her apartment in the Bronx was always open to unemployed musicians, and she left a plate on the table that held money for food and subway fares. In her autobiography she wrote, "Singing songs like the 'The Man I Love' or 'Porgy' is no more work than sitting down and eating Chinese roast duck, and I love roast duck."

    She died at age 44.

  2. She was wonderful. Billie singing "All of Me" means a lot to me.

  3. I can hear it now. I have many of her original albums.