* F R U I T *

* F R U I T *



  • Tutti Frutti - Little Richard (1955)

  • Peaches In The Springtime - Memphis Jug Band (1928)

  • Don't Squeeze The Peaches - Jack Costanzo & Gerrie Woo (1968)

  • Lemon 'N Ice - Latin Playboys (1999)

  • Cherry Oh Baby - Eric Donaldson (1971)

  • Where the Sweet Old Oranges Grow - Sam Montgomery (1936)

  • Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado (1955)

  • W-P-L-J - The Four Deuces (1956)

  • Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles (1967)

  • I'm Gonna Bring A Watermelon To My Girl Tonight - The Savoy Havana Band (1924)

  • Eatin' Watermelon - Crown Prince Waterford (1949)

  • Yes, We Have No Bananas - Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers featuring June Hutton (1948)

  • The Banana Boat Song (Day-O) - Harry Belafonte (1957)

  • Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday (1939)

The 82nd episode of Bob Dylan's

"Theme Time Radio Hour",

was on the topic 'Fruit'.

Strange Fruit
Billie Holiday

Southern trees bear strange fruit,

Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,

Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,

Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

Pastoral scene of the gallant south,

The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,

Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,

Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.

Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,

For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,

For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,

Here is a strange and bitter crop.