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Nina Simone The Definitive Collection 1958-62 (4CD)

Nina Simone The Definitive Collection 1958-62 (4CD)

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Nina Simone was one of the most distinctive, individual and complex musical personalities of the second half of the 20th century, her music starting out from the base of the classical music she aspired to perform and compose throughout her career, but which encompassed other influences and styles as she became a commercial performer, recording artist and later a political activist, so that she could never be clearly categorized as a jazz, pop, gospel, R&B, folk or any other genre of artist. She made her recording debut in 1958, and the next few years were among the most prolific of her career, encompassing both studio and live recordings as she recorded first for the Bethlehem label and then for Colpix, marking her down as a pianist and singer who was a versatile and unique interpreter of songs from across the jazz, blues and pop spectrum.

This great-value 78-track 4-CD set comprises just about every recording which she released during the formative years of her career and which established her reputation, featuring the tracks from the albums Little Girl Blue, Nina Simone & her Friends, The Amazing Nina Simone, Nina Simone at Town Hall, Nina Simone at Newport, Forbidden Fruit, Nina at the Village Gate and Nina Simone Sings Ellington. It also includes tracks released on singles which were not otherwise included on albums, naturally featuring the chart hits I Loves You Porgy, Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out and Trouble In Mind. Its a comprehensive overview of the early career of a very special artist.


REVIEWS

“If you have room for only one Nina Simone collection on your shelves, this is surely the one – ‘Definitive’ indeed.” - Gerry Stonestreet (In Tune)


 
Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Mood Indigo Nina Simone
2 Don't Smoke in Bed Nina Simone
3 He Needs Me Nina Simone
4 Little Girl Blue Nina Simone
5 Love Me or Leave Me Nina Simone
6 My Baby Just Cares for Me Nina Simone
7 Good Bait (instrumental) Nina Simone
8 Plain Gold Ring Nina Simone
9 You'll Never Walk Alone (instrumental) Nina Simone
10 I Loves You, Porgy Nina Simone
11 Central Park Blues (instrumental) Nina Simone
12 He's Got the Whole World in His Hands Nina Simone
13 For All We Know Nina Simone
14 African Mailman Nina Simone
15 Blue Prelude Nina Simone
16 Children Go Where I Send You Nina Simone
17 Tomorrow (We Will Meet Once More) Nina Simone
18 Stompin' at the Savoy Nina Simone
19 It Might as Well Be Spring Nina Simone
20 You've Been Gone Too Long Nina Simone
21 That's Him Over There Nina Simone
22 Chilly Winds Don't Blow Nina Simone
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Theme From Middle of the Night Nina Simone
2 Can't Get Out of This Mood Nina Simone
3 Willow Weep for Me Nina Simone
4 Solitaire Nina Simone
5 Since My Love Has Gone Nina Simone
6 Come On Back, Jack Nina Simone
7 Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair Nina Simone
8 Exactly Like You Nina Simone
9 The Other Woman Nina Simone
10 Under the Lowest Nina Simone
11 You Can Have Him Nina Simone
12 Summertime (Instrumental) Nina Simone
13 Summertime (vocal) Nina Simone
14 Cotton-Eyed Joe Nina Simone
15 Return Home Nina Simone
16 Wild Is the Wind Nina Simone
17 Fine and Mellow Nina Simone
18 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out Nina Simone
19 If Only For Tonight Nina Simone
20 Trouble in Mind Nina Simone
21 Little Liza Jane Nina Simone
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 Porgy Nina Simone
2 You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To Nina Simone
3 Flo Me La Nina Simone
4 Nina's Blues Nina Simone
5 In the Evening by the Moonlight Nina Simone
6 Rags and Old Iron Nina Simone
7 No Good Man Nina Simone
8 Gin House Blues Nina Simone
9 I'll Look Around Nina Simone
10 I Love to Love Nina Simone
11 Work Song Nina Simone
12 Where Can I Go Without You Nina Simone
13 Just Say I Love Him Nina Simone
14 Memphis in June Nina Simone
15 Forbidden Fruit Nina Simone
16 Just in Time Nina Simone
Disc 4
Track Title Artist
1 He Was Too Good to Me Nina Simone
2 House of the Rising Sun Nina Simone
3 Bye Bye Blackbird (instrumental) Nina Simone
4 Brown Baby Nina Simone
5 Zungo Nina Simone
6 If He Changed My Name Nina Simone
7 Children Go Where I Send You Nina Simone
8 Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me Nina Simone
9 I Got It Bad Nina Simone
10 Hey Buddy Bolden Nina Simone
11 Merry Mending Nina Simone
12 Something to Live For Nina Simone
13 You Better Know It Nina Simone
14 I Like the Sunrise Nina Simone
15 Solitude Nina Simone
16 The Gal From Joe's Nina Simone
17 Satin Doll (instrumental) Nina Simone
18 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Nina Simone
19 I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl Nina Simone
  • Artist:
    Nina Simone
  • Discs:
    4
  • EAN:
    824046712426
  • Release:
    February 2018
  • Product Code:
    ACQCD7124
  • Weight:
    0.2kg