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Billie Holiday's Voice Was Always Her Own

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Billie Holiday's Voice Was Always Her Own

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Billie Holiday's Voice Was Always Her Own

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Billie Holiday was born 100 years ago Tuesday in Philadelphia. Fresh Air jazz critic Kevin Whitehead has some thoughts on Holiday's changing style, her influences, and singers she influenced.