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Francis Davis on Billie Holiday.

In his regular feature, "Interval," Fresh Air's jazz critic discusses the life and career of singer Billie Holiday. He takes a close look on how her personal life affected her music.


Other segments from the episode on August 20, 1981

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 20, 1981: Interview with William Marutani; Interview with McCoy Tyner; Interview with Warren Vache; Commentary on Billie Holiday.


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