I love this singer, Billie Holiday...discovered her song when i was studying in Geelong, Vic. The way she sings....full of charisma, even the songs are dramatic..ada soul laa orang kata..
" Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan, April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazzsinger and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo."
Some of you might not quite like it..
Strange Fruit lyrics Songwriters: Allan, Lewis; Pearl, Maurice; Wiggins, Dwayne P.; Southern trees bear strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze Strange fruit hanging from the popular trees Pastoral scene of the gallant south The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth [- From :http://www.elyrics.net/read/b/billie-holiday-lyrics/strange-fruit-lyrics.html -] Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh Then the sudden smell of burning flesh Here is fruit for the crows to pluck For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop Here is a strange and bitter cry