AN EVENING WITH BILLIE HOLIDAY

AN EVENING WITH BILLIE HOLIDAY

This video played behind the performer impersonating Billie Holiday in this musical revue. For this vimeo version, I shortened all the slides to 5 seconds (just to give you an idea). On the slides that the performer sang during, I only used the musical intro.

Timecode and credits

00:00 Show Graphic
00:05 Piano player introduces Billie
00:11 “Straighten Up And Fly Right” graphic
00:26 monologue-Glad to be here
00:31 “What A Little Moonlight Can Do”
00:44 monologue-My cabaret card was revoked
00:50 “Summertime”
01:10 monologue-Learning to sing in a whorehouse/records/church
01:29 monologue-I combined the sounds of Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith
01:36 “Gimme A Pigfoot And A Bottle Of Beer”
01:46 monologue-I like BBQ and red beans/Mom and me/Duke Ellington
02:06 “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”
02:21 monologue-Sonny got me hooked on heroin
02:28 “God Bless The Child”
02:41 monologue-Pop used to sing
02:47 “Good Morning Heartache”
03:02 monologue-I’m not doing so good here
03:09 “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”
03:18 monologue-On tour with Artie Shaw
03:25 “Strange Fruit”
05:37 monologue-I need my flowers (and stumbles offstage)
05:42 Ray Charles medley played by band
05:50 Intermission
06:08 “Lover Man”
06:19 monologue-I seen a world of doctors
06:25 “Tenderly”
06:35 “The End Of A Love Affair”
06:53 “Round Midnight”
07:00 monologue-I took the heroin rap for Sonny
07:07 “Don’t Explain”
07:22 “My Man”
07:32 monologue-I want my own small club
08:04 She stumbles offstage
08:13 Bows
08:30 Show Graphic

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