0218: Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday)



Efrain and Danny come ready to unpack years of racial tension, discrimination and bigotry. This episode includes fascinating interviews with Robert Meeropol (the son of Strange Fruit lyricist and composer Abel Meeropol) and Shamell Bell, one of the original founding members of the Black Lives Matter movement. A full examination of the song and history of Strange Fruit, complete with rare covers, sound-bites and in-depth discussion.

purchase Under the Pink Deluxe CD HERE
purchase Billie Holiday: 20th Century Masters HERE
 purchase Nina Simone: Pastel Blues HERE

 visit the Rosenberg Fund for Children HERE
 visit Black Lives Matter HERE
 watch 'With a Dangerous Love' visual mix tape by Shamell Bell HERE
 listen to Tori Amos: Private Passions on BBC 3 (12 November 2006) HERE
watch WFYI Strange Fruit: The Story Behind the Song of the Century HERE
 read academic paper on Tori's cover of Strange Fruit by Lori Burns and Alyssa Woods HERE
 watch Nina Simone interview about the duty of an artist HERE
 purchase Blues Legacies and Black Feminism by Angela Davis HERE 
 listen to Mike Wallace interview Billie Holiday HERE

Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday | BUY | WATCH
Strange Fruit by Tori Amos | LISTEN
 Strange Fruit by Nina Simone | BUY | WATCH
 Strange Fruit (live) by Billie Holiday | BUY
 Legs by PJ Harvey | BUY
 Strange Fruit (live) by Diana Ross | BUY
 Strange Fruit by Josh White | BUY
 Strange Fruit by Cassandra Wilson | BUY
 Strange Fruit by Nona Hendryx | BUY
 Strange Fruit by Jose James | BUY | WATCH

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