Tag Archives: Billie Holiday

Wednesday When It Was Music ~ “Stormy Blues” ~ Billie Holiday


Out of all that she had written or how many she would sing, Lady Day couldn’t have dug any deeper. One artist that could make your soul cry because you knew in your heart her words were such truth from having lived them, until the way in which they had just let her die.

She will always be a rarity of talent that has remained very much missed.

Billie doesn’t need a lot of explanation, you just hear her and feel.

Continue reading


Filed under Entertainment, MUSIC

Sunday’s Sermon ~ God Bless The Child ~ Blood, Sweat & Tears

Written by Billie Holiday and Arthur Hertzog Jr.

BS&T’s version was released off there second album in Dec. 1968.

In 1970 it won a Grammy Award for Album of the year.

David Clayton-Thomas – lead vocals Lew Soloff – trumpet, flugelhorn
Bobby Colomby – drums, percussion, vocals
Jim Fielder – bass
Dick Halligan – organ, piano, flute, trombone, vocals
Steve Katz – guitar, harmonica, Fred Lipsius – alto saxophone, piano
Chuck Winfield – trumpet, flugelhorn
Jerry Hyman – trombone, recorder


All I can say is ” Lady Day ” certainly knew what she was talking about when she wrote this song. Every single word contained in it rings the absolute truth.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, Blues, Entertainment, Jazz, MUSIC, Music History, Rock-n-Roll, Song of the Day