Saturday, February 9, 2019

Tracey Thorn's ten desert island books

Tracey Thorn is an English singer, songwriter and writer, best known as being one half of the duo Everything but the Girl.

One of her ten favorite books, as shared at
Lady Sings the Blues, by Billie Holiday

I read this at the same time as I discovered her music. It’s very shocking, full of sexual abuse, drug addiction, violence, and racism, and opened my eyes to a lot of things I hadn’t known about or understood. It made me realize where songs like “Strange Fruit” had come from. The rawness of those songs had their roots in a devastating history of life experience.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue