Reggie Lewis - I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling, but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday, that's cool. Let's look at who Billie was: she was this person, this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the audience with the slightest gesture of her hand.
[ Ability Audience Beautiful Billie Cool Could Diva Emotion Feeling Gesture Hand Her Holiday Look Move Person Say She Sing Singer Slightest Sound]
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Stephen Lewis - I thought the Billie Holiday comparison was beautiful. I think, Wow, what a wonderful, creative, helpful spirit. She's someone who wanted to help others by sharing her emotion. That's what I do, too, so I think that's a great comparison.
[ Beautiful Billie Comparison Creative Emotion Great Help Helpful Her Holiday Others Sharing She Someone Spirit Think Thought Too Wanted Wonderful Wow]
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Bertha von Suttner - I know the history of the record business so well because I followed Billie Holiday into the record studios. It was so primitive compared to the sophisticated business today.
[ Because Billie Business Compared Followed History Holiday Into Know Primitive Record Sophisticated Studios Today Well]
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- I was trying to do Billie Holiday, because she was the voice to be heard at that time.
[ Because Billie Heard Holiday She Time Trying Voice]
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- The one thing about Billie is he will snap and rip your head off if you point anything out at all other than how beautiful he is and how nice he looks today.
[ Anything Beautiful Billie Head How Looks Nice Off Other Out Point Rip Snap Than Thing Today Will Your]
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- I love to sing old Motown songs to myself, or some Patti Smith Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday. That gets me in the mood for singing.
[ Billie Edith Gets Holiday Love Mood Motown Myself Old Patti Sing Singing Smith Some Songs]
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- I think Billie is the kind of girl who would let her hips swing loose.
[ Billie Girl Her Hips Kind Loose Swing Think Would]
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- When they thought of me, they always remembered the vacuous Billie Dawn. It was as simple as that.
[ Always Billie Dawn Remembered Simple Thought]
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- I love oldies just kind of sweet, slinky, Fifties music. The slow stuff. And Billie Holiday.
[ Billie Fifties Holiday Just Kind Love Music Oldies Slow Stuff Sweet]
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- I loved Billie Holiday more than any other person other than myself on the stage. Yeah, I do.
[ Any Billie Holiday Loved More Myself Other Person Stage Than Yeah]
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- Billie Holiday I never met, but I love her music.
[ Billie Her Holiday Love Met Music Never]
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- I listened to Billie Holiday a lot in order to learn to sing. She remains one of the extraordinary jazz singers. But my intent is to become my own voice, to be able to interpret these songs in my own way.
[ Able Become Billie Extraordinary Holiday Intent Interpret Jazz Learn Listened Lot Order Own Remains She Sing Singers Songs These Voice Way]
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- Because I was a tennis player, Billie Jean King was a hero of mine.
[ Because Billie Hero Jean King Mine Player Tennis]
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- Billie and I did wonders for women's tennis. They owe me a piece of their checks.
[ Billie Checks Did Owe Piece Tennis Their Women Wonders]
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- When Billie Holiday sings a song, I hear the song, but I always hear her and her truth.
[ Always Billie Hear Her Holiday Sings Song Truth]
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