Nina Simone

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Classic Hits

Nina Simone

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In many ways, Nina Simone’s music defied standard definitions. Her classical training at the piano showed through, no matter what genre of song she played, and she drew from a well of sources that included gospel, pop and folk. She was often called the “High Priestess of Soul,” but she hated that nickname. She didn’t like the label of “jazz singer,” either. “If I had to be called something”, she stated in her autobiography, “it should have been a folk singer because there was more folk and blues thanjazz in my playing”. This CD compiles some of Nina’s greatest performances ever!

PERSONNEL:

NINA SIMONE, vocals & piano, on all tracks, plus:

ON TRACKS 1, 3, 6, 8, 12, 14 & 17:
JIMMY BOND, bass ALBERT “TOOTIE” HEATH, drums.
New York, 1957.

ON TRACKS 4, 9, 10, 13 & 16:
Same personnel as above.
Live at Town Hall, New York, September 12, 1959.

ON TRACKS 2, 11 & 15:
AL SHACKMAN, guitar CHRIS WHITE, bass BOBBY HAMILTON, drums.
Live at the Village Gate, New York, April 1961.

ON TRACKS 5 & 7:
Same personnel as above.
Live at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, June 30, 1960.

TRACKS:

01 I LOVES YOU PORGY
02 JUST IN TIME
03 MOOD INDIGO
04 EXACTLY LIKE YOU
05 YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO
06 LITTLE GIRL BLUE
07 TROUBLE IN MIND
08 LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME
09 SUMMERTIME
10 THE OTHER WOMAN
11 BYE BYE BLACKBIRD
12 HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS
13 BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY TRUE LOVE’S HAIR
14 YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE
15 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
16 FINE AND MELLOW
17 MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME

Total Time: 75:37