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Sings Billie Holiday
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Stroud SLP 1005 (1972 US)

First album released by Stroud Records. Subsequently released as well on other labels Black Elephant and Capri in The Netherlands, Central Park in Brazil.

With a softness and delicate texture, Nina interprets several of Billie's repertoire working with a small group. The tracks are from both studio and club sessions "Strange Fruit" carries the most frightening message about lynchings in the South. "Don't Explain" is another meaningful track. "Just in Time" shows off Nina's supple piano playing and emphasizes her strong vocal ability.
-Billboard 27 January 1973.

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Tracks sorted by number (sort by session or by title)
 1 [4:58] Tell Me More and More and Then Some   Billie Holiday

 2 [3:00] This Year's Kisses   Irving Berlin

 3 [3:24] Strange Fruit   Lewis Allan, Sonny White

 4 [8:39] Fine and Mellow   Billie Holiday

 5 [4:13] Don't Explain   Arthur Herzog jr, Billie Holiday

 6 [2:09] Gimme a Pigfoot (And a Bottle of Beer)   Wesley "Sox" Wilson listed at n. 7

 7 [4:43] Just in Time   Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne listed at n. 6click, click, click

 8 [4:02] Love Me or Leave Me   Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn