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 Philadelphia.

Died: Friday July 17, 1959 at 3.10, age 44 in Metropolitan Hospital, room 6A12, New York.