Nina Simone

Strange Fruit (EJC 55708)

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Strange Fruit

Nina Simone

Essential Jazz Classics

8436559461900

EJC 149447

EJC 55708

JAZZ

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CD 5,37 €

2-CD SET

12 TRACKS FOR THE FIRST TIME ON CD

This release compiles a collection of rare tracks from the early stages of Nina Simone’s career, presented here for the fi rst time on a single set. Among the treasures are her seldom heard earliest recordings, made in Philadelphia in 1955, and in Atlantic City in 1956 –the latter ones fi rst issued on the long out of print LP Starring Nina Simone (Spin-O-Rama – M 130).

Also included on this set are four rare singles waxed for Colpix, and various live and broadcast recordings from the same period, among them twelve tracks appearing here on CD for the first time ever.

PERSONNEL:

  • NINA SIMONE, piano & vocals
  • CD 1 [1-5]: Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1956.
  • CD 1 [6-9]: Orchestra conducted by Stu Phillips. New York, 1959-61.
  • CD 1 [10-18]: Philadelphia, 1955.
  • CD 2 [1-2]: Lake Meadows Club, Chicago, 1960.
  • CD 2 [3-4]: The Ed Sullivan Show, New York, September 11, 1960.
  • CD 2 [5-10]: Al Shackman (g); Chris White (b); Bobby Hamilton (d).
  • CBS Broadcast, New York, August 13, 1961.
  • CD 2 [11-12]: Paul Palmieri (g); Lisle Atkinson (b); Warren Smith (perc);
  • Montego Joe (congas). CBS Broadcast, New York, November 25, 1962.
  • CD 2 [13-14]: Probably New York, early 1960s.

TRACKS:

  • CD ONE (68:11)
  • 01 I LOVES YOU PORGY
  • 02 SINCE MY LOVER HAS GONE
  • 03 BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY TRUE LOVE’S HAIR
  • 04 LOVIN’ WOMAN
  • 05 BAUBLES, BANGLES AND BEADS
  • 06 SINCE MY LOVER HAS GONE #2
  • 07 IF ONLY FOR TONIGHT
  • 08 NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT
  • 09 COME ON BACK, JACK
  • 10 BLACK IS THE COLOUR OF MY TRUE LOVE’S HAIR #2
  • 11 I LOVES YOU PORGY #2
  • 12 NEAR TO YOU
  • 13 REMIND ME
  • 14 SINCE MY LOVER HAS GONE #3
  • 15 THE THRILL IS GONE
  • 16 BLUE PRELUDE
  • 17 SPRING IS HERE
  • 18 YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS
  • CD TWO (56:36)
  • 01 I LOVE TO LOVE (*)
  • 02 NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT #2 (*)
  • 03 LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME
  • 04 I LOVES YOU PORGY #3
  • 05 SUNDAY IN SAVANNAH (*)
  • 06 I’LL LOOK AROUND (*)
  • 07 INSTRUMENTAL BLUES (*)
  • 08 WHEN I WAS IN MY PRIME (*)
  • 09 ZUNGO (*)
  • 10 FOR ALL WE KNOW (*)
  • 11 PORGY & BESS MEDLEY: Strawberry Woman/ Crab Man/ I Loves You Porgy (*)
  • 12 ERETS ZAVAT CHALAV (*)
  • 13 I WANT A LITTLE SUGAR IN MY BOWL (*)
  • 14 STRANGE FRUIT (*)