Who Sang Strange Fruit? Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox Nostalgia cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2014-9-30
Genre: Jazz
Style: Vocal/Contemporary Jazz
length: 3:47
producer: Annie Lennox and Mike Stevens
mixer: Cameron Craig and Mike Stevens
vocal: Annie Lennox
guitar: Mike Stevens
membranophone: Neil Wilkinson
bass guitar: Chris Hill
percussion: Annie Lennox and Richard Brook
engineer: Mike Stevens and Cameron Craig
piano: Annie Lennox
flute: Annie Lennox
Rhodes piano: Annie Lennox
accordion: Mike Stevens
harmonica: Mike Stevens
vibraphone: Mike Stevens
keyboard: Mike Stevens
Hammond organ: Mike Stevens
programming: Mike Stevens
trumpet: Simon Finch
trombone: Nichol Thomson
double bass: Chris Hill
cello: Ivan Hussey
violin: Stephen Hussey
viola: Stephen Hussey
conductor: Stephen Hussey
orchestrator: Stephen Hussey
strings arranger: Mike Stevens and Annie Lennox
Some other versions of "Strange Fruit"

Lyrics
Southern trees bear a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves
And blood at the root

Black bodies swingin'
In the Southern breeze
Strange fruit hangin'
From the poplar trees

Pastoral scene of the gallant South
The bulgin' eyes
And the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolias sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burnin' flesh

Instrumental

Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck
For the rain to gather,
For the wind to suck

For the sun to rot,
For the tree to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop

Southern trees bear a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves
And blood at the root

Black bodies swingin'
In the Southern breeze
Strange fruit hangin'
From the poplar trees

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Memphis in June
  • 2 Georgia on My Mind
  • 3 I Put a Spell on You
  • 4 Summertime
  • 5 I Cover the Waterfront
  • 6 Strange Fruit
  • 7 God Bless the Child
  • 8 You Belong to Me
  • 9 September in the Rain
  • 10 I Can Dream, Can't I?
  • 11 The Nearness of You
  • 12 Mood Indigo

  • Release information
    label: Blue Note
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 602537966219
    script: Latin