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If You Can't Be Free, Be A Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday - Farah Griffin
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Singer, composer, actress, lover, wife, writer, pleasure seeker, drug addict, icon, commodity, myth and mystery: Billie Holiday is still one of the most famous jazz vocalists of all time. But Holiday's image -- the gifted torch singer with insatiable appetites for food, sex, alcohol and drugs -- is not the full story. Farah Jasmine Griffin's enchanting investigation of Holiday, her world and how she is remembered, at last fully liberates Lady Day from the tragic songstress myth. Griffin argues that the stereotype of a black woman who can always take center stage to command an audience because of her incredible ability to feel, but not to think, continues to hide the real Holiday from public view. Instead of a mindless "natural" with incredible talent but no discipline, Griffin's Holiday is a jazz virtuoso whose passion and technique made every song she sang forever hers. Instead of being helpless against the racism, sexism and poverty that dominated her life, Holiday is an artist, willing to pay a tremendous price to change the sound of jazz forever. And far from being a victim of overwhelming obstacles, Lady Day is an independent spirit whose greatest legacy is that all hurdles can be overcome, whatever the odds. Holiday's voice has permeated American music from Frank Sinatra to Macy Gray. But, until now, Holiday's influence has never been reconciled with her image. Farah Jasmine Griffin unravels the threads that make up the Holiday mystique and weaves together a new, true african-american and black,african-american studies,arts and literature,biographies,composers and musicians,entertainers,ethnic and national,humor and entertainment,jazz,politics and social sciences African-American & Black, Free Press

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Transaction Publishers. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!, Transaction Publishers, 1st/1st. Good in very good dust jacket. SIGNED and inscribed/dated in Philadelphia 'For Beth. Thank you for all your support! With admiration and respect. Lady Day's legacy teaches us to be free!' by author on title page. 1St edition, 1st printing, complete number line. Dust jacket has slight edgewear. Book would be as new except for moisture damage to the right side of the pageblock. By the author of 'Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists & Progressive Politics During World War II' and 'Clawing At the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever'. Rare signed.

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The Free Press, New York, USA, 2001. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 240 pages. Contains black and white photographs. The author has given us a work of extraordinary originality and passion. By confronting the myths that surround one of the aorld's greatest artists, Griffin reveals a great deal about our need to revel in the tragedy and mystery that Billie Holiday's image conjures. This brilliantly conceived and beautifully written book is a pathbreaking study that adds flesh to Holiday's icon and explores the ingenious art behind her complex life. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Non Fiction; Unallocated; ISBN: 0684868083. ISBN/EAN: 9780684868080. Inventory No: 027697. . 9780684868080, The Free Press, 2001

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[EAN: 9780684868080], Gebraucht, wie neu, [PU: New York, NY, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster, 2001, New York, NY, U.S.A.], HOLIDAY BILLIE 1915 1959 BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMING ARTS 0684868083, Jacket, Black ink mark bottom edge.

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Hard Cover, Appears to be new & unread,, Near Fine in Near Fine jacket, [ED: 1], HOLIDAY BILLIE 1915 1959 BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMING ARTS collectible, [PU: Free Press, The]

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If You Can't be Free, be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday
Author:

Farah Jasmine Griffin

Title:

If You Can't be Free, be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday

ISBN:

9780684868080

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780684868080
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0684868083
Hardcover
Publishing year: 2001
Publisher: Free Press

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ISBN/EAN: 9780684868080

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0-684-86808-3, 978-0-684-86808-0

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