Broadway-Blues-Ballads by Nina Simone on Philips Records

Nina Simone - Broadway-Blues-Ballads


  • £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.' 


  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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