"Strange Fruit" by Abel Meeropol
This paper describes the life of Billie Holiday and explains the impact that "Strange Fruit" had on her career and on America.
# 54176 | 923 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2004 |
Published on Dec 16, 2004 in African-American Studies (1870-1950) , African-American Studies (Racism) , Music Studies (Blues, Jazz)
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This paper depicts, in detail, the life of Billie Holiday, including her pre-fame years. It tells of her rise to stardom and how her performances of "Strange Fruit" projected her as the face of an anti-racism movement. It also includes Abel Meeropol, the writer of "Strange Fruit", and the effect that the song had on listeners in the South.
From the Paper:"Billie Holiday is considered by many to be one of the greatest music legends of all time. Her unique style and diction led to her popularity, along with her controversial hit "Strange Fruit". "Strange Fruit" was a criticism of the way blacks had been treated in the south; it referred to the hanging of blacks from trees. Holiday collaborated with several famous artists of the time, including Count Basie and Artie Shaw. Her impact on music history is immeasurable, as well as her influence on artists of the later 20th century."
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