Nina Simone

Forbidden Fruit + Bonus Album + 2 Bonus Tracks (170028)

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Forbidden Fruit + Bonus Album + 2 Bonus Tracks

Nina Simone

20th Century Masterworks Color

8436563183249

TCM 161665

170028

JAZZ

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CD 6,60 €

Contains new specially prepared liner notes by PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ’s writer BRIAN MORTON and by Paris’ prestigious JAZZ MAGAZINE

INCLUDES BONUS ALBUM: NINA SIMONE SINGS ELLINGTON & 2 BONUS TRACKS

“1960 saw the beginnings of a change in her music, a new confidence and militancy as Nina, like Abbey Lincoln, Betty Carter and other female jazz singers of the time, abandoned the gowned and earringed supperclub image and started to speak out as militant performers. The Oscar Brown songs on Forbidden Fruit keep the anger protected by a layer of pawky humour. With Forbidden Fruit, Simone became one of the defining voices of the 1960s.”

“On Forbidden Fruit Simone is already a breathtaking performer and a formidable pianist. On the songs ‘No Good Man’, ‘I Love to Love’, and ‘Where Can I Go Without You’, she draws an overwhelming panorama of all the nuances of love and passion, offering unforgettable interpretations that have lost none of their emotional strength.” JAZZ MAGAZINE

PERSONNEL:

  • Nina Simone, vocals & piano
  • Al Shackman, guitar
  • Chris White, bass
  • Bobby Hamilton, drums

New York, 1960-61.

  • (*) BONUS ALBUM [11-21]: NINA SIMONE SINGS ELLINGTON
  • Nina Simone, vocals & piano. The Malcolm Dodds Singers (vocal choir).
  • Orchestra conducted & arranged by Ralph Burns. New York, June 1961.
  • (**) BONUS TRACKS: Nina Simone, vocals & piano; Jimmy Bond, bass; Albert “Tootie” Heath, drums. New York, December 1957.

TRACKS:

  • 01 Rags and Old Iron
  • 02 No Good Man
  • 03 Gin House Blues
  • 04 I’ll Look Around
  • 05 I Love to Love
  • 06 Work Song
  • 07 Where Can I Go Without You
  • 08 Just Say I Love Him
  • 09 Memphis in June
  • 10 Forbidden Fruit
  • 11 Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me (*)
  • 12 I Got It Bad (*)
  • 13 Hey, Buddy Bolden (*)
  • 14 Merry Mending (*)
  • 15 Something to Live For (*)
  • 16 You Better Know It (*)
  • 17 I Like Sunrise (*)
  • 18 Solitude (*)
  • 19 The Gal From Joe’s (*)
  • 20 Sarin Doll (*)
  • 21 It Don’t Mean a Thing (*)
  • 22 Love Me or Leave Me (**)
  • 23 My Baby Just Cares for Me (**)
  • TOTAL TIME: 78:48 min.