Billie Holiday, Music and Literary Information

There are several excellent biographies about Billie Holiday: Billie Holiday, by Stuart NicholsonBillie Holiday (Music)

Billie Holiday: Wishing on the Moon, by Donald ClarkeBillie Holiday: Wishing On The Moon

Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth by John SzwedBillie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth

Columbia records has reissued Billie Holiday’s output in several versions.  This is probably the best compilationLady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia (1933-1944)

Excerpts of several Billie Holiday songs were used during this podcast according to the doctrine of fair use.  These songs were “I Can’t Get Started”, “All Of Me”, “Strange Fruit”, “God Bless the Child”,  “You Go To My Head” and “You Better Go Now.”

 

 

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Edgar Allan Poe (Volume 1, Podcast 6)

Podcast situated beneath photographs

Edgar Allan Poe, only days after his suicide attempt, 1848
Edgar Allan Poe, only days after his suicide attempt, 1848
Virginia Clemm Poe, the only likeness of Poe's wife that exists.
Virginia Clemm Poe, the only likeness of Poe’s wife that exists.
Maria Clemm
Maria Clemm
Rufus Griswold
Rufus Griswold
Sarah Helen Whitman
Sarah Helen Whitman
Elmira Royster Shelton
Elmira Royster Shelton
Edgar Allan Poe Tomb, Westminster Cemetery, Baltimore, MD, (Philip D. Gibbons photo)
Edgar Allan Poe Tomb, Westminster Cemetery, Baltimore, MD, (Philip D. Gibbons photo)
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Edgar Allan Poe, Publication and Music Information

The Definitive Biography of Edgar Allan Poe is: Edgar Allan Poe, A Critical Biography by Arthur Hobson Quinn. Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography

A more recent effort is: Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Legacy by Jeffrey Myers. Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Legacy

A brief but comprehensive overview is contained in Edgar Allan Poe: The Fever Called Living by Paul Collins. Edgar Allan Poe: The Fever Called Living (Icons) by Collins, Paul (2014) Hardcover

The intro and outro music was the Introduction and Rondo Cappriccioso, Op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saens.  This version is in the public domain.

Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28

 

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Ernesto “Che” Guevara (Volume 1, Podcast 5)

 

Podcast is situated below photographs.

 

Che Guevara, El Guerrillero Heroico, by Korda
Che Guevara, El Guerrillero Heroico, by Korda
Original Photo, before Masetti and Palm tree werecropped out.
Original Photo, before Massetti and Palm tree were cropped out.
Che on his honeymoon with Hilda Gadea
Che on his honeymoon with Hilda Gadea
Che and Aleida March on their honeymoon
Che and Aleida March on their honeymoon
Che in Red Square
Che in Red Square
Tamara Bunke, aka "Tania"
Tamara Bunke, aka “Tania”
Patty Hearst aka "Tania", Symbionese Liberation Army
Patty Hearst aka “Tania”, Symbionese Liberation Army
Che and Felix Rodriguez in front of La Higuera schoolhouse, minutes before Che's execution.
Che and Felix Rodriguez in front of La Higuera schoolhouse, minutes before Che’s execution.
Che Guevara's body on display at Vallegrande, Bolivia hospital
Che Guevara’s body on display at Vallegrande, Bolivia hospital
Leather shoes of Che Guevara worn when he was executed. Blood is from the leg wound suffered in combat.
Leather shoes of Che Guevara worn when he was captured. Blood is from the leg wound suffered in combat.
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Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Book and Music Information

The most extensive biography of Che Guevara is Jon Lee Anderson’s “Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life” Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life

A wonderful book about Che and the Korda image is “Che’s Afterlife: The Legacy of an Image. Che’s Afterlife: The Legacy of an Image (Vintage Original)

An interesting compendium of pieces on Che is Che: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of a Revolutionary, edited by John Hart.

Che: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of a Revolutionary

 

Opening and closing music was the song “Who”, second track from the album “Spin Day and the Emotional Godfather”

Spin Day

This music used by virtue of the following Creative Commons License

The License

 

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Friedrich Nietzsche (Volume 1, Podcast 4)

Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche
Paul Ree, Lou Salome and Nietzsche
Paul Ree, Lou Salome and Nietzsche
The (in)famous photo of Salome, Ree and Nietzsche
The (in)famous photo of Salome, Ree and Nietzsche
Nietzsche, with Elizabeth, one year before his death.
Nietzsche, with Elizabeth, one year before his death.
Hitler, visiting Elizabeth at the Nietzsche Archive in Weimar.
Hitler, visiting Elizabeth at the Nietzsche Archive in Weimar.
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Friedrich Nietzsche, Book and Music Information

Books used for the Friedrich Nietzsche podcast included:

 

Walter Kaufmann’s biography, which is considered one of the best: Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist

 

Curtis Cate’s effort is an updated perspective with new material.: Friedrich Nietzsche Hardcover – February 3, 2005

 

“Forgotten Fatherland”, is an amazing tale of the bizarre colony of “Nueva Germania”:  Forgotten Fatherland The Search for Elizabeth Nietzsche (and the Aryan colony in Paraguay called Nueva Germania)

 

This book describes Nietzche’s life through photographs of places where he lived, visited and worked during his life: The Good European: Nietzsche’s Work Sites in Word and Image by Krell, David Farrell, Bates, Donald L. (1999) Paperback

 

Portions of Elgar’s “Nimrod”, number 9 from the “Enigma Variations”, Opus. 36 used are in the public domain.

Elgar: “Nimrod”, #9, “Enigma” Variations

 

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Mildred Harnack and the Red Orchestra (Volume 1, Podcast 3)

Mildred Harnack, courtesy, Eric D. Carlson
Mildred Harnack, courtesy, Eric D. Carlson
Arvid Harnack
Arvid Harnack
Harro Schulze-Boysen
Harro Schulze-Boysen
Libertas Schulze-Boysen
Libertas Schulze-Boysen
Mildred Harnack, May, 1938, courtesy of Eric D. Carlson
Mildred Harnack, May, 1938, courtesy of Eric D. Carlson
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Mildred Harnack Book, Music and Additional Information

There are several books that discuss the Mildred Harnack incident and the Red Orchestra.  An extremely thorough, lengthy biography of Mildred is contained in Shareen Blair Brysac’s “Resisting Hitler.”

By Shareen Blair Brysac – Resisting Hitler: Mildred Harnack and the Red Orchestra

 

Anne Nelson’s “The Red Orchestra” focuses on all of the members of this resistance movement and the tumultuous period in Berlin in the thirties and forties.

Red Orchestra: The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends Who Resisted Hitler

 

Eric Larson’s “In the Garden of Beasts” is a general description of the diplomatic intrigue between the German and American governments, Berlin society in the thirties and the life during this period of Martha Dodd.  Mildred Harnack is only mentioned peripherally but any reader with an interest in this topic will undoubtedly find this book fascinating.

In the Garden of Beasts (11) by Larson, Erik [Hardcover (2011)]

 

For more information on the controversy over Nazi anatomist Hermann Stieve and the disposition of the cadavers of those executed by the Nazis with specific information about Mildred Harnack, see this article in Slate:

What happened to the Remains of Nazi Resister Mildred Harnack? Now We Know.

 

Both pieces of music heard in this podcast are in the public domain.  For more information see:

Erik Satie, Gymnopedie No. 1 (Harp arr.) and

Erik Satie, Gnossienes, No. 1 (piano)

 

 

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