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Strange Fruit

November 22, 2015

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]).

More:

“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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