BILLIE HOLIDAY    

WOMEN IN JAZZ SITE CONTENTS

  1. Toshiko Akiyoshi

  2. Geri Allen

  3. Andrews Sisters

  4. Angela Andrews

  5. Lil Harden Armstrong

  6. Dorothy Ashby

  7. Pearl Bailey

  8. Beverly Barkley

  9. Karen Briggs

  10. Ruth Brown

  11. Diane Cameron

  12. Betty Carter

  13. Joan Cartwright

  14. Kim Clarke

  15. Gloria Coleman

  16. Alice Coltrane

  17. Dorothy Donegan

  18. Ella Fitzgerald

  19. Rita Graham

  20. Jace Harnage

  21. Billie Holiday

  22. Bertha Hope

  23. Shirley Horn

  24. Lena Horne

  25. Alberta Hunter

  26. Jus' Cynthia

  27. Sandra Kaye

  28. Emme Kemp

  29. Vinnie Knight

  30. Lavelle

  31. Peggy Lee

  32. Abbey Lincoln

  33. Melba Liston

  34. Gloria Lynne

  35. Tania Maria

  36. Marian McPartland

  37. Carmen McRae

  38. Mabel Mercer

  39. M'zuri

  40. Sandy Patton

  41. Trudy Pitts

  42. Cheryl Porter

  43. Shirley Scott

  44. Nina Simone

  45. Bessie Smith

  46. Carol Sudhalter

  47. Sarah Vaughn

  48. Dinah Washington

  49. Ethel Waters

  50. Mary Lou Williams

DIVA JOAN CARTWRIGHT

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On April 7, 1915,  Eleanora Fagan was born in Baltimore, MD

  • Internationally known as "Lady Day" Performed with Lester "Prez" Young

  • Recorded with Teddy Wilson from 1935 to 1939

  • In 1937, she worked with Count Basie

  • With Artie Shaw in 1938

  • 40's and 50's she sang in theaters and clubs from Cafe Society to the Apollo

  • First black woman to appear in Carnegie Hall

  • Battle with narcotic addition led to her death at 44 in 1959

  • Popularized "Strange Fruit" and "God Blessed The Child"

  • Died July 17, 1959