BILLIE HOLIDAY, who died at 44, was born on April 7, 1915, and became one of the most influential singers of all time. Jazz trumpeter Trumpeter Bill Coleman said: "Billie Holiday sounded different from any female singer that I had heard before." It's an almost impossible task to pick out her 10 best songs. To put it in context, it means leaving out great songs such as If You Were Mine, These Foolish Things, The Way You Look Tonight, Pennies from Heaven, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm, Why Was I Born?, Carelessly, T'ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do, I Cover the Waterfront, My Man, I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away the Key), Body and Soul, Gloomy Sunday, God Bless the Child, I Can't Get Started and I'm a Fool to Want You etcetera etcetera. Here, Martin Chilton counts down his top 10.
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