The Essential Nina Simone

The Essential Nina Simone

Music CD - 2011
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Publisher: New York, NY : RCA/Legacy, [2011]
Copyright Date: ℗2011
Branch Call Number: CD 782.42166 Si56E
Characteristics: 2 audio discs ; 4 3/4 in
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Language Note: Sung in English and French
Alternative Title: Nina Simone anthology


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If you’re not familiar with Simone’s oeuvre, this collection is an excellent introduction. Includes “Four Women,” “Mississippi Goddam” and other songs featured in the show.

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Jan 28, 2019

Born (1933) in Tryon, North Carolina - (singer/pianist) Nina Simone (birth-name - Eunice Kathleen Waymon) is widely regarded as being one of the most influential female vocalists of the mid-20th century.

Active in the music business since 1954 - Simone's vocal versatility allowed her to be comfortable covering songs from different genres, such as - R&B, jazz, soul, folk, and pop.

This "Essential Collection" is a 2-disc set containing 29 tracks in all which were recorded by Simone (along with accompanying musicians) in the years from 1959-1993.

(*Be sure to check out the Nina Simone "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair" music-video*)

*Note* - In 2003 - Nina Simone (70 at the time) died from breast cancer.

SPPL_Kristen Mar 23, 2018

An essential album that actually has all the essential songs on it: a true blessing (just like Nina Simone's music).

Jan 12, 2017

Track List:
The Other Woman
Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
Trouble In Mind
Mississippi Goddam
See-Line Woman
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
I Put A Spell On You
Ne Me Quitte Pas
Strange Fruit
Four Women
Do I Move You?
I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
The Glory of Love
To Love Somebody
Do What You Gotta Do
Ain't Got No — I Got Life
Why? (The King of Love Is Dead)
Everyone's Gone To The Moon
To Be Young, Gifted And Black
Who Knows Where The Time Goes
Here Comes The Sun
Just Like A Woman
Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter
Rich Girl
A Single Woman

schneb99 Oct 20, 2011

project 1001


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