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Strange Fruit is still a song for today

Billie Holiday---first heard Billie Holiday on an 8 Track many moons ago -loved 'Lady sings the Blues'

Nina Simone - Her musical style arose from a fusion of gospel and pop songs with classical music, in particular with influences from her first inspiration, Johann Sebastian Bach,and accompanied with her expressive jazz-like singing in her characteristic low tenor. She injected as much of her classical background into her music as possible to give it more depth and quality, as she felt that pop music was inferior to classical. / My Dad adored her voice and singing style. FOR A SONG, CLICK ON…