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    Billy holiday - strange friut

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    Mickey Nold

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    Deborah Latham White
    This needs to be shown in the United States to remind people that a lynch rope is a weapon of terrorism. Lady Day knew that and wasn't afraid to sing about this. This is definitely a rare piece of footage. I am glad that there is a copy available. Plus that mickeynold, I love it when the story is given about the music. Our story is worth the telling.
    By Deborah Latham White9 years ago
    Mickey Nold
    Strange Fruit" began as a poem about the lynching of two black men written by a Jewish schoolteacher from the Bronx Abel Meeropol, who used the pen name Lewis Allan (the names of his two children, who died in infancy). Meeropol and his wife were also the adoptive parents of the children of the executed alleged spies Ethel and Julius Rosenberg in the 1950s. "Strange Fruit" was written as a poem expressing his horror at the lynchings, and was first published in 1937 in The New York Teacher, a union magazine. Though Meeropol/Allan often asked others (notably Earl Robinson) to set his poems to music he set Strange Fruit to music himself and the song gained a certain success as a protest song in and around New York. Before Holiday was introduced to the song, it had been performed by Meeropol, by his wife, and by black vocalist Laura Duncan, who performed it at Madison Square Garden. - wickpedia
    By Mickey Nold9 years ago
    ManU MaNuStArDusT
    Oua!!
    chanson merveilleuse, dont les paroles rappellent les réalités de cette époque...chanson engagée écrite par un émigré (polonais juif je crois dont je ne me souviens le nom??)
    By ManU MaNuStArDusT9 years ago