Black Liberation 1969 Archive

"Strange Fruit"

Description

"Strange Fruit" was first a poem written by Abel Meeropol. It was first performed by Billie Holiday.

Nina Simone recorded the song for her 1965 album Pastel Blues, released by Philips Records.

Creator

Nina Simone

Publisher

WiseMonkey568
published via YouTube.com

Date

1965

Coverage

The album hit #8 on the Billboard R&B charts. 

Marilyn Holifield ‘69 recalled listening to this song.  

Player

Citation

Nina Simone, “"Strange Fruit",” Black Liberation 1969 Archive, accessed September 23, 2017, http://blacklib1969.swarthmore.edu/items/show/1260.