Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie with Love from Dee Dee
Grammy award winning jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater recently released this album to honor Billie Holiday. To describe the project, Dee Dee said “it’s my way of paying my respect to a vocalist who made it possible for singers like me to carve out a career for ourselves”. Although Dee Dee performed the role of Billie Holiday in the theatre production of Lady Dady in 1986 and 1987, she emphasized that she did not set out to imitate Billie with Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie with Love from Dee Dee. I like the fresh approach she and musical director Edsel Gomez bring to the songs, especially my favorites Lady Sings the Blues, All of Me and You’ve Changed. Check out All of Me below and look for the album on Amazon.
All of Me