Sunday, August 24, 2008

"Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone"

Here's a sweet but sad clip of Billie Holiday from February 1959. It's one of her last performances--possibly her last TV appearance, according to the comments at YouTube. She died just a few months later. She's in pretty bad shape here, but she still does an incredible job with the song.

4 comments:

Perfumeshrine said...

It's heart-achingly sad...such a hard life too.
Thanks for uploading the clip, M!

Whodat said...

Yes, thanks for the clip!

Bozo said...

Wonder who that fabulous band is. It ain't the Count, but it's mighty good.

BitterGrace said...

I've watched this three more times since I put it up. Love it!

I saw your question, Bozo--Blogger is just being very slow today, it seems. By the way, the original uploader at YouTube says it's the Peter Knight Orchestra.