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SONG: Strange Fruit ARTIST: Billie Holiday YEAR: 1939 Listen to it here: THE SONG: Strange Fruit originated in 1937 as a poem by Abel Meeropol, who wrote the words after seeing a photograph of the lynchings of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith in Marion, Indiana in 1930. He originally called the work “Bitter Fruit” andContinue reading “Song 16 – Strange Fruit”
SONG: Hellhound On My Trail ARTIST: Robert Johnson YEAR: 1937 Listen to it here: THE SONG: The phrase “hellhound on my trail had been used numerous times in other blues songs for years before it appeared as the title of one of Robert Johnson’s biggest hits. This song is a solo performance by Johnson withContinue reading “Song 15 – Hellhound on my Trail”
SONG: Cross Road Blues ARTIST: Robert Johnson YEAR: 1936 Listen to it here: THE SONG: Cross Road Blues or Crossroads was written by blues artist Robert Johnson in 1936. The song was the result of a 3rd recording session, recorded in a hotel with a portable disc cutting machine. Two similar versions of the songContinue reading “Song 14 – Cross Road Blues”
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