Good Morning Heartache, Goodbye Billie

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Our narrator, Elliott James, brother of Billie James, recalls his brother’s last moments on earth. In the hospital with him; Mrs. James, their mother, and a white doctor. Elliott remembers his brothers talent and music. We learn Billie’s death is the result of a “bad operation.” Mrs. James is displeased with the outcome.

Listen: “Good Morning Heartache” - Bille Holiday
Read: “Just Above My Head” - James Baldwin

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from Billie James Is Not Your Lover, released September 7, 2010
Lyrics by Laduma Nguyuza
Produced by DLO the Iceman for Iceman Productions

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