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."
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Today's Death Penalty Song: Billie and "Strange Fruit"
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch