Nina Simone

The Essential Albums (Limited 3LP Box Set) (JAZZ)

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The Essential Albums (Limited 3LP Box Set)

Nina Simone

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LPS 161070

JAZZ

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LP 20,65 €

3-LP BOX-SET

180 gram vinyl

LIMITED EDITION

Includes 3 COMPLETE MASTERPIECES by the INIMITABLE NINA SIMONE: LITTLE GIRL BLUE (containing “My Baby Just Cares for Me”), NINA SIMONE AT TOWN HALL and NINA SIMONE at the VILLAGE GATE

Eunice Kathleen Waymon (1933-2003), known professionally as Nina Simone, incorporated a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. The sixth of eight children born to a poor family in Tryon, North Carolina, she initially aspired to be a concert pianist, but due to racial discrimination she was denied admission to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. To make a living, Simone started playing piano at a nightclub in Atlantic City. She changed her name to “Nina Simone” to disguise herself from family members, having chosen to play “the devil’s music”. She was told in the nightclub that she would have to sing to her own accompaniment, which effectively launched her career as a jazz vocalist. She went on to record more than 40 albums between 1958 and 1974.

  • 4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE: LITTLE GIRL BLUE
  • “Little Girl Blue, released in 1957, was Nina Simone’s first recording, originally issued on the Bethlehem label. It showcases her ballad voice as one of mystery and sensuality and showcases her uptempo jazz style with authority and an enigmatic down-home feel that is nonetheless elegant.” (Thom Jurek) AllMusic
  • 5 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE: NINA SIMONE AT TOWN HALL
  • “From the start of her career, Nina Simone carved out her own unique niche, meshing together her classical piano technique with folk singing, civil rights protest lyrics and jazz. All of those elements are in evidence on this highly recommended set.” (Scott Yanow) AllMusic
  • 4 1/2 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE: NINA SIMONE AT THE VILLAGE GATE
  • “Nina Simone, who was always in a category by herself, is heard throughout in her early prime.” (Scott Yanow)