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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