Strange Fruit Mention of the Day: "Many decades after it was first recorded by Billie Holiday, 'Strange Fruit' continues to be terrifyingly resonant. The song, which verbalizes the horrors of racism in the American South, has been covered countless times by artists across genres, from Tori Amos to Andra Day. But two renditions of the song continue to stand out above all others: Billie Holiday’s unforgettable original and Nina Simone’s profound, straightforward take."
". . .'["Strange Fruit"] is about the ugliest song I have ever heard,' Simone once said. 'Ugly in the sense that it is violent and tears at the guts of what white people have done to my people in this country.'”
Read the full article: https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/strange-fruit-feature/