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Strange Fruit

2 Dec 2009 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 18 Sep 2009
  • Label: Not Now Music
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Not Now Music Ltd 2008
  • Duration: 3:03 minutes
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  • ASIN: B00306U66O
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,112 in MP3 Songs (See Top 100 in MP3 Songs)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JK TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 Jun 2014
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This edition of 'Strange Fruit' by Billie Holiday is taken from The Ultimate Collection (Amazon Edition) originally released by 'Not Now Music' in 2009 . The track runs to slightly longer than 3 minutes.

Billie Holiday first recorded the song in 1939. The lyrics were originally written as a poem, Abel Meeropol, as a protest against lynching after his horror at seeing photographs of one such event. Strong stuff indeed and the perfect vehicle for Billie Holiday's smoky, raw performance. It's haunting. The song opens with a piano introduction originally added to lengthen the song for recording purposes.

I don't think you can listen to 'Strange Fruit' and not be moved.

Sound quality is good and the track plays well on tablet and laptop. This version of the track (MP3) was hassle free to download directly from the Amazon site.
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