Nancy Holloway

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A CD of songs Nancy recorded in the sixties. She sings everything in French, the language of France, the country she adopted in the early sixties. Few know, but Nancy Holloway, nee Nancy Brown was reared in Cleveland, Ohio in a house that still stands, but barely, on the corner of Wagner & E. 73rd Street (7300 Wagner Avenue), Mary Holt, a.k.a. the First Lady of Cleveland Radio is Nancy's half-sister. "Don't Make Me Over," "That's How Heartaches Are Made," "You're A Wonderful One," and the Contours' "Do You Love Me" translate well. She pays homage to the Beatles with "Elle T'Aime" ("She Loves Me"), and "Je Veux Prendre Ta Main" ("I Want To Hold Your Hand"). The 19 songs represent Nancy Holloway's pop/soul side. She remains viable singing jazz in some of Frances' plushiest night spots. At least 60 now, she was in her twenties, as the cover depicts, when she recorded these.

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