The Joys of Jazz made a intresting podcast on the song 'Strange Fruit' the iconic lynching protest song written by a Jewish schoolteacher from the Bronx, and immortalized by Billie Holiday. Time Magazine named it 'the song of the century.'
The Producer - If you like Billie you must be
interested in this book too, it's a biography about John Hammond. The
man that not only put the spotlight on Billie or Benny Goodman, but also
"discovered people like Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. More in Worth reading!
Born: Wednesday, April 7, 1915 in
Died: Friday July 17, 1959 at 3.10,
age 44 in Metropolitan Hospital, room 6A12, New York.
Scott Yanow's (AMG) biography.
Bret Primacks' BILLIE HOLIDAY: Assessing Lady Day's Art
Michael Brooks' article that accompanied the 3 CD box:
Billie Holiday - The Legacy
Steven Lasker's article that accompanied the 2 CD box: Billie
Holiday - The Complete Original American Decca Recordings
Hettie Jones 'Five Woman
in Black Music' with a section dedicated to Billie.
Elisabeth Hardwick's article as published in the New York