Video: Billie Holiday & Louis Armstrong – “The Blues Are Brewin’”

52 years ago today, we lost the great Billie Holiday after only 44 years amid incredibly sad circumstances. Rather than mark the occasion with some of her most infamous recordings — “Strange Fruit,” “Summertime,” “Gloomy Sunday,” et al. — I thought it best to recall this lesser-discussed footage of Holiday performing alongside Louis Armstrong in 1947’s New Orleans, her only major film appearance.

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