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Ronnie Dark has a dream. Ronnie's a music fan. He's a record collector, and a musician himself. The record label, according to Hammond, was broke and unable to record many jazz tunes. Because Wilson, Holiday, Lester Young, and other musicians came into the studio without any arrangements, which cost money, and improvised the material as they went along, the records they produced were very cheap.

Holiday was never given any royalties for her work, instead being paid a flat fee, which saved the record label money. I mean a giant hit. Most records that made money sold around three to four thousand. Holiday chose the songs she sang and had a hand in the arrangements, choosing to portray her then developing persona of a woman unlucky in love.

Holiday found herself in direct competition with popular singer Ella Fitzgerald, with whom Holiday would later become friends. Chick Webb and Fitzgerald were declared winners by Metronome magazine. Downbeat magazine declared Holiday and Basie the winners. A straw poll of the audience saw Fitzgerald win by a three-to-one margin. Some of the tunes Holiday performed with Basie were recorded. By February of that year, Holiday was Cheap Lovin - Thelma Houston - Sunshower (Vinyl longer singing for Basie.

The reason given for her firing varies from person to person. Holiday complained of low pay and working conditions and may have refused to sing the tunes requested of her or change her style. This association placed her among the first black women to work with a white orchestra, an unusual arrangement for the times. In situations where there was a lot of racial tension, Shaw was known to stick up for his vocalist.

Holiday describes one incident in her autobiography where she could not sit on the bandstand with other vocalists because she was Black. Holiday lost her temper and needed to be escorted off the stage. Because of their success, they were given an extra time slot to broadcast in April, which increased their exposure. The songs were more instrumental with fewer vocals. Shaw was also pressured to hire a white singer, Nita Bradley, who Holiday did not get along with but had to share a Album). In November Holiday was asked to use the service elevator at the Lincoln Hotel, instead of the passage elevator, because white patrons of the hotels complained.

This may have been the last straw for her. She left the band shortly after. By the late s, Billie Holiday had toured with Count Basie and Artie Shaw, scored a string of radio and retail hits with Teddy Wilson, and became an established artist in the recording industry. Her record label Vocalion listed the single as its fourth best seller for the same month. She performed it at the club inwith some trepidation, fearing possible retaliation. She later recorded it again for Verve.

As Holiday began singing, only a small spotlight of light illuminated her face. On the final note, all lights in the club went out and when they came back on, Holiday was gone. She received a mention in Time magazine. Fagan used the money her daughter earned while shooting dice with members of the Count Basie band, whom she was on tour with in the late s. Holiday obliged, but soon fell upon hard times herself. Mom turned me down flat. With help from Arthur Herzog, Jr. In SeptemberLife magazine complimented Holiday on her work.

The success and wide distribution of the song made Holiday a staple in the pop community, allowing her to have her own solo concerts, a rarity for jazz singers in the late 40s. That was right in her.

Billie loved those songs. When it came time to record the song, Holiday begged Gabler for strings, which were associated with big name acts like Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, to accompany her in the background.

I begged Milt and told him I had to have strings behind me. The musical director for the session, Toots Camarata said she was overwhelmed with joy. Her s sides with Wilson used a small jazz combo. Her recordings with Decca often involved string ensembles and presented her voice in a new light. After the recording session, Holiday did not return to the studio until August Although the song failed to chart, it remained a staple in her live shows with three known live recordings of the song.

In SeptemberHoliday began work on what would be her only major film New Orleans. She starred opposite Louis Armstrong and Woody Herman.

Their attempts failed because in Biberman was listed as one of the Hollywood Ten and sent to jail. I should have known better. When I saw the script, I did. Louis Armstrong tried comforting her. And very damn little of me. I know I wore a white dress for a number I did… and that was cut out of the picture. She earned more than a thousand dollars a week from her club ventures at the time, but spent most of it on heroin.

Her lover Joe Guy traveled to Hollywood while Holiday was filming and supplied her with drugs. By the late s, Holiday had begun recording a number of slow, sentimental ballads.

February On May 16,Holiday was arrested for the possession of narcotics in her New York apartment. On May 27,she was in court. Dehydrated and unable to hold down any food, she pled guilty and asked to be sent to the hospital. The D. Jo Stafford topped the poll. Luckily for Holiday, she was released early March 16, because of good behavior. When she arrived at Newark, her pianist Bobby Tucker and her dog Mister were waiting for her.

The dog leaped at Holiday, knocking off her hat, and tackled her to the ground. A woman overheard the commotion and thought the dog was attacking Holiday. She started screaming and soon a crowd gathered and then the press showed up. Holiday hesitated, unsure whether audiences were ready to accept her after the arrest. She eventually gave in, and agreed to the concert. On March 27,Holiday played Carnegie Hall to a sold-out crowd. LP were 2, tickets sold in advance, a record at the time for the venue.

During the show, someone sent Holiday a box of gardenias. After the third curtain call, Holiday passed out. Titled Holiday on Broadway, it sold out and was a success for a while. Despite the success, the show closed after three weeks. Billie Holiday in court in late She was brought to court over a contract dispute. Holiday stated that she began using hard drugs in the early s. She married trombonist Jimmy Monroe on August 25, While still married to Monroe, she became romantically involved with trumpeter Joe Guy, who was also her drug dealer, and she eventually became his common-law wife.

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  1. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "Sunshower" on Discogs.

  2. Thelma Houston - This Is Your Life (lp 'Sunshower' ABC Records ) Play. Pause. Thelma Houston - To Make It Easier On You. Play. Pause. Thelma Houston - Everybody Gets To .

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  5. Arranged and produced by Jimmy Webb, this is his finest work. Likewise for Thelma Houston who holds nothing back. She is in her finest form on every song. The only dim spot in this album is that it never received the legitimate recognition that it deserved. Recorded as an lp in , it is now available in limited quantities as an import from Japan/5(24).

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  7. "This Is Your Life" is another gem on this fantastic reissued album and "Cheap Lovin'" has the soulful conviction and gusto, along with powerhouse vocals, usually reserved for the likes of Aretha Franklin or Janis Joplin. Houston proved on this debut album that she was equally effective singing ballads or up-tempo rock numbers/5(21).

  8. Sunshower is a music album by Thelma Houston released in Sunshower is ranked 40,rd in the overall chart, 2,rd in the s, and th in the year This album appears in 3 charts and has received 0 comments and 11 ratings from site members. provides a whole host of statistics, and allows you to rate, rank and comment on your favourite.

  9. Thelma Houston Dunhill Dunhill (label) Soul (CD, LP) Vocalists (CD, LP) A pretty darn amazing album from Thelma Houston – recorded during the zenith of Jimmy Webb's career, when Jimmy was not only one of the hippest songwriters in pop, but also kind of a mini-Burt Bacharach, writing, arranging, and conducting albums for a variety of stars.

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