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Strange Fruit by David Margolick
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Sep 18, 2010

really liked it
Read in April, 2010

This is a slim volume, a very quick read, and a great idea. just as the title says, it's a bio of the song Strange Fruit, most famously recorded by Billie Holiday, and it really gives an impression of how powerful and disturbing it must have been back in the day. It is such a song of its time and while i can appreciate the song today, it thankfully doesn't have quite the same relevance as it did in 1939. It was great to get this perspective.
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