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Billie Holiday - Billie Holiday Sings Strange Fruit download mp3 album
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Album:
Billie Holiday Sings Strange Fruit
Style:
Swing
Released:
1956
Country:
Scandinavia
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1569 mb
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1346 mb
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1132 mb
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Billie Holiday Sings (MGC-118) is a 10-inch LP album made by jazz singer Billie Holiday, released in the United States by Clef Records in 1952. It was her first album for the label, and her first album of original material, following several compilations of previously released 78rpm sides for Columbia, Commodore, and Decca

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

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.

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. Pastoral scene of the gallant South The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth Scent of magnolias sweet and fresh Then the sudden smell of burning flesh. 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.

Billie Holiday Sings, An Evening with Billie Holiday. Strange Fruit -. Billie Holiday. 2016 The Complete Commodore Recordings Vol. 1 1937 - 1944. God Bless the Child & Me Myself and I.

Read or print original Strange Fruit lyrics 2019 updated! Southern trees bear a strange fruit,, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root . Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills, which made up for her limited range and lack of formal music education.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Strange Fruit
Written-By – Holiday*
A2 Fine And Mellow
Written-By – Holiday*
B1 He's Funny That Way
Written-By – Movet*, Whiting*
B2 I'll Get By
Written-By – Ahlert*, Turk*

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Scandinavian Record Company
  • Printed By – SIB-Tryck, Enskede

Credits

  • Alto Saxophone – Lem Davis (tracks: B2), Tab Smith (tracks: A1, A2)
  • Bass – John Simmons (tracks: B1, B2), John Williams* (tracks: A1, A2)
  • Drums – Ed Dougherty* (tracks: A1, A2), Sid Catlett* (tracks: B1, B2)
  • Guitar – Jimmy McLin (tracks: A1, A2), Ted Walthers* (tracks: B2)
  • Painting – Sten Axel Ahlstrand
  • Piano – Eddie Heywood (tracks: B1, B2), Sonny White (tracks: A1, A2)
  • Tenor Saxophone – Kenneth Hollan* (tracks: A1, A2), Stanley Payne (tracks: A1, A2)
  • Trombone – Vic Dickenson (tracks: B2)
  • Trumpet – Doc Cheatham (tracks: B2), Frank Newton (tracks: A1, A2)
  • Vocals – Billie Holiday

Notes

This version: 3-prong center (Unlike 4-prong version)

An Embassy Master.

Writing credit for A1 wrongly attributed to Holiday.

Side A recorded March 20, 1939
B1 recorded March 25, 1944
B2 recorded April 8, 1944
All tracks recorded in New York City

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: NCB

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SXP 2800 Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Sings Strange Fruit ‎(7", EP) Sonet SXP 2800 Scandinavia 1956
SXP 2800 Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Sings ‎(7", EP, Mic) Sonet SXP 2800 Scandinavia 1956