The development of "Strange Fruit" is one rather strange, and yet it stands now as one of the most well-known stories in the history of music. Was actually written words as a poem that was published by a teacher in New York City, Abel Meeropol in 1936. After trying to find others to do so, at the end of the song set Meeropol, music, vocalist and performance along with Laura Duncan at Madison Square Garden. How found its way into a song Billie Holiday to some extent "for discussion", but once it did, it turned into part of a group regularly to it. Yet due to the controversial nature of the very song, and was performed under very specific circumstances. Regardless of location, the holiday song, the last in their group, and there were never any recovery that followed. Also, the stop will be food and drink service in the early of the song, and will deliver all of the lights in the place out, keeping only a pin spot on the face and decorations. Sort of "Strange Fruit" for the registration of the fact it was understood somewhat difficult to maneuver, and the documents CBS, which owns the right to holiday, are not interested in the release of the song, largely for fear of alienating their audience in the South. Although the holiday was the performance of the song for some time, ended up giving CBS the documents leave one session, they recorded the song under the name of the documents in each of the Commodore in 1939 and again in 1944.
It later with the registration, which is most familiar, starting with the slow, trumpet, sad the Western, which leads to the front of the piano almost walking. In the first presentation of "Strange Fruit", and this was the introduction absent, and it was during the 1939 when it was for the first time by the improvised White Sony. Drawing just to listen to the song, through presentations at a later time, and decorations do not do anything more than stand in front of the microphone, eyes closed, as this delicate, somewhat haunting melody set the tone. After the holiday begins the moment the singing, and the reason is that it is held in high regard as a clear immediately, and not only that it has one of the most powerful and emotive voices in history, but can not be wrong in the actual voice to be heard. Bring a bit of grit in her group with the spaced pattern of the last jazz artists of the era, and there is a feeling painful proximity of the words that leave listeners today just as surprised that they did talk more than seventy years. Through music alike, as well as the bell voice, the song moves the listener to the collection of hot and humid in the Deep South, and even by today's standards, the Holiday Inn sing the words instead of the graphic and disturbing. Words are clear, honest, sound, decorations, and there is no doubt that "Strange Fruit" stands one of the most influential and protest and political songs ever recorded.
Has been well documented that even after performing the song for years, Billie Holiday would reduce to tears every evening behind the scenes after the end of the song. One can sense this total dedication to the emotional song in the studio recordings, and on many levels, the singing is beyond the capabilities of any other singer in history. There are authoritative, and almost sacred presence to her performance in "Strange Fruit", and even more so than any other song, one can not ignore the emotions and anger within both the music and singing. Almost immediately after the release of the song, and heralded as an achievement, and Club Cafe Society in New York City Remove ads with direct references to the performance of the holiday night of "Strange Fruit". Moreover, the presence of the song stood above all because it is without question one of the most moments pivotal in the civil rights movement, as in "popular" the first song to attack brazenly issues of racism, and the execution of a more direct, which occur in all parts of the country. Although it will take a few decades, the work of the "real" to be taken against these issues, there is no overstating the importance of "Strange Fruit" played in the progress of humanity in the transition to a more tolerant society. Even today, still use the song for those who are oppressed all over the world, and one can easily see that Billie Holiday breathtaking .1939 recording "Strange Fruit" remains unsurpassed as a pivotal moment in the history of music.