THE THROB
Black
(Traditional, arranged & adapted by The Throb)
Australia 1966
#31 Sydney #50 Melbourne #39 Adelaide #33 Brisbane #32 Perth

The follow-up to The Throb's 1966 hit Fortune Teller was Black, an R&B reworking of Black Is The Colour (Of My True Love's Hair), a traditional folk song.

The original song has been often recorded, notably (and numerously) by Nina Simone.

There is, of course, a detailed discussion of the song's history at Mud Cat Cafe: good luck with that one.

For more details of The Throb see Fortune Teller.

Further reading: The Throb by Ian D. Marks, one of the Wild About You chapters, which includes a detailed appreciation of Black.

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