Classic Hits - The Queen of Soul-Gospel-Jazz
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Nina Simone

Classic Hits - The Queen of Soul-Gospel-Jazz

Essential Jazz Classics

Nina Simone (vcl, p), Jimmy Bond (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

Reference: EJC55443

Bar code: 8436028694433

Nina Simone fused the styles of soul, gospel and jazz to create an individual sound that has never been duplicated. This outstanding set compiles her greatest hits from her classic period, where her incredible vocals and exceptional jazz piano skill can be heard primarily in an intimate trio setting.


01. My Baby Just Cares For Me3:37
02. Little Girl Blue 4:19
03. I Loves You Porgy 4:10
04. He Needs Me 2:30
05. Love Me Or Leave Me 3:23
06. Blue Prelude 3:24
07. Mood Indigo 4:03
08. Willow Weep For Me 3:16
09. Can't Get Out Of This Mood 2:36
10. Don't Smoke In Bed 3:12
11. Plain Gold Ring 3:54
12. African Mailman 3:10
13. He's Got The Whole World
In His Hands 3:10
14. Nobody Knows You
When You're Down And Out 2:42
15. That's Him Over There 2:35
16. Good Bait 5:29
17. Children Go Where I Send You 2:55
18, You've Been Gone Too Long 3:23
19. Theme From "The Middle Of The Night" 2:32
20. The Other Woman 2:59
21. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair 3:36
22. Fine And Mellow 3:28
23. Summertime [Instrumental] 2:56
24. Summertime 2:45

Total time: 78:21 min.

Personnel in all tracks:

Nina Simone (vocals & piano), Jimmy Bond (bass), and Albert 'Tootie' Heath (drums). On tracks #6,8,9,14,15 & 17-19, Nina Simone is accompanied by the Bob Mersey's Orchestra.

Recorded in New York, in 1957 & 1959



"A pretty good selection of songs from a great singer."

Mike Rogers -Jazz Journal

$13.14  (tax incl.)

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