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Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair
Traditional
Originally a Norvegian folk song.

Nina's version with Jaffa remix is in the soundtrack of Crazy, Stupid, Love (Ficarra, Requa, 2011). Listen on YouTube.

Recording sessions
1955: Philadelphia (US-PA)
with strings added
 
 
1956: Atlantic City (US-NJ) (demo)
 
 
1959 September 12: New York Town Hall
Black is the color of my true love's hair
His face so soft and wondrous fair
The purest eyes and the strongest hands
 
 
1964 April 4-6: New York
Black is the color of my true love's hair
His face so soft and wondrous fair
The purest eyes and the strongest hands
 
 
1969 June: Amherst (US-MA) Massachussets University
2007 [3:24] DVD 3 College Concerts and Interviews Andy Stroud (US)
 
 
1969 June: Amherst (US-MA) Massachussets University Emile Latimer
2007 [3:44] DVD 4 College Concerts and Interviews Andy Stroud (US)
 
 
1969 October 26: New York Philarmonic Hall vocal: Nina and Emile Latimer
Black is the color of my true love's hair
His face so soft and wondrous fair
The purest eyes and the strongest hands
 
 
1969 November 3: Roma (IT) Teatro Sistina
 
 
1983 July 30: Pompei (Napoli, IT) Jazz Festival
 
2000 April 13-14: São Paulo (BR) Via Funchal
 
Unknown recording session
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