I Loves You, Porgy

Billie Holiday

April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959

The song is from the George Gershwin opera “Porgy and Bess.”

Another “Porgy and Bess” cover, “Summertime” would make an even greater contribution to Billie Holiday’s fame.

Ms. Holiday began life as Eleanora Fagan in Philadelphia.

This clip from her last televised performance was produced in the UK by Granada TV’s “Chelsea at Nine” in February of 1959.

Every jazz fan is aware of the details of her life at this time. The power of her artistry and artistic integrity shines through it all.