Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), better known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz singer with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo
Strange Fruit" is a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday, who first sang and recorded it in 1939. Written by teacher Abel Meeropol as a poem and published in 1937, it protested American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans. Such lynchings had reached a peak in the South at the turn of the century, but continued there and in other regions of the United States. The great majority of victims were black.
Strange Fruit: 1937-1939. Strange Fruit: 1937-1939. Jazztory Records, Jazzterdays (Netherlands) 102423.
Billie Holiday: 1937-1939 (2018) - download mp3 or listen online. Billie Holiday: 1937-1939 (2018) - download the album and listen online. On this page you can listen to the album, get information about the album, see the list of songs and much more. Listen online and stay in a good mood. Org Album: Billie Holiday: 1937-1939 (2018).
Strange Fruit 1937-1939. I first heard the song, "Strange Fruit" in the HBO movie, "The Affair", starring Kerry Fox and Courtney B Vance. The song sets the beginning as well as the painful ending. Vance is hanged for sleeping with Fox, after her husband returns home from the war, and tells her to tell the court that Vance raped her, or he will take their son and divorce he.
Written by teacher Abel Meeropol as a poem and published in 1937, it protested American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans. According to the Tuskegee Institute, 1,953 Americans were murdered by lynching, about three quarters of them black.
Album: The Billie Holiday Story (1939). Get the Sheet Music License This Song. The poem was published in the January 1937 issue of a union publication called The New York Teacher. After putting music to it, the song was performed regularly at various left-wing gatherings. Meeropol's wife and friends from the local teachers' union would sing it, but it was also performed by a black vocalist named Laura Duncan, who once performed it at Madison Square Garden. In 1971, Meeropol said, "I wrote 'Strange Fruit' because I hate lynching, I hate injustice, and I hate the people who perpetuate i. Victims of lynchings were people who were marginalized from society, and most were black men. They were lynched for a variety of reasons, often because they did something to upset a prominent member of the community, who would then organize a mob to track down and kill the victim.
|1||They Can't Take That Away From Me||3:01|
|2||I'll Get By||3:06|
|3||Yours And Mine||3:13|
|4||Mean To Me||3:06|
|6||Me, Myself And I||2:35|
|7||A Sailboat In The Moonlight||2:50|
|8||Getting Some Fun Out Of Life||3:00|
|9||Trav'lin All Alone||2:11|
|10||Nice Work If You Can Get It||3:06|
|12||You Go To My Head||2:51|
|13||Havin' Myself A Time||2:26|
|14||I'm Gonna Lock My Heart||2:05|
|15||I Can't Get Started||2:45|
|16||Sugar (That Sugar Baby O' Mine)||2:45|
|17||More Than You Know||3:03|
|18||Long Gone Blues||3:03|
|20||Fine And Mellow||3:09|
|21||I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues||2:46|