The Ladies Sing Jazz

wow. almost 2 1/2 hours of some of the greatest women jazz singers of all time – and there are too many greats backing them up to start naming them. this is cool, it’s all just straight clips culled from live performances. no voice-over, just classic performances.

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Billie Holiday’s haunting version of Strange Fruit appears here . The history of the song might surprise you:

Click this for the story of Strange Fruit on Wikipedia

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