Well of course this one is super famous, (albeit macabre). She certainly made her point with it, but do I like it? No! Songs about lynching are super depressing…no one wants to hear that! But I understand why she did it. She wanted to have her say. And she did. She really moved a lot of people with this song. So good for her. I think this might be the only Billy Holliday song that I know…certainly she sang some happy songs too?
You’re right about Cab Calloway though. I always mix those two up. Did Duke Ellington sing any songs? Maybe not.
“At Last” that’s Ella Fitzgerald right? Well that’s an awesome song that everyone knows and everyone loves. Timeless. Any more that sound like that one?