And He was asking him, "What is your name?" And he said to Him, "My name is Multitude; for we are many."

Love, Billie

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Billie Holiday (1915-1959) was raised in an abusive family, raped at age 11, and sent to a reformatory accused of “seducing” the rapist. In her early teens, after moving to New York, Holiday became a sex worker (she was first sent to jail for prostitution), and started singing in local clubs. She was eventually “discovered” and had a huge worldwide career marked by substance abuse and imprisonment. Billie Holiday was bisexual and had affairs with several women in prison and outside, including other women from show business.

Pure musical delight:

One of the most amazing jazz voices ever, bipolar Billie had it all. Violent troubled marriages and affairs with great musicians included.

Angela Davis argued that this next song, “You let me down”, is about how white racist american society let black people down (1999).

And this one was already posted, but always worth it.


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