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Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday, Café Society And An Early Cry For Civil Rights

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The story of the song that foretold a movement and the Lady who dared sing it. Billie Holiday's signature tune, 'Strange... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

The story of the song that foretold a movement and the Lady who dared sing it. Billie Holiday's signature tune, 'Strange Fruit', with its graphic and heart-wrenching portrayal of a lynching in the South, brought home the evils of racism as well as being an inspiring mark of resistance. The song's powerful, evocative lyrics - written by a Jewish communist schoolteacher - portray the lynching of a black man in the South. In 1939, its performance sparked controversy (and sometimes violence) wherever Billie Holiday went. Not until sixteen years later did Rosa Parks refuse to yield her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus. Yet 'Strange Fruit' lived on, and Margolick chronicles its effect on those who experienced it first-hand: musicians, artists, journalists, intellectuals, students, budding activists, even the waitresses and bartenders who worked the clubs.

Autorentext

David Margolick is a contributing editor for Vanity Fair. Prior to that, he was the national legal affairs correspondent for the New York Times. He has written four books: Undue Influence: The Epic Battle for the Johnson & Johnson Fortune, At the Bar: Passions and Peccadillos of American Lawyers (a collection of his law columns for the New York Times), Strange Fruit and Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink. He has been nominated four times for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in New York City.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday, Café Society And An Early Cry For Civil Rights
Untertitel: Billie Holiday, Café Society And An Early Cry For Civil Rights
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EAN: 9781782112525
ISBN: 978-1-78211-252-5
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Canongate Books Ltd.
Genre: Musik
Anzahl Seiten: 176
Veröffentlichung: 27.06.2013
Jahr: 2013
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 3.5 MB