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“Strange Fruit”

Lyrics & Music by Abel Meerpool, 1937
Performed by Billie Holiday

Southern trees bearing a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swinging in the Southern breeze
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees

Pastoral scene of the gallant South
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolia sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.

Here is a fruit for the crow to pluck
For the rain to wither, for the wind to suck
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop.

– Originally published as a poem in 1937 by Abel Meerpool, aka Lewis Allen, a Jewish schoolteacher from the Bronx, depicts Southern trees bearing “strange fruit.”

I love her voice and music. CC
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Totally love this song.
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Flashback to 1969.

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Started my workday off with a three mile walk. Listened to the first Demons & Wizards album. It's really good. If it sounds like a cross between Iced Earth and Blind Guardian, it's because it literally is.
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Blast from the past. Lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtffv9bpB-U
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@Frontier2Xterra, that led me here, thanks for the trip sir🍻
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Just heard this on the radio, 93.3 WMMR in Philly, for the first time, ever. Pretty badass, RIP Mr. Daniels
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“Maxwells Silver Hammer” deserves a decent cover. Godsmack, Five Finger, or Perfect Circle could pull it off
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Love this music.
CC
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If you're blocked from watching the first video (except by clicking on YouTube), then feel free to check this out first...


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The Eurovision Song Contest movie on Netflix is Only okay, but I loved some of the songs



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@CatmanAmerica - How have I not heard of Fanny before? In 1972 I would listen to my transistor pocket radio with my monophonic earpiece everyday! It is a crying shame that they are not as well known as the girl bands that came after them. They are great musicians, song writers, and performers. Thank you for bringing them to my attention!
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The last ones that have gone through my playlist...

Cro-Mags - In The Beginning (pre-release)
Black Friars Social Club - self-titled
Sarah Longfield - Dusk
ORAX - Film
Michael Manring - Small Moments
Doyle - Abominator
Nathaniel Rateliff - And It's Still Alright
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The Eurovision Song Contest movie on Netflix is Only okay, but I loved some of the songs


I was scrolling too fast and thought that was GWAR for a second.
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Just in that kind of mood tonight.

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Jello!!!!

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more Jello!!

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still room for more Jello.

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Back in the mid 1980's, Slave Raider was a regular at a dive bar a few towns away from where I lived. As soon as I got my license and car at 16, I was there every time they played. After a while the bouncer at the door got to know me and would stamp my hand so that I could buy beer if I wanted to. It was a "setup" bar, all they served was beer and pop ("setup" came from serving pop meant to mixed with hard liquor). If you wanted anything harder, you brought it with you. Had a ton of fun at that bar!! Anyways, you might remember them from MTV. They had this one and I think one other video that got a fair amount of air time in the late 80's.

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Love Tom Lehrer's songs. His tunes are as funny and timeless as they are brilliant...



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A toast to the memory of one of the most tragic bands in the history of rock...

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@CatmanAmerica Had to look up the tragedy...just awful! Badfinger

Another tragic band...Lynyrd Skynyrd
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@CatmanAmerica Had to look up the tragedy...just awful! Badfinger

Another tragic band...Lynyrd Skynyrd


The loss of their leader, mentor and driving force Ronnie Van Zant along with energetic newcomers Steve and Cassie Gaines put the brakes on the group’s career. After that, the surviving members had little creatively left ...much less the Alpha leadership... to inspire new music or hold them together beyond tribute tours.

The sadist aspect of Lynyrd Skynyrd from a listening perspective is their image was so overtly antebellum south that it makes me cringe today. Unquestionably they produced awesome music (who doesn’t love Free-bird?), but some of their tunes were so reverential of the old south that I have difficulty listening to them anymore (Sweet Home Alabama, being a prime example).

I have a similar adverse reaction to Black Oak Arkansas, another quintessential southern rock band of the era that symbolically embraced the confederacy (although BOA only had a couple of novelty tunes that could loosely be described as hits). Their one saving grace is that they were so over-the-top redneck (especially Jim “Dandy” Mangrum) that they come across as a caricature of the culture ...or rather the lack thereof.

Curiously, not all southern rock was cut from stars and bars cloth. The Allman Brothers Band was one of the first true southern rock bands, ...and a lot more hippy than Mississippi. Not only was the ABB integrated, but broke ground as one of the first southern jam bands.

38 Special is another interesting group with regional and family ties to Lynyrd Skynyrd. They started out as a fairly straight forward Southern rock band in the footsteps of Skynyrd, but evolved into a very urban pop group in the 80’s with a bunch of MTV friendly hit singles.
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Anti Theft Device.... Brought to you by Mix Master Mike.
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After mentioning 38 Special this old classic kept bouncing around my head...



Carlisi's "fretter" perfect soloing on his custom Gibson Explorer couldn't be tighter.
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This new wave group, believe it or not, had a big influence on Jeff Carlisi and Don Barnes in 38 Special's development as a hit producing pop group...

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