Strange Fruit: Rare Studio and Live Recordings presents a collection of rare tracks from the early stages of Nina Simone's career. Available here on limited edition solid orange colored vinyl.
Among the treasures compiled here are her seldom heard earliest recordings made in Atlantic City in 1956, four singles waxed for Colpix, and various live recordings from the same period. The first five tracks were recorded live at a club somewhere in Atlantic City. These were among the first Nina Simone recordings ever made.
The live sets on Side B clearly attest to Nina's popularity during that period. She is heard playing at jazz clubs, and one of the live sets includes the song that gives its title to this collection, "Strange Fruit."
LP+ - Colored LP