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Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra - Strange Fruit / Fine And Mellow (Shellac)

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  1. Strange Fruit. Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra Fine and Mellow. Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra. 2. PREVIEW Lover Man (Single Version) 3. PREVIEW Don't Explain (Single Version) 4. PREVIEW Good Morning Heartache. 5.
  2. “Strange Fruit” is a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday, who first sang and recorded it in Written by a white, Jewish high school teacher from the Bronx and a member of the Communist Party, Abel Meeropol wrote it as a protest poem, exposing American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans.
  3. Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra Add to Favorite; Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan April 7, – July 17, ) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing.
  4. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Red label Shellac release of Strange Fruit / Fine And Mellow on Discogs. Label: New York - N. Y. • Format: Shellac 10 Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra - Strange Fruit / Fine And Mellow (, Red label, Shellac) | Discogs.
  5. In , African American jazz singer Billie Holiday (–) recorded "Strange Fruit" on the Commodore label after Capitol, her usual record label, refused to issue a song about lynching. It eventually sold one million copies.
  6. Aug 22,  · Billie Holiday helped shape American popular music with her voice and unique style. But, her legacy extends way beyond music with one song in particular — "Strange Fruit.
  7. Feb 24,  ·  "Strange Fruit" is considered to be one of her signature ballads, and the controversy that surrounded it—some radio stations banned the record—helped make it a hit. Over the years, Holiday sang.
  8. This is a sad, frightening song, sung by Billie Holiday. The 'Strange Fruit' is about those 'black skinned' souls, slaves, being hung from the trees throughout the US south. It mark's an ugly, horrific part of America's past. It's a sad & very haunting song, performed like no one else could've done. The emotion in her voice is palpable.5/5(4).

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