Compact Jazz: Nina Simone
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||My Baby Just Cares for Me||Nina Simone||3:04||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Feeling Good||Nina Simone||2:57||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||He Ain't Comin' Home No More||Nina Simone||3:12||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Brown Eyed Handsome Man||Nina Simone||2:07||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||If I Should Lose You||Nina Simone||4:01||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair||Nina Simone||3:29||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Gal from Joe's||Nina Simone||2:48||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Don't Explain||Nina Simone||4:22||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Keeper of the Flame||Nina Simone||3:25||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Mood Indigo||Nina Simone||2:29||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Tell Me More and More and Then Some (Stereo)||Nina Simone||3:13||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Strange Fruit (Stereo)||Nina Simone||3:33||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Chilly Winds Don't Blow (Stereo)||Nina Simone||4:02||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I'm Going Back Home||Nina Simone||2:52||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I Put a Spell On You||Nina Simone||2:38||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Sinner Man (Stereo)||Nina Simone||10:19||Album Only||View In iTunes|
When Nina Simone was in her prime as the premier African-American singer/pianist in music, there's was no popular artist who was going to touch her in terms of sheer talent. This Compact Jazz collection of 16 of her songs falls short of a greatest-hits package, as it is missing some evergreens like "I Loves You, Porgy" and "I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl," among others. Still, it's a good cross section of her ballads, blues, jazz interpretations, and strong-willed protest and statement songs. Included are classics "My Baby Just Cares for Me," "Brown Eyed Handsome Man," "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair," "Mood Indigo," her eerie version of "Strange Fruit," the atypical string-laden and dour "I Put a Spell on You," and "Sinner Man." It's a pretty solid collection considering what is left out, and a very good introduction to her large and diverse discography. ~ Michael G. Nastos, Rovi
Well worth ten bucks.
Simply put, Nina Simone is one of the most amazing vocalists you'll ever hear. Her skills on a piano aren't to shabby either. She started her career by playing and singing to pay for her way through Juliard... and I am very grateful. This disc is fantastic. There really isn't a single disc that has them all... but this one... from Feeling Good to Don't Explain and Tell Me More and More and Then Some to the classics Strange Fruit and I Put a Spell On You.... they are fantastic... Oh... and if you don't buy this... you won't have ANY other way to get that last track: SINNERMAN. Which is WELL WORTH the 10 minute length... awesome!
Viva la Nina
This album is truly a must-have, Nina's voice takes you on a sentimental and soultry journey that will embrace you and not let go 'till the end. I first heard "Sinner Man" in the film "The Thomas Crown Affair" and I was hooked! I researched it and I've loved her music since. :)
Until recently, I didn't even know who Nina Simone was. But here music is really great, and I suggest that if you like jazz to get this album, or at least some of the songs (which is what I did). My favorite song, I have to say, is 'Feeling Good'.
Born: February 21, 1933 in Tryon, NC
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s