Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill Backing Tracks – Crazy He Calls Me … Don’t Explain … God Bless The Child … Strange Fruit … T’Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do … What A Little Moonlight Can Do …
Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar and Grill is a play about Billie Holiday by Lanie Robertson. The play is set in Philadelphia in March 1959. Billie Holiday is performing in a bar and sings accompanied by Jimmy Powers on the piano. She recounts some of the events in her life which had been somewhat eventful.
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Billie Holiday, also known as “Lady Day,” was a legendary jazz singer who had a profound impact on American music. She is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of all time and her style was unique and instantly recognizable. Holiday had a difficult life, filled with poverty, violence, and addiction, but her voice was a source of hope and beauty.
Holiday first came to prominence in the 1930s, when she began singing at New York City’s legendary jazz club, the Cotton Club. She quickly gained popularity with her distinctive style and her ability to connect with her audience. Holiday’s career took off in the mid-1930s, when she began recording with Columbia Records. She went on to record some of her most famous songs, including “Strange Fruit” and “God Bless the Child.”
Sadly, Holiday’s life was cut short by her addictions and she died at the age of 44. However, her music lives on and continues to inspire new generations of musicians. Lady Day at Emerson Bar and Grill is a tribute to Billie Holiday, featuring some of her most famous songs performed by today’s top jazz vocalists. This is sure to be a night of beautiful music and celebration, honoring one of the greatest jazz singers of all time.
A film based on the play was released in 2016.
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Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill Backing Tracks
Crazy He Calls Me … Don’t Explain … God Bless The Child … Strange Fruit … T’Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do … What A Little Moonlight Can Do …