The Sweet Sounds of the Subversive: Billie Holiday

By |2016-01-14T15:07:04-04:00February 11th, 2013|Blog|

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ZyuULy9zs Since the 1920's, disgruntled Americans have tried to ban the performing of music they deem morally unsound. From the emergence of jazz almost a century ago to modern hip-hop, cutting-edge Black music has always been at war with those who can't tell a good tune when they hear it. Check out Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit", a haunting ballad once [...]