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Nina: Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown

Here is a lovely Christmas song sung in 1969 by Nina in the Bond movie "On her Majesty's secret service".
[Born Nina Magdelena Møller in 1932 in Copenhagen, Denmark, Nina is a singer who became famous in the United States in the early 1970's as the mistress of Clifford Irving, who went to jail when his biography of Howard Hughes, allegedly written with Hughes' co-operation, proved to be a fake when Hughes himself came out of seclusion to repudiate the work. She helped expose Irving's fraud by revealing that he was vacationing with her in Mexico at the time he was allegedly interviewing Hughes. She appears, as herself, in Orson Welles' non-fiction film "F For Fake" (1975). Nina was known in Europe as a singer of folk songs before her involvement with Irving and subsequent film career, having been married to her fellow folk singer Baron Frederik Van Pallandt, with whom she toured Europe and had many hit records as "Nina & Frederik" (they moved effortlessly from folk to calypso, pop and protest songs and played the London Palladium in 1966). The couple split up in 1969 and Nina went on to a solo career as a singer and Hollywood actress. The height of Nina's film career was her appearance in four Robert Altman movies: "The Long Goodbye" (1973), "A Wedding" (1978), "Quintet" (1979) and "O.C. and Stiggs" (1987).]
Enjoy her sweet voice and have a merry Christmas!

And here is the live version (BBC, 1969):


mantilla lady visits baseball's purgatory said...

How in the world have I lived all of these years loving Christmas music - only to have missed this gem?

Absolutely fantastic - gotta find it!

Jingle Bells (early) to all!

Southside Kid

mick44362 said...

Brilliant track should be re released