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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Today's Death Penalty Song: Billie and "Strange Fruit"

As a longtime music maven (former editor at Crawdaddy etc.) and author of a new e-book probing the death penalty in the USA (Dead Reckoning), I thought it would be apt for me to post a video here every day with a song illustrating or commenting on executions in America. See the first three picks elsewhere on this blog.  Today: simply one of the greatest songs, and performances, of the century: Billie Holiday live, doing "Strange Fruit."

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