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Mono Madeleine aka Billie Holiday

Today is April 7th which happens to be the immortal Bille Holiday's birthday and that means there is a day long birthday broadcast on WKCR-FM in NYC. But not to worry you can listen online at WKCR , either in Real audio or as an MP3 stream. So tune in and enjoy. (And find out why Madeleine Peyroux is no Billie Holiday, not now, not ever - period. And I'm not willing to discuss the issue since there is absolutely nothing to discuss.)

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Re: Mono Madeleine aka Billie Holiday

MP; same initials as those awful compressed audio files.

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Re: Mono Madeleine aka Billie Holiday

Good to see a post from you again, Jazzfan. Of course there's no other singer like Billie Holiday - nor any quite like Ella either. Some others are fun, though. What do you think of Velma Middleton? I'll raise a birthday toast to Billie while I listen to her sing - thanks for a good excuse to have a drink.

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Good to see a post from you again, Jazzfan. Of course there's no other singer like Billie Holiday - nor any quite like Ella either. Some others are fun, though. What do you think of Velma Middleton? I'll raise a birthday toast to Billie while I listen to her sing - thanks for a good excuse to have a drink.

What do I think of Velma Middleton? Since the only Velma I ever listen to is with her singing with the great Louie Armstrong I think she's GREAT! The bucket may have a hole in it but not my head!

As for my rather strong comments of a days ago...well I do get carried away. It's not that I don't enjoy Madeleine Peyroux, I really like her singing and her choice of material, but I just can't abide the constant Billie Holiday comparisions. They are a disservice to both of these fine singers.

The really odd thing is that by this point in her career Billie Holiday had probably recorded about 3 or 4 times as many songs as Ms. Peyroux has in her short career. Back then when they had a horse that could run, man did they run with it. Now it seems that they are afraid to wear the poor horse out.

Anyway, I had a great day last Friday listening to Lady Day all day on her birthday. I just hope that you managed to catch at least some of the broadcast.

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