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YMMV / Billie Holiday

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  • Colbert Bump: Holiday's popularity has gained a recent boost between Blacksad using "Strange Fruit" and Fallout 3 using "Crazy He Calls Me".
  • Nightmare Fuel: "Strange Fruit", describing the sinister scene of a lynching and contrasting it with a peaceful Southern evening. Made worse in that it's based on an actual event.
  • Older Than They Think: People tend to forget that the inextricable link between music and drugs long predates rock 'n' roll - or recorded music for that matter. Holiday was arrested on her deathbed for heroin possession.
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  • Retroactive Recognition: Of a boy Billie occasionally babysat. He was a nephew of the man who ran her first record company, Commodore Records, and his name also happened to be Billy. He was a funny kid who grew up to be one Billy Crystal (of When Harry Met Sally... fame).
  • Signature Song: "Strange Fruit" and "Gloomy Sunday".

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