Wishing on the moon the life and times of billie holidayby donald clark narrated by anna fields produced by blackstone audio downloaded from audiblecom this book was written in 1994 and recorded by anna fields in 1996 who is no longer alive and whose narrations i still miss. Billie holiday wishing on the moon donald clarke on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers certainly no singer has been more mythologized and more misunderstood than billie holiday who helped to create much of the mystique herself with her autobiography. Newsday called this a thoroughly riveting account of holiday and her milieu the new york times raved that it may be the most thoroughly valuable of the many books on holiday and helen oakley dance in jazztimes said we should probably have to wait a long time for another life of billie holiday to supersede donald clarkes . Wishing on the moon is a real find for billie holiday fans who would like to learn more about her the book gives a lot of detail from interviews with people who knew and worked with her at various points the author lovingly corrects errors in billies own ghost written autobiography lady sings the blues. When you listened to billie holiday sing you felt that she had lived that experience and was telling a story about it a bass player reminisces in wishing on the moon the life and times of
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