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The Amazing Nina Simone/Nina Simone at Town Hall

Artist: Nina Simone
The Amazing Nina Simone/Nina Simone at Town Hall CD
Label: Collectables
Regular Price: $13.95
On Sale For: $6.98 
Year: 1998
Format: CD


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This collection encompasses Simone's first two releases from the Colpix Label, a division of Columbia Pictures..when Darryl F Zanuck's sister heard Nina Simone's great artistry, she offered the singer a better deal than the one she got with Bethlehem. In fact, after only one recording and her #7 hit "I Loves You Porgy" from "Porgy & Bess", Nina was unhappy. She wasn't being promoted much, and the lucrative deal was just what she needed. With her Colpix years, she was able to establish a reputation as an individual artist who could incorporate folk and blues seamlessly with jazz, while adding a classical flair. Her first recording for Colpix, "The Amazing Nina Simone", includes a haunting rendition of "(Theme from) Middle of the Night", a Columbia Picture. Likewise, other great songs like "Solitaire," "That's Him Over There", "Tomorrow (We Will Meet Once More" and "It Might as Well Be Spring" balance more uptempo numbers like "Stompin' at The Savoy," "Chilly Winds Don't Blow", and "Children Go Where I Send You." Simone's next album, "Nina Simone at Town Hall," showcases her talent as a pianist. Outstanding pieces include "Theme from Samson & Delilah (instrumental), "Black Swan", and "Under The Lowest (instrumental). Vocal standouts are her interpretation of the folk ballad "Black is The Color of My True Love's Hair" and "You Can Have Him".

Nina Simone - vocals
  1. "Blue Prelude" (Bishop, Jenkins) - 3:15
  2. "Children Go Where I Send You" (Simone, Traditional) - 2:45
  3. "Tomorrow (We Will Meet Once More)" (Gale, Silverman) - 2:56
  4. "Stompin' at the Savoy" (Goodman, Razaf, Sampson, Webb) - 2:05
  5. "It Might as Well Be Spring" (Hammerstein, Rodgers) - 3:50
  6. "You've Been Gone Too Long" (Sellers) - 2:08
  7. "That's Him Over There" (Keith, Spence) - 2:28
  8. "Chilly Winds Don't Blow" (Krasnow, Lovelock) - 2:40
  9. "Theme From Middle of the Night" (Bassman) - 2:25
  10. "Can't Get Out of This Mood" (Loesser, McHugh) - 2:30
  11. "Willow Weep for Me" (Ronell) - 3:10
  12. "Solitaire" (Borck, Guion, Nutter) - 3:20
  13. "Black Is the Colour of My True Loves Hair"
  14. "Exactly Like You"
  15. "The Other Woman"
  16. "Under the Lowest"
  17. "You Can Have Him"
  18. "Summertime (Instrumental)"
  19. "Summertime (Vocal)"
  20. "Cotton Eyed Joe"
  21. "Return Home"
  22. "Wild Is the Wind"
  23. "Fine and Mellow"

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