View Full Version : Strange Fruit-Billie Holiday

Definitive X
10-31-2005, 07:31 PM
This song always brings tears to my eyes...I just wanted to know your opinions on it...peace.

Chief 'Broom
11-03-2005, 10:50 PM
oh dip - that song is the craziest shit

i have a documentary on billie holiday where it shows some pictures from the first time she performed it live and tells the story - she performed it in front of an audience full of strictly white folk and she sung her heart out and when she was done the room went completely silent - then all the sudden after a minute one person starts clapping, then the entire room gives a standing ovation

it was deep

and that's lyrics are harsh man, billie's my girl - she's the best that ever did it

Murdah Piff
11-03-2005, 11:04 PM
tragedy khadafi's version is 100000 times iller

Chief 'Broom
11-03-2005, 11:09 PM
8O that's pete rock's shit, and sticky kills it - Cap too

but better than Billie Holidays, fuck that

Holiday was referring to blacks hanging from trees in the south - shit was deep

11-04-2005, 02:42 AM
yeah, good song. but i like nina simones' version much more...


11-04-2005, 03:54 AM
MY mom be on that billy holiday tip hard as hell.

11-04-2005, 01:57 PM
can someone upload this???

Strange Fruit
11-04-2005, 02:23 PM
you gotta love billie.

strange fruit was an anthem... and always will be.

Chief 'Broom
11-04-2005, 04:49 PM
http://s47.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2EMU86WV8JLIO0HXBER059M61I (http://s47.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2EMU86WV8JLIO0HXBER059M61I)
Billie Holiday - "Strange Fruit"

I got you Big Ben. It's one version of it.

11-04-2005, 04:53 PM
thank you Chief!!

11-04-2005, 04:55 PM
I'm listening now!!

Chief 'Broom
11-04-2005, 05:16 PM
pretty harsh, ay

11-04-2005, 06:24 PM
Yeah... Reality is harsh

I can see why this can bring tears to the eyes she sings it with a lot of pain

Chief 'Broom
11-04-2005, 07:41 PM
true indeed

Strange Fruit
11-05-2005, 05:52 AM
Yeah... Reality is harsh

I can see why this can bring tears to the eyes she sings it with a lot of pain
no - one can imitate the emotion she portrays in any of her songs....

she's legend.

Chief 'Broom
11-05-2005, 01:40 PM
These are my recomendations for those just getting down with her..

"God Bless The Child"
"Good Morning Heartache"
"My Man"


Luther Large
11-05-2005, 02:31 PM
tales from the hood

11-06-2005, 09:51 PM
I just downloaded it... damn its moving... her voice is so haunting. I could see the bodies swaying in the wind, swinging from the ropes with contorted faces

11-07-2005, 04:07 AM
anyway, i like dis version much more:
nina simone - strange fruit (http://media.putfile.com/strange-fruit)

11-08-2005, 06:42 PM
Yo Smo cant you upload dis for me I want to add it to my collection

11-08-2005, 11:37 PM
yo, leave ya e-mail please (by p.m.)


11-12-2005, 06:21 AM
how trees bring and give life yet are used to portray death of not a person but an example to a people , after the lynching from the tree they would either cut off pieces or burn the body , strange that people who thought blacks were dirty would want to have a keepsake from one they lynched. heard that picnic has to do with that whites having a lynching and clipping body parts with a meal brought along snack. other versions i would have to search, but if they're any good i'd make a cd called seedlings of strange fruit for my own listening while the world broils in its sickening ever quicking.