Billy Holiday lady day

. SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SONG OF THE CENTURY. In 1999, Time Magazine named Holiday’s original studio recording of “Strange Fruit,” a 1939 protest song against lynching that was originally written as a poem by Abel Meeropol, the “song of the century.”

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The song is also part of The Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry and has been covered by various other artists, including Herbie Hancock and Nina Simone. (In 2013, Kanye West sampled Simone’s version of “Strange Fruit” in his song, “Blood on the Leaves.”) – See more at: http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=62880#sthash.0HznE5BN.dpuf http://m . mental floss . com
If living, lady day would be 100 years old

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