MISS BILLIE HOLIDAY, 1954: A EUROPEAN SOUVENIR

from eBay — the original program for the concert that also featured Red Norvo, Beryl Booker, and Buddy DeFranco, JAZZ CLUB U.S.A.:

Then, we open it . . .

One of many famous photographs . . .

the four sets of the concert — no one following Miss Holiday . . .

and an advertising page.  Noel Coward has Amanda (in PRIVATE LIVES) say, “Extraordinary how potent cheap music is,” and no one would argue.  But there’s the power of pieces of paper, nearly sixty years old, reproduced for commercial purposes, to stir us — as if we could, through those pages, move right back to a concert hall in Germany and hear Miss Holiday sing.  Would that we could.

May your happiness increase.

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One response to “MISS BILLIE HOLIDAY, 1954: A EUROPEAN SOUVENIR

  1. Absolutely super. The art direction is fresh and brilliant even today. Not to mention the Lady singer.

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