by: Ken Vail
first published by: Castle Communications plc, Chessington (United Kingdom) in 1996.
ISBN number: 1 86074 131 2
WHAT THE COVER READS:
'Lady Day's Dairy' is a month by month chronology of the singer's life from the day she joined Count Basie's Orchestra in 1937 to her death in 1959. The book lists her club and concert appearances and details all of her recording sessions.
Copiously illustrated with contemporary photographs, newspaper extracts, reviews, ads and posters, it provides a fascinating insight into the life and times of the most soulful and influent singer of the twentieth century.