Produced by Barney Josephson. Album Jazz at the Philharmonic. Strange Fruit Lyrics. Southern trees bear a strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees. About Strange Fruit. This song, written by Abel Meeropol and performed by many artists (but most notably, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone,) is a dark and profound song about the lynching of African Americans in the Southern United States during the Jim Crow Era. In the lyrics, black victims are portrayed as strange fruit, as they hang from trees, rotting in the sun, blowing in the wind, and becoming food for crows upon being burned. It was a protest song that Billie Holiday very bravely performed under grave threats and at high personal cost.
Billie Holiday – Bitter Fruit. Series: I Grandi Della Musica Jazz –. Format: CD, Compilation. 10. God Bless The Child. Written-By – Herzog/Holiday. 11. Billies Blues (Love My Man). Written-By – Holiday. Written-By – Mercer-Arlen.
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Lyrics to "Strange Fruit" song by Billie Holiday: Southern trees bear a strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black bodies swinging. Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck For the sun to rot, for the tree to drop Here is a strange and bitter crop. Writer(s): LEWIS ALLAN. B. Billie Holiday Lyrics. album: "Lady Sings The Blues" (1956).
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.
Autore: Billie Holiday Album: Bitter Fruit Genere: Jazz Anno: 2004 Dimensione: 230 MB N° dischi: 1 Fonte: CD Originale Tracce: 13. TRACKLIST. 1 Summertime . 2 2 Strange Fruit . 8 3 Yesterdays . 1 4 I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues . 4 5 The Man I Love . 0 6 On The Sunny Side Of The Street . 8 7 Lover Come Back To Me . 7 8 Lover Man . 9 9 Solitude . 8 10 God Bless The Child. 6 11 Billie's Blues (I Love My Man) 1. 7 12 One For My Baby . 5 13 Fine And Mellow . 6. Files: 11 - Billie Holiday - Billie's Blues (I Love My Man)
Strange Fruit is a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday, who first sang and recorded it in 1939. 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. Such lynchings had occurred chiefly in the South but also in other regions of the United States. Meeropol set it to music and with his wife and the singer Laura Duncan, performed it as a protest song in New York venues, including at Madison Square Garden
Billie Holiday (album). Billie Holiday ( MG C-161) is the third 10 inch LP album of original material by jazz singer Billie Holiday, released on Clef Records in 1954 (her final album would also be given the same title, prior to being changed to Last Recording instead).