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You say you want a revolution: 25 classic protest songs

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“Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday

Written initially as a poem by Abel Meeropol in the 1930s, this mournful ode gained its greatest popularity after it was recorded by legendary jazz vocalist Billie  Holiday. Offering a haunting look at lynchings in the south, it’s lyrics remain regrettably relevant today.

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