High Priestess of Soul

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Perhaps a bit more conscious of contemporary soul trends than her previous Philips albums, this is still very characteristic of her mid-'60s work in its eclectic mix of jazz, pop, soul, and some blues and gospel. Hal Mooney directs some large band arrangements for the material on this LP without submerging Simone's essential strengths. The more serious and introspective material is more memorable than the good-natured pop selections here. The highlights are her energetic vocal rendition of the Oscar Brown/Nat Adderley composition "Work Song" and her spiritual composition "Come Ye," on which Simone's inspirational vocals are backed by nothing other than minimal ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Perhaps a bit more conscious of contemporary soul trends than her previous Philips albums, this is still very characteristic of her mid-'60s work in its eclectic mix of jazz, pop, soul, and some blues and gospel. Hal Mooney directs some large band arrangements for the material on this LP without submerging Simone's essential strengths. The more serious and introspective material is more memorable than the good-natured pop selections here. The highlights are her energetic vocal rendition of the Oscar Brown/Nat Adderley composition "Work Song" and her spiritual composition "Come Ye," on which Simone's inspirational vocals are backed by nothing other than minimal percussion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/14/2006
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602498840450
  • Catalog Number: 000600402
  • Sales rank: 342,508

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nina Simone Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Technical Credits
Nina Simone Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Nat Adderley Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Hal Mooney Audio Production
Oscar Brown Jr. Composer
Angelo Badalamenti Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Rudy Stevenson Composer
Andy Stroud Composer
Richard Ahlert Composer
John Clifford Composer
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