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Billie Holiday: She was original, honest — unique says Max Jones

Max Jones, Melody Maker, 8 August 1959

WHAT A sad, bad year it has been for jazz. The deaths of Baby Dodds, Lester Young and Sidney Bechet have been followed with tragic swiftness by the departure of Billie Holiday — to my ears, an incomparable jazz singer from the moment she hit the record scene in the middle Thirties.

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