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Strange fruit : Billie Holiday, Café Society, and an early cry for civil rights

Author: David Margolick; Hilton Als
Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press, [2000] ©2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of 'Strange Fruit' from its genesis at the hands of Abel Meeropol to its popularization by Billie Holliday to its enduring power and appeal today. The author chronicles its effect on those who experienced it firsthand: musicians, artists, journalists, intellectuals, students, budding activists, even the waitressess and bartenders who worked the clubs. This is the story of a song that foretold the Civil  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Songs and music
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Margolick, David.
Strange fruit.
Philadelphia : Running Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)676858542
Named Person: Lewis Allan; Billie Holiday
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Margolick; Hilton Als
ISBN: 0762406771 9780762406777
OCLC Number: 43723261
Awards: Winner of Firecracker Alternative Book Award (Music) 2001
Description: 160 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by David Margolick ; foreword by Hilton Als.
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A biography of 'Strange Fruit' from its genesis at the hands of Abel Meeropol to its popularization by Billie Holliday to its enduring power and appeal today. The author chronicles its effect on those who experienced it firsthand: musicians, artists, journalists, intellectuals, students, budding activists, even the waitressess and bartenders who worked the clubs. This is the story of a song that foretold the Civil Rights Movement and the lady who ared to sing it.

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