"Strange fruit hanging/from the poplar tree"...one of the most haunting songs ever written. Holiday recorded this song about a lynching several times throughout her career, but this original version features a performance so intense that it is impossible to beat.
available on CD - 1939-40 (Classics)
07 Dec 05 ·Swinging London: Nina Simone's version of this is also very beautiful. 16 Apr 08 ·space: An extremely important and agonizingly beautiful song.