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nostalgic-symphonies:




 Billie Holiday — I Cover The Waterfront (live, 1954)




 I see the horizon, the great unknown My heart has an ache, it’s as heavy as stone Will the dawn comin’ on make it light?





 (via harrybelafontes)nostalgic-symphonies:




 Billie Holiday — I Cover The Waterfront (live, 1954)




 I see the horizon, the great unknown My heart has an ache, it’s as heavy as stone Will the dawn comin’ on make it light?





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nostalgic-symphonies:

Billie Holiday — I Cover The Waterfront (live, 1954)

I see the horizon, the great unknown
My heart has an ache, it’s as heavy as stone
Will the dawn comin’ on make it light?

(via harrybelafontes)

historicaltimes:

Louis Armstrong with his trumpet as he studies music before appearing at London’s Festival Hall, December 18, 1956 for a concert to aid Hungarian refugees.

historicaltimes:

Louis Armstrong with his trumpet as he studies music before appearing at London’s Festival Hall, December 18, 1956 for a concert to aid Hungarian refugees.

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1950’s broadcast pioneer and original Today Show host Dave Garroway with “serious” musicians Jimmy McPartland, Bobby Hackett, Dizzy Gillespie and Bud Freeman.

1950’s broadcast pioneer and original Today Show host Dave Garroway with “serious” musicians Jimmy McPartland, Bobby Hackett, Dizzy Gillespie and Bud Freeman.

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themaninthegreenshirt:

Chet Baker records his first vocal album in Radio Recorders Studio 1, 1954

themaninthegreenshirt:

Chet Baker records his first vocal album in Radio Recorders Studio 1, 1954

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salsmineo:

Dinah Washington playing the vibes with Terry Gibbs at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958.

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Billie Holiday backstage at the Newport Jazz Festival, c. 1957

Billie Holiday backstage at the Newport Jazz Festival, c. 1957

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themaninthegreenshirt:

Thanksgiving Jazz at Carnegie Hall, November 29th 1957 - Incredible line-up!

themaninthegreenshirt:

Thanksgiving Jazz at Carnegie Hall, November 29th 1957 - Incredible line-up!

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alanmerrill:

Me and my parents in 1953, Bronx NY. My dad, jazz and latin music saxophone and clarinet wizard Aaron Sachs and my mom, jazz vocal legend Helen Merrill. 

alanmerrill:

Me and my parents in 1953, Bronx NY. My dad, jazz and latin music saxophone and clarinet wizard Aaron Sachs and my mom, jazz vocal legend Helen Merrill. 

billiesholiday:

Billie Holiday in 1958, Herman Leonard.

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Billie Holiday performing on the French television program Music Hall Parade in Paris, France, c. 1958

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