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Jazz Performer And Vocal Artist Virginia Schenck Releases Official Video From Powerful New Album 'Battle Cry'

Jazz Performer And Vocal Artist Virginia Schenck Releases Official Video From Powerful New Album 'Battle Cry'

International vocal artist and jazz performer Virginia Schenck, who goes by the stage name VA, created her critically-acclaimed album Battle Cry (2020)—which released on January 3 and is available on all digital platforms as well as on CD—to use the power of music to generate change. Each week since release, the album has been climbing the ...


Habaka KFJ


After transferring to Atlanta, Georgia international jazz singer/songwriter and recording artist, Habaka Kay Foster Jackson extensively started performing throughout Europe participating in numerous Jazz, Gospel, and Blues festivals. Born in the music capital Nashville, Tennessee, and reared in Bloomfield, Connecticut Habaka was positively impacted by the constant influences of world-renowned talent during her formative years. Coming from a musical family her father Melvin Jackson was tenor saxophonist for the legendary B.B. King and her mother Mary Ann Jackson was also a jazz vocalist and dancer who traveled extensively in bands that included Elvis Presley



Strange Fruit

Featuring the music of Billie Holiday
Duration: 2:33

Billie Holiday performs "Strange Fruit".

Strange Fruit

Label: Basin Street Records
Released: 2005


Strange Fruit

Label: Basin Street Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Movement I (Narration #1/Opening Statement/The Beginning of the End); Movement II (Narration #2/Oral Traditions of the South/The Elder Negro Speaks); Movement III (Narration #3/Color Lines); Movement IV (Narration #4/Ballad of the Hot Long Night); Movement V (Narration #5/Beat); Movement VI (Narration #6/The Lynch Mob/Hoopin


Article: Album Review

Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra: Strange Fruit

Read "Strange Fruit" reviewed by Jack Bowers

If there is any justice, Irvin Mayfield's powerful cantata that lays bare the taboo of interracial love and the horrors of lynching in the Jim Crow South should assume an honored place among the celebrated masterpieces of early 21st Century music. That probably won't happen, as justice is almost as scarce today as it was then, ...


Strange Fruit

Label: Capitol Records
Released: 2004


Strange Fruit

Label: ITM Records
Released: 1997


Pre-Modernist Wireless: The Peel Sessions

Label: Strange Fruit
Released: 1995


Strange Fruit

Label: Nimbus West Records
Released: 1991


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