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Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit - 180g Purple Vinyl

Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit - 180g Purple Vinyl

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Billie Holiday  |  Label: DOL  |  Format: LP  |  Genre: Jazz  |  Album Condition: New  |  Cover Condition: Sealed

Billie Holiday
Strange Fruit 
The Commodore sides
import on 180g Purple vinyl in special die-cut jacket! 
In 1939 when Billie Holiday's label refused to record the highly controversial 'Strange Fruit', she did not give up, but searched desperately for a label that was not afraid to take a risk. Thankfully Milt Gabler at Commodore Records, a fledgling independent jazz label, understood the importance of this song being recorded and released to the public and soon arranged for Holiday to record a session with him. The 'Strange Fruit session' for Commodore, was one of those historic moments and part of Billie Holiday's legend hinges on the tremendous courage it took for her go ahead and record this song, knowing that it might well mean the end of her career. Three other songs, found here, were also recorded at that session: 'Yesterdays', 'Fine And Mellow' and 'I Gotta Right To Sing the Blues', while due to contractual issues, the remaining Commodore sides were not recorded until five years later in 1944.
Includes the indispensable tracks; 
I'll Get By
My Old Flame
Embraceable You
Billie's Blues (I Love My Man) 
I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
I Cover the Waterfront
(I Got a Man Crazy for Me) He's Funny That Way
Strange Fruit
On the Sunny Side of the Street
I'm Yours
Fine and Mellow
Lover, Come Back to Me
I'll Be Seeing You
As Time Goes By
How Am I To Know
(This is the order of the tracks as issued by Atlantic 
Records in the 70s - same original Commodore recordings)

NEW SEALED Pressing on 180g Colored Vinyl in a unique die-cut jacket

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