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The Resource Strange fruit : Billie Holiday, Café Society, and an early cry for civil rights, by David Margolick ; foreword by Hilton Als

Strange fruit : Billie Holiday, Café Society, and an early cry for civil rights, by David Margolick ; foreword by Hilton Als

Label
Strange fruit : Billie Holiday, Café Society, and an early cry for civil rights
Title
Strange fruit
Title remainder
Billie Holiday, Café Society, and an early cry for civil rights
Statement of responsibility
by David Margolick ; foreword by Hilton Als
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From four-time Pulitzer Prize nominee David Margolick, "Strange Fruit" explores story of the memorable civil rights ballad made famous by Billie Holiday in the late 1930s. The song's powerful, evocative lyrics -- written by a Jewish communist schoolteacher who, late in life, adopted the children of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg -- portray the lynching of a black man in the South. Holiday's performances sparked conflict and controversy wherever she went, and the song has since been covered by Lena Horne, Tori Amos, Sting, and countless others. Margolick's careful reconstruction of the story behind the song, portions of which have appeared in Vanity Fair, includes a discography of "Strange Fruit" recordings as well as newly uncovered photographs that capture Holiday in performance at Greenwich Village's Cafe Society. A must for jazz aficionados
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Margolick, David
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6464
LC item number
.M37 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
discographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Allan, Lewis
  • Holiday, Billie
  • Café Society (Nightclub)
  • Lynching
Label
Strange fruit : Billie Holiday, Café Society, and an early cry for civil rights, by David Margolick ; foreword by Hilton Als
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes discography (pages 153-158)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43723261
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
160 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780762406777
Lccn
99074354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
1770367
Label
Strange fruit : Billie Holiday, Café Society, and an early cry for civil rights, by David Margolick ; foreword by Hilton Als
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes discography (pages 153-158)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43723261
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
160 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780762406777
Lccn
99074354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
1770367

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