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Nina Simone Audio CD
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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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  • Audio CD (2 Jun 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Rca
  • ASIN: B000024D7I
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 216,347 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Backlash Blues
2. Blues for Mama
3. Go to Hell
4. I Shall Be Released
5. It Be's That Way Sometimes
6. I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl
7. My Man's Gone Now
8. Why?
9. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
10. Do What You Gotta Do
11. Do I Move You
12. In the Dark
13. The Look of Love
14. Since I Fell for You
15. Mr. Bojangles
16. Just Like a Woman
17. Turn Me On
18. Nobody's Fault But Mine
19. Ain't Got No - I Got Life
20. I Loves You Porgy
See all 21 tracks on this disc

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The best possible introduction to Nina Simone 6 Oct 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
From the chilling tones of the title track to the uplifting beat of "I wish I knew..." this is every man's essential Nina Simone intro. All it will do is make you want to hear more and more. I couldn't stop playing it for about 2 weeks! Buy it. You will love it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great value introduction to a sublime talent 2 Sep 2007
Format:Audio CD
One of the better Nina compilations. Great value at 21 tracks, over 70 minutes. A great plus point is that this compilation doesn't shy away from the more confrontational sides of Nina Simone's life, even opening with 'The Backlash Blues' a full blooded Civil Rights anthem and the song 'Why (The King of Love is dead') about the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King , is included. The excellent 'I wish I knew how it would to be Free',which one can interpret is an attack on Nixon's America or about a personal quest for liberation, is also on this CD. The more erotic sensual tracks that Nina could tackle so beautifully, 'I Want a Little Sugar In My Bowl', and 'Turn Me On' appear along with 'Do I move you?' a powerful lustful blues song, and are great. Two Bob Dylan numbers are wonderfully reworked ; a Gospel type version of 'I Shall Be Released' is sublime, and 'Just Like a Woman' is customised by Nina into the first person with great sensitivity accompanied by a string backing. 'Nobody's fault but mine' , ( Not the Led Zeppelin track of the same name !) is a forceful blues number with some excellent vocals. There are three live tracks at the end of this release, 'Ain't got no-I got Life' , from 'Hair', 'I Loves you Porgy', 'Gin House Blues'. are all fairly good. The only let down is a rather uninspired version of 'The Look of Love' which simply doesn't compare to Dusty Springfield's. But overall a great buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Do I Move You? 11 Jan 2013
By GlynLuke TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
There are more Nina Simone compilations out there than you can shake a stick at, some good, some less so, and most of them pretty predictable. One refreshing plus, at least for me, with this unpretentious 1996 Camden comp, despite minimum listings and sleevenotes, and seemingly no remastering - it hardy needs it - is the absence of the overplayed, rather overrated My Baby Just Cares For Me, which even Nina herself reportedly gew tired of being asked to sing.
What it does have is a treasure trove of lesser known Nina gems, such as not only her intense version of Dylan`s I Shall Be Released but also a great interpretation of his Just Like A Woman, a tremendous song given all the power it needs (Joe Cocker
did it justice too - as of course did Dylan himself).
Other highlights are Jimmy Webb`s Do What You Gotta Do, Nina`s own stunning Do I Move You, a terrific song called In The Dark, her unlikely but delicately moving version of Jerry Jeff Walker`s most famous song Mr Bojangles, the amusingly raunchy Turn Me On from the droll pen of John D Loudermilk, the slow and slinky Since I Fell For You - reminding us, incidentally, of the lady`s versatility and brilliance at the piano - as well as a few live tracks, including her big sixties hit Ain`t Got No - I Got Life, and Gin House Blues (also a debut hit for Amen Corner in the same decade).
En route, Ms Simone pays tribute to Martin Luther King, and reminds the grateful listener of her links with those jazz & blues singers, such as Billie Holiday, who went before. My Man`s Gone Now might have moved Billie herself.
There`s much more here, all of it vintage Simone. The sound is fine, and for its low price, I`d say this is one of the best single-CD collections of what made Nina Simone so respected and loved by so many discerning people.
`Do I move you...?`
Yes, Nina, you really do.
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4.0 out of 5 stars simone the great 28 Aug 2012
Format:Audio CD
Probably not acceptable from the "greatest hits" point of view, this compilation (particularly if nicely priced) is an excellent intro to Simone's work. Quite a lot of soul, blues, pop, jazz and, I guess, other genre she dwelled so comfortably, bring you towards the end of this CD with 3 glorious live track.

Great stuff... I only wish other musicians were listed, as well as the albums. This is the material from late 60s and early 70s, btw.
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4.0 out of 5 stars simone the great 28 Aug 2012
By Nikica Gilic - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Probably not acceptable from the "greatest hits" point of view, this compilation (particularly if nicely priced) is an excellent intro to Simone's work. Quite a lot of soul, blues, pop, jazz and, I guess, other genre she dwelled so comfortably, bring you towards the end of this CD with 3 glorious live track.

Great stuff... I only wish other musicians were listed, as well as the albums. This is the material from late 60s and early 70s, btw.
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