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Lady Sings the Blues (Part 1)
ReadOasis Step 2 Southern trees bear 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 These sad words open the song “Strange Fruit.” The song was written by Abel Meeropol, and it was... Read more
Lady Sings the Blues (Part 2)
ReadOasis Step 2 Two years later, at the age of fifteen, Billie was given a job singing at a club. She eventually became one of the most famous nightclub singers in New York City. Then one night, Billie got a lucky break. Music producer John Hammond heard Billie sing.... Read more