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Old 01-05-2021, 12:04 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by hafsteinn View Post
Billie Holiday - "Strange Fruit" Live 1959

Billie Holiday was a badass. She was threatened by Harry Anslinger, the Head Of the FBI, to stop singing about lynching. She did it anyway and continued to do it no matter what the monster tried to do to ruin her life. Now, Holiday and “Strange Fruit” are still remembered. Anslinger is not. I pray one day to be as brave as Billie was.
Idon'tgiveaf*ckish is what a colleague called Lady. SF isn't a blues tune - more of a dirge (or "protest song", if you will) but she definitely sang the blues.

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