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Feminine Jazz singers

Feminine Jazz singers
The vocalist of jazz Billie Holiday.
The blues sung by women had a beginning slightly more late than the masculine one, partly for the rural origin of the style, an ambience where the man was occupying first place. When the blues began to penetrate in the big cities, it began to change such a tendency, giving place to the first feminine figures of the age of the classic Blues, like Ma Rainey or Bessie Smith, or the least well-known Bertha “Chippie” Hill, Victoria Spivey, Sippie Wallace, Alberta Hunter or Big Mama Thornton. Ethel Waters, Ivy Anderson, Mildred Bailey and – on all of them – Billie Holiday they were already interpreting songs, songs and more commercial ballads of composers as Jerome Kern, George Gershwin or School Porter.

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