Nina Simone - 1957 - 1962 The Essential Works

Tracklist

1
Side A
1.
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Nina Simone
03:39
2.
Love Me or Leave Me
Nina Simone
03:23
3.
I Love You Porgy
Nina Simone
04:11
4.
Little Girl Blue
Nina Simone
04:20
5.
Mood Indigo
Nina Simone
04:03
Side B
1.
Blue Prelude
Nina Simone
03:23
2.
Stomping at the Savoy
Nina Simone
02:12
3.
You've Been Gone Too Long
Nina Simone
02:14
4.
That's Him Over There
Nina Simone
02:33
5.
He's Got the Whole World in his Hands
Nina Simone
03:12
6.
African Mailman
Nina Simone
03:10
2
Side C
1.
Wild Is The Wind
Nina Simone
03:29
2.
The Other Woman
Nina Simone
03:02
3.
Summertime
Nina Simone
02:43
4.
Exactly Like You
Nina Simone
03:14
5.
I Don't Want Him, You Can Have Him
Nina Simone
05:50
6.
Fine And Mellow
Nina Simone
03:33
Side D
1.
Work Song
Nina Simone
02:38
2.
Just Say I Love Him
Nina Simone
06:40
3.
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Nina Simone
02:51
4.
Something To Live For
Nina Simone
02:57
5.
Can't Get Out of this Mood
Nina Simone
02:35
6.
Solitaire
Nina Simone
03:27

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Description

Nina Simone was an exceptional artist. She was gifted with a precocious talent and she played music at home and in church. Nina originally counted on becoming the first black female classical pianist ; her plans were thwarted and that frustration no doubt permeated almost her entire career. Yet she became a diva capable of combining the jazz world with those of the classics and soul, and among other titles she recorded are some of the most vibrant and moving performances of Wild is the Wind or You Can Have Him, I don’t Want Him. She was one of the greatest artists of her time, and her fervour and rigorous demands concerning the quality of her music took her to the highest summits, whether in her compositions or in her vocal and piano performances. For all that, she never forgot her condition as a black woman in the America of the Sixties, and her active commitment to defending the rights of the black minority was exemplary - and at times even excessive, for which she was often reproached. She has left us some of the most beautiful chapters in jazz and soul music, among them the 23 titles that appear in this album.

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