Podcast Link is at the bottom of photos.
Most of the information contained in this podcast came from: “The Mad King: The Life and Times of Ludwig II of Bavaria”, by Greg KingThe Mad King: The Life and Times of Ludwig II of Bavaria
The Swan King: Ludwig II of Bavaria by Christopher McIntoshLudwig II of Bavaria: The Swan King
Both pieces of music at the beginning and conclusion of this podcast are by Richard Wagner.
The introduction is from the Wagner opera “Die Walkure” and is better known as “The Ride of the Valkyries.” It is performed here by the US Marine Band.
The conclusion is from “The Funeral March and Finale” from the opera “Siegfried.” It is also performed by the US Marine Band. Both selections are in the public domain.
Podcast link at conclusion of photographs
There are several excellent biographies about Billie Holiday: Billie Holiday, by Stuart NicholsonBillie Holiday (Music)
Billie Holiday: Wishing on the Moon, by Donald ClarkeBillie Holiday: Wishing On The Moon
Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth by John SzwedBillie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth
Columbia records has reissued Billie Holiday’s output in several versions. This is probably the best compilationLady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia (1933-1944)
Excerpts of several Billie Holiday songs were used during this podcast according to the doctrine of fair use. These songs were “I Can’t Get Started”, “All Of Me”, “Strange Fruit”, “God Bless the Child”, “You Go To My Head” and “You Better Go Now.”