Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song

Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song
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Paperback, Ecco (HarperCollins), 2001, ISBN # 0060959568

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Recorded by jazz legend Billie Holiday in 1939, "Strange Fruit" is considered to be the first significant song of the civil rights movement and the first direct musical assault upon racial lynchings in the South. Originally sung in New York's Cafe Society, these revolutionary lyrics take on a life of their own in this revealing account of the song and the struggle it personified. Strange Fruit not only chronicles the civil rights movement from the '30s on, it examines the lives of the beleaguered Billie Holiday and Abel Meeropol, the white Jewish schoolteacher and communist sympathizer who wrote the song that would have an impact on generations of fans, black and white, unknown and famous, including performers Lena Horne, Eartha Kitt, and Sting.

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Contributed by: Als, Hilton
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: Jan 23, 2001
ISBN-13: 9780060959562
ISBN-10: 0060959568
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 168
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.3
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.0 x 5.3 x 0.4
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