Broadway-Blues-Ballads by Nina Simone on Philips Records

Nina Simone - Broadway-Blues-Ballads

PHILIPS

  • £23.99


Nina Simone recorded seven albums for Philips between 1964 and 1967, including Pastel Blues, I Put A Spell On Youand Wild Is The Wind, each produced by Hal Mooney, and considered by many to constitute a period of Nina at her very best, emotionally raw, creatively exciting. Simone defied the pigeon-holes of any comfortable genre, but on these records paid direct tribute to the jazz, blues, R&B, gospel and folk songs that gave her voice such power, and through which her talent was given not only wings, but infinite directions to fly.

On Broadway-Ballads-Blues, her first studio album for Philips, Simone deliberately chose songs and arrangements that helped her shed the label of "jazz singer" which, though it was a field she excelled at, was only one facet of her rich and varied talent. This is, essentially, a pop album - albeit with off-kilter moments such as 'See-Line Woman's hint at Simone's afro-funk to come, and the raw delivery of 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood' - and contains one of her most brilliant light moments in 'How Can I.' 

 

TRACKLIST:
  1. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
  2. Night Song
  3. The Laziest Gal In Town
  4. Something Wonderful 
  5. Don't Take All Night
  6. Nobody
  7. I Am Blessed
  8. Of This I'm Sure
  9. See-line Woman
  10. Our Love (Will See Us Through)
  11. How Can I
  12. The Last Rose Of Summer

 

Pressed on 180g vinyl; original sleeve design and liner notes by Langston Hughes; includes download coupon

 

 

 


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