musicology #21

ladiesweek #1

(Billie Holiday – Love Me Or Leave Me)

Kicking off ladiesweek with possibly the most influential female vocalist of all time…Eleanora Fagan Gough popularly known as Billie Holiday who most certainly had a right to sing the Blues and sing them she did but in a new ‘uptown’ style that took it’s lead from the one and only Louis Armstrong.

Of course there’s Bessie Smith, Mahalia Jackson and Dinah Washington  to consider but let’s leave that debate to one side.

very difficult to pick one slice of musicology from her repertoire but one it must be…

Accompanied by the sublime artistry of Teddy Wilson and full crew from sometime in the 1930’s … Billie step up to the m.i.c and let us know what time it is..


11 thoughts on “musicology #21

  1. “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”.
    Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885)


  2. apologies..I should have made it clearer.

    if the observers/listeners would like to hear what is being discussed click the appropriate number,(#)
    in this case musicology #21 on the big black box net ‘widget’ on the right


  3. As themusicologist races ahead of me it becomes that much harder to keep track… I listen every day; have something I’d like to say every day (especially things Mod) but due to the constraints of ‘earning a crust’, I’ll miss a day, then another, and before I know it the appropriate number (#) ain’t on the right anymore…. it’s on the previous page!!!!


  4. true but all you need to do is click on the arrow at the bottom of the boxnet widget and it scrolls down.


  5. It ain’t that smooth… it doesn’t scroll down all the time, after 15 #’s a new page appears. At the same time the music I’m listening to cuts out and I have to start again (which has it benefits I suppose)


  6. just tried it on my machine and I don’t have any problems navigating..take a look at the ‘navigate’ page..maybe youre not ‘opening in new window’
    what browser are you using??


  7. having just tried to navigate while listening, (uninterrupted), i’m assuming you are using Internet Explorer?
    if the answer is yes then my suggestion would be to open another Internet Explorer ‘window’ and use on for reading/navigating and the other just for listening. let me know if that works/make sense??


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