Friday, July 2, 2021

MUSIC DOCUMENTARY #21 Billie [2019] MP4

 

MUSIC DOCUMENTARY #21     BILLY HOLIDAY

Billie [2019] MP4

Billie is a 2019 documentary film about Billie Holiday, written and directed by James Erskine. The film is based around interviews recorded on audio cassettes through the 1970's by Linda Lipnack Kuehl, researching a book on Holiday that was never completed. Kuehl's interviews were with friends, family members, band members, peers from 1930's Harlem, piano players, psychiatrists and a pimp. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in September 2019.

In 1971, journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl set out to write the definitive biography of Billie Holiday. Over 8 years, she tracked down and tape-recorded over 200 hours of interviews with the extraordinary characters that populated the iconic singer's short, tumultuous life. However, Linda's book was never finished and the tapes never heard, until now. A rich and engaging portrait of the famed musician, Billie puts a spotlight on a story that goes beyond the conventional artist profile. (Amazon)

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5 comments:

  1. Thanks a million for these docs you put up! You gotta love a good music documentary if you geek out over this stuff like we do, right? Loved the Scott Walker one too. Thanks, man!

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    1. Hi Sampson,
      Most people listen to the music without a perspective of how it was born and evolved (which is fine). The documentaries offer a bit of background on an artist and I think it helps us to enjoy the artist more and learn about their personal journey through music. In Billie's case Its a tragic story as she was a true talent and special artist.
      Glad you are enjoying the Doco's.

      Cheers.

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  2. A great talent, that was used, abused and thrown away.

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    1. Hi lemonflag,
      Yes, its a beautiful but tragic story. She should have been treated better and treated herself better. I wonder what sort of artist she would have been if you didn't leave us so early. She was a great artist.

      Cheers.

      Cheers.

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  3. An excellent collection, thank you very much!

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