I’m gonna tell everybody in your neighbourhood,
That you a sweet little girl,
But you don’t mean me no good.
But someday, baby,
You ain’t gonna trouble poor me, anymore.
one of the many things i love about SRV, is that i’ve watched so many of his live performances yet he never fails to amaze me. every single time. how the fuck does he do that?
as its the last day of the holiday i think it’s appropriate to chill with live at the el mocambo and some vodka
Well I rolled and I tumbled, cried the whole night long
Tell you I rolled and I tumbled, cried whole night long
Rollin’ n moanin’, I didn’t know right from wrong
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.