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Feb. 4th, 2010

01:08 am - Rediscovering stuff you *didn't* like as a kid

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From:wbwolf
Date:February 4th, 2010 02:28 pm (UTC)
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Billie Holiday.

Everyone said, "Oh, she's a great singer." and I was starting to get into jazz in high school. So, I decided to check out a compilation of hers from the library. But, I found her voice a bit off putting. So I just stuck with the instrumentals.

About a decade later, though, I started picking up a song of her here and there, and got more used to her tone of voice to recognize that she really was a master singer. Certainly a voice like hers wouldn't make it today — she's a bit nasally — but I can now appreciate her profound influence she's had.
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