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. 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. 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
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.
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
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.
Written-By – Lewis Allan. B2. On The Sunny Side Of The Street. Written-By – Jimmy McHugh - Dorothy Fields. Billie Holiday (Cass, Comp, Mono, RE, Dol). Commodore, Pair Records. Strange Fruit (LP, Comp, Club).
Strange Fruit" is a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday. It condemned American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans that had occurred chiefly in the South but also in all regions of the United States. Holiday's version of the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1978. It was also included in the list of Songs of the Century, by the Recording Industry of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Artists Billie Holiday Strange Fruit. Strange Fruit Billie Holiday. This album has an average beat per minute of 102 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 62/132 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Strange Fruit. BPM Profile Strange Fruit. Album starts at 62BPM, ends at 132BPM (+70), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Billie Holiday. The Centennial Collection. This Is Billie Holiday. Eight Classic Albums.
1. Strange Fruit (Remastered). 2. Don't Explain (Remastered). 3. Summertime (Remastered). Trav'lin Light (Remastered). Billie Holiday & Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra. 15. That Ole Devil Called Love (Remastered). 15 Songs, 46 Minutes. Released: 30 Apr 2012.
|2||God Bless The Child|
|3||These Foolish Things|
|4||Lover Come Back To Me|
|5||The Man I Love|
|6||Love Me Or Leave Me|
|8||I Must Have That Man|
|9||That Old Devil Called Love|
|11||Let's Do It|
|12||Georgia On My Mind|
|13||Easy To Love|
|14||Mean To Me|
|15||Body And Soul|
|16||Night And Day|
|17||My Old Flame|
|20||Fine And Mellow|