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  • Denise Horne-Landmesser

    Billie Holiday "Lady Day" a jazz artist.

  • Kathleen Ryan

    Billie Holliday ~ Beautiful Lady Day: “Strange Fruit”, (the song made famous by blues singer Billie Holiday, about Black Lynchings in the South, was originally a poem written by Abel Meeropol, a Jewish Schoolteacher from the Bronx. www.olivecocomag.... Source:

  • Ashley Nicole

    Billie Holiday #Black #History #Culture

  • ॐ Ayana ॐ

    Strange Fruit”, the song about black lynching in the south made famous by blues singer Billie Holiday, was originally a poem written by Abel Meeropol, a Jewish schoolteacher from the Bronx. It was a huge protest for Billie to sing this song to all white audiences, but she did, often facing angry shouts and walkouts from her performances. She risked her life to sing the truth. #billieholiday

  • Sydney Bee

    Billie Holiday- not only my favorite female singer, a style inspiration as well.

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Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan;[1][4] April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo.

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