The Best of Nina Simone
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||I Loves You, Porgy (Stereo)||Nina Simone||2:33||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Mississippi Goddam (Stereo)||Nina Simone||4:54||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Other Woman||Bobby Hamilton, Lisle Atkinson, Nina Simone & Rudy Stevenson||3:06||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Sinner Man (Stereo)||Nina Simone||10:22||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Ne Me Quitte Pas||Nina Simone||3:37||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||See Line Woman (Stereo)||Nina Simone||2:38||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I Put a Spell on You||Nina Simone||2:38||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Break Down and Let It Out||Nina Simone||2:39||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Four Women||Nina Simone||4:27||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Wild Is the Wind||Nina Simone||7:01||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Pirate Jenny (Stereo)||Nina Simone||6:42||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Stereo)||Nina Simone||2:44||$1.29||View In iTunes|
The Best of Nina Simone presents 12 tracks taken from the many recordings Simone did for Phillips in the '60s. As is often noted, Simone is a dynamic and powerful vocal interpreter who often brought her social consciousness directly into her artistry. Some of the material on this record would have been considered topical for the period when it was first issued. 20 years later (1985) much of it still retains the emotional power of its original time. Ignore the liner note hyperbole; this is in fact certainly some of the BEST of Simone. There's a universality to the emotion and text of this theatrical music - any doubts, just substitute the name "South Africa" for "Mississippi" in "...Goddamn." Too removed? Try your own locale. ~ Bob Rusch, Cadence, Rovi
I bought this album after hunting for the song "Sinner Man" after seeing the movie The Thomas Crown Affair. It's a great song. I didn't know Nina Simone at all then and took a gamble buying the whole album to get this one song. But, wow, no worries at all. This is top quality stuff and sounds ridiculously modern considering its age. Nina must have been one talented lady.
Great Introduction to Ms. Simone
When I first discovered Nina, thanks to a dear friend, there were only a couple albums readily available. Now there are many. This is a great introduction, with many amazing songs. Simone has an unmistakably original voice and brings intense emotion to her songs. As an aside to Jane Doe: It's not Nina that's ripping you off. And if you knew how badly she was ripped off by record companies during her life you would have an idea who to criticize for iTunes song pricing.
just so you know jane doe...
Nina Simone is an icon of black music and history. this album is as good as it gets. classic Nina. and just so you know Jane Doe, Nina has passed on... it's itunes that is ripping you off.
Born: February 21, 1933 in Tryon, NC
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s