Remembering Billie, 'With Love From Dee Dee'

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hide captionIn prior recordings, Dee Dee Bridgewater has paid homage to Horace Silver, Ella Fitzgerald and Kurt Weill.

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In prior recordings, Dee Dee Bridgewater has paid homage to Horace Silver, Ella Fitzgerald and Kurt Weill.

Mark Higashino

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  • Album: Eleanora Fagan 1915-1959: To Billie with Love from Dee Dee
  • Artist: Dee Dee Bridgewater
  • Label: Emarcy
  • Released: 2010
 

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JazzSet host Dee Dee Bridgewater pays tribute to Billie Holiday on her new CD, Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee.

Bridgewater starred in the one-woman musical Lady Day in the 1980s. She channeled the iconic jazz singer nightly, singing in a voice that gradually became more and more like Holiday's. But on Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959), Bridgewater sings in her own celebrated voice, and she sees the CD as a modern celebration of Holiday's work.

Farah Jasmine Griffin, author of the book If You Can't Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday, and Bridgewater talk with host Neal Conan about Holiday's style, talent and grace.

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