Billie Holiday

The 50 Best Live Albums of the 1970s

The concert industry exploded in the 1970s, and the live album, a stopgap project once reserved for only the biggest artists, became a compulsory ritual…
Al Shipley / July 5, 2021

Sade: Our 1985 Interview

This article originally appeared in the May 1985 issue of SPIN. Sade Adu is like her songs—smooth, elegant and beautifully arranged. A coffee-colored…
Jessica Berens / July 20, 2019

Hear Mitski Cover Billie Holiday for Planned Parenthood

Mitski has shared a new cover Billie Holiday's "I'm a Fool to Want You" as part of the 7-inches for Planned Parenthood Compilation. Announced this…
Rob Arcand / October 19, 2017

Rebecca Ferguson Says She’ll Only Perform at Trump’s Inauguration If She Can Sing “Strange Fruit”

British singer-songwriter and former X Factor finalist Rebecca Ferguson has apparently received an offer from Donald Trump's inaugural committee to perform during the upcoming presidential inauguration ceremony.
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 3, 2017

Celebrating Pop Poetics: 25 Poets Who Draw Inspiration From Music Icons

Last month, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, which sparked a lot of questions of whether music could be considered poetry or…
Andy Emitt / November 4, 2016

Toro y Moi Turns Billie Holiday’s ‘My Man’ Into a New Age Glitch-Hop Hit

Every so often, Verve Records likes to give contemporary producers the keys to the castle, letting the mix-masters of the day imbue the jazz and…
Chris Martins / June 14, 2013
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