Nancy Wilson, "Guess Who I Saw Today (excerpt)" (Boyd, Grand)
Bridgewater, "Four Women (excerpt)" (Simone)
Bridgewater (voice), Jolly (piano), "God Bless The Child" (Holiday, Herzog)
Bridgewater (voice), Michael Feinstein (voice, piano), "I've Got A Crush On You" (Gershwin)
In honor of Billie Holiday's centennial, Song Travels features Grammy-winning singer and actress Dee Dee Bridgewater, who embodied the late icon in the starring role of Lady Day. In addition to that performance and her Tony-winning role in The Wiz (1975), Bridgewater has appeared in shows such as Sophisticated Ladies and Cabaret.
This week, she talks with host Michael Feinstein about her experience playing Billie Holiday and performs a few of Holiday's signature songs, including "God Bless The Child" and "Good Morning Heartache."