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Forbidden Fruit/Nina Simone at Newport

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Nina Simone was born Eunice Wayman on February 21st 1933, in Tryon, South Carolina. She is, for many, the ultimate jazz/blues diva. Few know however, that Ms. Simone holds a doctorate in music, yet was once refused admission to the legendary Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, an event that has forever marked her life. An intense live performer, Nina Simone's shows are legendary, ... Read more in Amazon's Nina Simone Store

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1. Rags and Old Iron
2. No Good Man
3. Gin House Blues
4. I'll Look Around
5. I Love to Love
6. Work Song
7. Where Can I Go Without You
8. Just Say I Love Him
9. Memphis in June
10. Forbidden Fruit
11. Trouble in Mind
12. Porgy
13. Little Liza Jane
14. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
15. Flo Me La
16. Nina's Blues
17. In the Evening By the Moonlight

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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
It was well worth the wait... 24 Mar. 1999
By africon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is the album that I have waited almost 30 years to own... It was well worth the wait!!!
In late 1969, I first heard the album "Nina's Choice"; a Colpix (Columbia Pictures) compilation of Ms. Simone's fine recordings for that label.
Since that day, I have searched high and low for a copy of "Nina's Choice", for the original albums from which the songs were drawn, or for other albums/tapes/cd's containing these classics.
A former girlfriend's father owned copies of most of Nina's early albums, but prying them from him was literally "Mission Impossible". They went happily with him to the grave...
With the release of "Anthology: The Colpix Years" in 1996, my dreams were partially satisfied... I bought the album at my very first opportunity.
At last, I owned copies of "I Don't Want Him (You Can Have Him)", "Little Liza Jane", "Work Song", "Forbidden Fruit"; and other unforgettable Nina Simone interpretations of songs like "That's Him Over There"....
BUT, I did not have "Memphis In June", or the one song that I just would NOT be without, the incomparable "Just Say I Love Him"....
With delivery of the CD, Forbidden Fruit/At Newport, this past Saturday, my search is over...
I'm still trying to wipe the silly smile off of my face!
My old love has been located, my passion rekindled... Praise the Lord for the great Al Shackman on guitar, and for Nina's poignant interpretation of the most memorable lyrics I've ever known....
"...just say that I need him, as roses need the rain; and tell him that without him, my dreams are all in vain..."
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Incredible performances, flawed sound 21 May 2003
By Michael Knowles - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I won't spend much time talking about how wonderful Nina's singing is -- you wouldn't be here if you weren't already a believer. Forbidden Fruit's "I'll Look Around" is an amazingly beautiful slow torcher. "Just Say I Love Him" is a wonderfully smoky number with a pleasingly spare arrangement that includes an understated Cubano rhumba beat. Nina rerecorded "Just Say I Love Him" in 1993 but the 1961 New York studio version is my favorite interpretation.
The big problem here is that this Collectibles Records (via Rhino) combo album is poorly mastered. You can't really hear it on the sample clips available above but every single song has an imbalance of too much low booming bass sound interfering with Nina's voice. All the low piano and standup bass lines are overwhelmingly strong. There is even some ultra-low rumble that wasn't removed in the mastering process. To top it off there is a prevalent 60Hz electric power hum found on the seven tracks recorded live at Newport. What were you guys at Collectibles thinking? Spend a little time getting it right next time! Nina Simone is soooo worth it... -Bink
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
So long,Little Girl Blue. Rest in peace now. 22 April 2003
By JEAN-MARIE JUIF - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Monday,April 21,2003.One of the greatest singers and piano players of jazz is gone at 70.Nina Simone,born Eunice Waymon in 1933,North Carolina,passed away today at her home in the south of France.
She will remain as one of the most haunting voices in the jazz history,with Lady Day and Dinah Washington.She also will remain as an incredible piano player,among the greatest.She could have been one of the greatest classical piano players too, but she was a black girl,and during the fifties,a black girl (or a man) wasn't supposed to play classical music (remember Art Tatum,for example).
I listened to this record three times before starting to write this review.And believe me,it's very difficult to write about such an immense artist at the time of her death.
Nina recorded several albums for the Colpix label.And they are all masterpieces: "Nina at Town Hall","Nina at the Village Gate","Nina Simone with strings","the amazing Nina Simone","sings Duke Ellington","Nina Simone at Carnegie Hall".
I won't write about each tune;I'll just tell you which ones are to me,tonight,the most emotionnal ones: the very sad "I'll look around" (remember Billie Holiday's version);the hard-bop blues feeling of Cannonball Adderley's "Work song",and tears come at my eyes while listening to Nina's outstanding vocals;the great "Gin house blues";Oscar Brown's "forbidden fruit";the somptuous "trouble in mind",with Nina's imperial piano and vocals,five minutes and thirty-two seconds of terrific music;the Dorothy Fields/Jimmy McHugh's "Porgy",one of the most beautiful songs ever written,in which Nina reachs a very emotionnal peak;the classic "Little Liza Jane".
After listening to these two records,if you're not convinced that Nina Simone was one of the most important jazz artists of all times,then you'd rather have to listen to another kind of music.To me,she was the last of the very great jazz singer.Just one of the most beautiful voices ever.
So long,Nina;maybe eternity will be smooth and soft to you,if your life wasn't.I'll miss you.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Nina Simone for us 60's fans 15 Jan. 2013
By David Hall - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
There is enough Nina to satisfy most fans. Her vocals are crisp and clear. One can only imagine her playing in the West Village in NYC.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Five Stars 7 Nov. 2014
By Jamie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Just more of the GOOD SAME!!!!!! Loved it Jamie
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