Friday, March 25, 2011

Song "Until the Real Thing Comes Along", singer Billie Holiday

"(It Will Have to Do) Until the Real Thing Comes Along" It was first published in 1936.
The original sheet music songwriting credits, of one version, read "Words and Music by Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin and L.E. Freeman".

The legendary Billie Holiday recorded this song in 1942 - Columbia Records

Billie Holiday; she was born Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter and nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young.

Some song she co-wrote:  "God Bless the Child," "Don't Explain," "Fine and Mellow," and "Lady Sings the Blues."  Other songs she was famous for singing are "Easy Living," "Good Morning Heartache," and "Strange Fruit", a protest song which became one of her standards and was made famous with her 1939 recording.

Her autobiography was called Lady Sings the BluesDiana Ross portrayed Holiday in the film Lady Sings the Blues.

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