“Strange Fruit,” words and music by Abel Meeropol, performed here by Billie Holiday, who recorded the influential song in 1939 with the Cafe Society Band (Frank Newton [trumpet], Tab Smith [alto sax], Kenneth Hollon [tenor sax], Stanley Payne [tenor sax]. Sonny White [piano] Jimmy McLin [guitar]. John Williams [bass], Eddie Dougherty [drums]).
“Strange Fruit, a Song That Changed the World,” Delancey Place
“Strange Fruit: the first great protest song,” Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian
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