In A Sentimental Mood

Duke Ellington & John Coltrane — Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

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"In A Sentimental Mood" by Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

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Strange Fruit

Billie Holiday — Billie Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic

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75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South. 

Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.

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Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dead at 76

Globe and Mail: Former boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter died Sunday in Toronto at 76.

Carter became an advocate for the wrongly convicted after spending nearly 20 years in prison for a triple murder he didn’t commit.

Photo: Boxer Rubin (Hurricane) Carter in Toronto, March 18, 1992. (Edward Regan/The Globe and Mail)

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distanceetc:

Daily Mail reporter lies to food bank, steals money from the state, and from people who legitimately need it, all in the name of writing a smear article about food banks.
Mind blown.

"No questions asked" apart from all the questions they asked him…..

Well, that is awful. How much do you have to hate the poor to go as far as to steal their food and then try and shut down places that help them? What could you possibly gain from this?

l0werchelsea:

hotsuburbandad:

distanceetc:

Daily Mail reporter lies to food bank, steals money from the state, and from people who legitimately need it, all in the name of writing a smear article about food banks.

Mind blown.

"No questions asked" apart from all the questions they asked him…..

Well, that is awful. How much do you have to hate the poor to go as far as to steal their food and then try and shut down places that help them? What could you possibly gain from this?

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