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Abel Meeropol watches as his sons, Robert and Michael, play with a train set.

Read The Strange Story Of The Man Behind 'Strange Fruit'

September 5, 2012 – Years later, the writer of the iconic Billie Holiday song was tied to another event in U.S. history.


Queen Esther stands in front of Billie Holiday's gravesite in New York City.

Watch Looking For Lady Day's Resting Place? Detour Ahead

July 17, 2012 – Billie Holiday is buried in New York, but not near fellow jazz stars Duke Ellington and Miles Davis.


John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Read Our Search For The Albums Everyone Loves

May 16, 2012 – Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton begin their quest to pin down the most universally loved albums.


Louis Armstrong

Listen Library Of Congress Receives Largest Single Audio Donation

January 10, 2011 – Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday are included in Universal Music's recordings.


Billie Holiday

Listen Billie Holiday: Emotional Power Through Song

November 22, 2010 – Holiday sang from the heart, and had enough heartache to fill a songbook.


A Sad guitarist

Watch Readers Respond To 'Saddest Music In The World'

September 30, 2010 – What's the saddest music in the world? The question unleashed a river of tears for our readers.


Collage of Artists on the Show

Listen Guest DJ Jonsi Of Sigur Ros

March 29, 2010 – The Sigur Ros frontman sits in as guest DJ for All Songs Considered.


Read Good Morning Heartache: Wake Up To Jazz WESA

October 4, 2009 – Hear five jazz songs to get you into a groove, even if that groove reflects a relationship hangover. WESA

Read Evolution Of A Song: 'Strange Fruit'

June 22, 2009 – Hear singers who have invested the song with new meaning, including Billie Holiday and Rene Marie.

Read Poems In Song: Turning Words Into Jazz WESA

April 6, 2009 – Hear five songs that were originally written as poems to be read, not as lyrics to be sung. WESA

Betty Davis

Listen Lesser-Known Love Songs

February 9, 2009 – Hear a special Valentine's Day mix tape from All Songs Considered.


Billie Holiday.

Read Billie Holiday: A Lady Day Primer WESA

April 11, 2008 – Holiday's voice was unlike that of any other singer in her time, and remains unmatched in style. WESA

Read Forget Jewelry: Give Your Love Music WESA

February 13, 2008 – Instead of candies and cards, impress your sweetheart with some music inspired by love. WESA

Broken Heart.

Read A Lost Love Is Hard: Jazz Singers Understand Jazz24

February 11, 2008 – Hear heartbreaking songs of love lost, performed by some of the greatest jazz singers of all time. Jazz24

Listen Billie Holiday, The Magnetic Fields, the Jesus and Mary Chain, More

January 10, 2008 – Hear a new mix of music from Billie Holiday, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Peter Gabriel, and Bon Iver.


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