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Lil Baby performs during a Juneteenth voter registration rally on June 19, 2020 at Murphy Park Fairgrounds in Atlanta, Ga. One week earlier, he released "The Bigger Picture," a song protesting police brutality. Paras Griffin/Getty Images hide caption

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Turning The Tables: Celebrating Eight Women Who Invented American Popular Music

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Billie Holiday performs on stage at the Sugar Hill nightclub in Newark, N.J. Farah Jasmine Griffin's 2001 book posed a challenge to biographers and helped reimagine Holiday's legacy. Bob Parent/Getty Images hide caption

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Portrait of Billie Holiday singing at the Downbeat club in New York City on February 1947. Library of Congress hide caption

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Hear a conversation about the third season of Turning the Tables on Morning Edition

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Chuck Berry in the Chess Records recording studio. The New York Times reports that originals of Berry's Chess catalog were burned in the 2008 Universal fire. Gilles Petard/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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From Chuck Berry To Tupac Shakur: Taking Stock Of The 2008 Universal Fire

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Guest DJ Roger Waters

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Getting Personal With Alt.Latino Guest DJ Natalia Clavier

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Billie Holiday has become a mythic presence in absentia. William Gottlieb/Getty Images hide caption

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Billie Holiday: A Singer Beyond Our Understanding

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Billie Holiday: 'Lady Sings the Blues'

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Cassandra Wilson's Billie Holiday tribute album is titled Coming Forth By Day. Mark Seliger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cassandra Wilson 'Couldn't Wait' To Reinvent The Billie Holiday Songbook

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In a conversation aired on WBGO, Jessye Norman credits the study of jazz with her understanding of song interpretation. Carol Friedman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Song of the Week: 'Don't Explain'

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