Verve Jazz Masters 58: Nina Simone Sings Nina
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||Sugar In My Bowl||Nina Simone||3:19||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Old Jim Crow (Stereo)||Nina Simone||2:40||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Go Limp (Stereo)||Nina Simone||7:02||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Four Women||Nina Simone||4:54||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Images||Nina Simone||2:53||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Come Ye||Nina Simone||3:37||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Be My Husband (Stereo)||Nina Simone||3:22||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Take Me to the Water||Nina Simone||2:48||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I'm Going Back Home||Nina Simone||2:50||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||If You Pray Right (Heaven Belongs to You)||Nina Simone||2:55||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Fodder On My Wings||Nina Simone||6:02||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Last Rose of Summer (Stereo)||Nina Simone||3:06||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Mississippi Goddam||Nina Simone||4:58||$1.29||View In iTunes|
The sequel to Nina Simone's Verve Jazz Masters, Vol. 17, Verve Jazz Masters, Vol. 58: Nina Simone Sings Nina features a selection of Simone's original songs, as well as her adaptations of jazz standards. Though jazz purists will find the sampler nature of this compilation a big maddening, the compilation nevertheless is useful for casual fans and neophytes, hitting many of her best-known songs, inlcuding "Sugar in My Bowl" and "The Last Rose of Summer."
It's not for everybody
This collection of songs by Nina Simone is not for everybody, but for the purist, the true fan of Nina Simone, this album is great. It gives the listener a view of Nina's personalities, in the plural. The songs survey Nina's push for Civil Rights and Equality, her stand for women everywhere, her gospel influences, and love. Don't be misled to believe this is an album with a political or social agenda, I don't believe it is. What I do think is that it's an album of Nina's soulful emotions, deep, bittersweet, sometimes angry and sometimes so tender. It takes the listener to wherever Nina wants to go - like it or not - and as for me, I like it.
Born: February 21, 1933 in Tryon, NC
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s