Thursday, 24 October 2013

Strange fruit - part 1


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  1. I love membrillo. Never heard of sloes.

    You've become an expert Graphika typist in no time! I must use mine more.

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  2. I was once (1984) given (in Oxfordshire, quite near to where you live) a bottle of very nice sloe gin as a Christmas gift. It was in the building where Alexander Pope translated the Illiad. I kid you not.

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  3. Just checking my facts - it was at Stanton Harcourt. Do you know it? I was married into the family at the time.

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    1. I know the name of the place but I'm not sure I have ever been there. But I have been to the Harcourt family's former estate at Nuneham Courtenay which is now an arboretum run by the university.

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  4. STRANGE FRUIT explores the history and legacy of a song unique in the annals of American music. Best-known from Billie Holiday's haunting 1939 rendition, the song "Strange Fruit" is a harrowing portrayal of the lynching of a black man in the American South.http://www.compmanwc.com/

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    1. I know, it is an important song. Nina Simone's version is my 'favourite'.

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