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1 track from 1939 has been recommended by tinks.
Strange Fruit  performed by Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra  1939
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"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.

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