By Julia Blackburn.
Abridged by Emma Harding.
A biography of Billie Holiday, told through the voices of those who knew the great singer.
Billie's singing career begins to swing in 1930s Harlem.
Billie's relationship with her mother comes under strain.
Billie Holiday's life, as told by her friends Stump Daddy and Jimmy Rowles.
Billie charms her fellow musicians with her unique lyrical style.
Billie refuses to be cowed, even when the going gets tough.