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Throwback Thursday: Billie Holiday – “Strange Fruit” + Bonus Download

April 21, 2011 1 comment

This is one of my favorite songs from Ms. Holiday. It’s beautiful, dark, and the lyrics are very powerful. As much as I love hip-hop music, jazz and soul music are my favorite. They don’t make music like this anymore!

A few years ago I stumbled across this record by Common Feat. John Legend which samples “Strange Fruit”. I was a little apprehensive about listening to it at first because it’s such a classic song, but Common’s version has a nice vibe to it. I think it was a leftover track circa “Finding Forever”. I’ve posted a download link as a bonus below. Enjoy!

Download: Common – “Strange Fruit” Feat. John Legend

Previously: Throwback Thursday: The Roots – “What They Do”