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The Ultimate Nina Simone

  • 1. Images
    2. Four Women
    3. See Line Woman
    4. Be My Husband
    5. Come Ye
    6. Take Me to the Water
    7. I'm Going Back Home
    8. Blue on Purpose
    9. Wild Is the Wind
    10. Don't Smoke in Bed
    11. Other Woman, The
    12. I Loves You, Porgy
    13. Don't Explain
    14. Lilac Wine
    15. If I Should Lose You
    16. Tell Me More and More and Then Some
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 539050

  • Credits
    ProducerHal Mooney

    ULTIMATE NINA SIMONE is also available with Ella Fitzgeralds's ULTIMATE ELLA FITZGERALD and Billie Holiday's ULTIMATE BILLIE HOLIDAY in the 3-CD box set ULTIMATE DIVAS (Verve 557 595).
    Personnel includes: Nina Simone (vocals, piano); Rudy Stevenson (guitar); Lisle Atkinson (bass); Bobby Hamilton (drums).
    Recorded in 1964 & 1965. Includes liner notes by Dianne Reeves.
    This is part of The Ultimate Verve Series.
    Personnel: Nina Simone (vocals, piano); Rudy Stevenson (guitar); Bobby Hamilton (drums).
    Liner Note Author: Dianne Reeves.
    Recording information: Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (03/21/1964-08/??/1966).
    Editor: Peter Pullman.
    Photographers: Cynthia Sesso; Paul J. Hoeffler.
    Unknown Contributor Role: Hal Mooney Orchestra.
    Arranger: Nina Simone.
    ULTIMATE NINA SIMONE is part of Verve's wonderful series wherein popular jazz artists pick favorite tracks from other musicians who have influenced their own work. Here, Dianne Reeves selects from the catalog of Nina Simone. In her thoughtful liner notes, Reeves tells of her long fascination (beginning in junior high) with Simone. She notes the singer's fearless ability to transcend musical categories and explore songs of any genre with her own unique vision, her classically influenced piano playing, and her "rich and dark and beautiful" voice.
    Reeves' choice of tracks includes the unforgettable sultry and sad "Wild is the Wind," an absolutely stunning and heartbreaking live version of "Don't Smoke in Bed," the socially relevant "Images," "Four Woman," and "See-Line Woman," as well as Simone's exquisite and moving hit "I Loves You, Porgy." This is an excellent collection and a wonderful place to begin your own long fascination with the undeniable artistry, integrity, and magic of Nina Simone.

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