Holiday, Billie - Strange Fruit

Vendor: Atlantic
Collection:
release: 2013

RARE/2HAND VINYL LP ON ATLANTIC 1972

Atlantic SD 1614 made in US

Vinyl NM. Cover VG+.

Billie Holiday's signature song signaled the maturation of a 24-year-old popular big-band singer into a serious jazz singer, an artist, and a force for social change. Debuting at the Cafe Society club in Manhattan, one of the few rare places where blacks and whites could mingle, Holiday used her famous halting, howling delivery and unique phrasing to pass on this sobering and haunting message, a poetic blues that looked unflinchingly at the lynching of African-American men in the American South. David Margolick, author of Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday, Cafe Society, and an Early Cry for Civil Rights, notes that the song was not written specifically for Holiday, though she took it and made it her own, even if it was not particularly a jazz song.

Tracklist

A1 I'll Get By
A2 My Old Flame
A3 Embraceable You
A4 (Billie's Blues) I Love My Man
A5 I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
A6 I Cover The Waterfront
A7 (I Got A Man Crazy For Me) He's Funny That Way
A8 Yesterdays
B1 Strange Fruit
B2 On The Sunny Side Of The Street
B3 I'm Yours
B4 Fine And Mellow
B5 Lover Come Back To Me
B6 I'll Be Seeing You
B7 As Time Goes By
B8 How Am I To Know

 

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