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5.0 out of 5 stars Nina tackled the Blues and Won. Awesome., 2 Sep 2007
This review is from: Pastel Blues (Audio CD)
Five stars, definitely. Recorded in 1964 and 1965 during Nina Simone's classic New York days, Nina takes on the blues and wins. Opening with 'Be My Husband' recently revived by Anthony and the Johnsons, showing Nina wrestling with all the complexities that can appear even in the most mundane human relationships. Followed by a rousing version of Bessie Smith's 'Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out'. Another highlight must be 'Strange Fruit' , the well known standard about Klu Klux Klan lynching, and made famous by Billie Holiday, and covered magnificently. Goodness knows this track has been treated to some poor covers , so a relief to hear that its harrowing potency was kept well by Nina Simone. 'Tell Me More and More and Them Some' ( another Billie Holiday number) is chilling and brooding , with some spectacular vocals and keyboards. The release ends with a rousing version of ' Sinnerman', confrontational edgy Gospel, ten minutes . The CD really is awesome and far too short at just under thirty six minutes ( with nine tracks) , but the amount of emotional energy that Nina just poured into the blues is demonstrated well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars And they say that Michael Buble and Joss Stone sing the blues????!!, 26 Sep 2006
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This is one of the very best albums I own. On first listen (and even second and third and...) you may think "yeah nice but I dont get any melody or hum along stuff except for sinnerman" But it is one of those exceptional pieces of work that touches you more and more, the more you listen- and there is also THAT VOICE- corny but true. BUY IT NOW.
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4.0 out of 5 stars another goody, 8 July 2010
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R. Poole "baby boomer" (london uk) - See all my reviews
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another of ninas earlier works.what i would call "lightish blues" as compared to her "sing the blues" album (in spite of her powerful and haunting version of "strange fruit")all good tracks plus the incredible 10 mins + "sinnerman".highly recommended
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pastel Blues, 26 Jan 2014
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El Jay "Len" (Edgware Greater London) - See all my reviews
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Some time ago I got into Nina Simone as the saying goes. So why did I buy this album. Simply because I was blown away by her previous blues album made many years ago ( Nina Simone sings The Blues).
My music taste is catholic I believe is the expression. Most music strikes a chord with me (no pun intended)
Blues, Jazz, Classical, Opera, Some pop, some early Rap but not the modern ( a swear word every third word seemingly)
But back to Nina Simone.
You want melancholy, a bit more jived up then its on this album.
It seems my collection of Nina Simone`s work is slowly but surely expanding.
I suppose Nina`s already supporters have in all probability purchased this CD. For those not having heard of her and if you have a Blues bent then give this a try and if you like it buy the (what I see as the Companion) Nina Simone sings The Blues.
I have no regrets in buying this album so I say give it a whirl you might be surprised.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime, 22 Jun 2014
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A delicious selection of sultry songs, wrapped up by that amazing voice. And the only way to obtain Sinnerman, which, on its own is reason enough for buying the album. Refreshingly sublime.
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