Only the Best of Nina Simone (An Ecletic Collection)

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
In 2007, Collectables reissued ten classic Nina Simone albums, nine of which were originally released on the Colpix label. The Amazing Nina Simone and Nina Simone at Town Hall date from 1959; Nina Simone at Newport is from 1960, and Forbidden Fruit came out in 1961; Nina Sings Ellington and Nina Simone at the Village Gate courtesy of Roulette Records appeared in 1962. Nina's Choice and Nina Simone at Carnegie Hall are vintage 1963; Folksy Nina" is emblematic of 1964, and Nina with Strings, the latest of the albums reissued here, is dated 1966. This six-CD set covers more ground than both the Roulette and Rhino reissues of Simone's Colpix material, a body of work that ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
In 2007, Collectables reissued ten classic Nina Simone albums, nine of which were originally released on the Colpix label. The Amazing Nina Simone and Nina Simone at Town Hall date from 1959; Nina Simone at Newport is from 1960, and Forbidden Fruit came out in 1961; Nina Sings Ellington and Nina Simone at the Village Gate courtesy of Roulette Records appeared in 1962. Nina's Choice and Nina Simone at Carnegie Hall are vintage 1963; Folksy Nina" is emblematic of 1964, and Nina with Strings, the latest of the albums reissued here, is dated 1966. This six-CD set covers more ground than both the Roulette and Rhino reissues of Simone's Colpix material, a body of work that documents her career between her early Bethlehem sessions and the universally acclaimed records she cut for Philips during the late '60s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/27/2007
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431094624
  • Catalog Number: 946
  • Sales rank: 170,074

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Just in Time (6:36)
  2. 2 He Was Too Good to Me (5:02)
  3. 3 House of the Rising Sun (4:29)
  4. 4 Bye Bye Blackbird (8:16)
  5. 5 Brown Baby (5:48)
  6. 6 Zungo (3:00)
  7. 7 If He Had Changed My Name (3:59)
  8. 8 Children Go Where I Send You (7:48)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Blue Prelude (3:22)
  2. 2 Children Go Where I Send You (2:52)
  3. 3 Tomorrow (We Will Meet Once More) (3:02)
  4. 4 Stompin' at the Savoy (2:11)
  5. 5 It Might as Well Be Spring (3:56)
  6. 6 You've Been Gone Too Long (2:13)
  7. 7 That's Him Over There (2:31)
  8. 8 Chilly Winds Don't Blow (2:43)
  9. 9 Theme from Middle of the Night (2:30)
  10. 10 Can't Get out of This Mood (2:33)
  11. 11 Willow Weep for Me (3:14)
  12. 12 Solitaire (3:28)
  13. 13 Black Is the Color of My True Loves Hair (3:32)
  14. 14 Exactly Like You (3:14)
  15. 15 The Other Woman (3:01)
  16. 16 Under the Lowest (5:32)
  17. 17 I Don't Want Him (Anymore) (5:49)
  18. 18 Summertime (2:54)
  19. 19 Summertime (2:43)
  20. 20 Cotton Eyed Joe (2:53)
  21. 21 Return Home (5:28)
  22. 22 Wild Is the Wind (3:29)
  23. 23 Fine and Mellow (3:31)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Rags and Old Iron (4:08)
  2. 2 No Good Man (3:39)
  3. 3 Gin House Blues (3:06)
  4. 4 I'll Look Around (5:08)
  5. 5 I Love to Love (3:27)
  6. 6 Work Song (2:36)
  7. 7 Where Can I Go Without You (2:51)
  8. 8 Just Say I Love Him (6:39)
  9. 9 Memphis in June (2:39)
  10. 10 Forbidden Fruit (3:50)
  11. 11 Trouble in Mind (5:41)
  12. 12 Porgy (5:10)
  13. 13 Little Liza Jane (4:31)
  14. 14 You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To (5:24)
  15. 15 Flo Me La (7:12)
  16. 16 Nina's Blues (6:10)
  17. 17 In the Evening by the Moonlight (6:09)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Silver City Bound (5:10)
  2. 2 When I Was a Young Girl (5:42)
  3. 3 Erets Zavat Chalav (4:25)
  4. 4 Lass of the Low Country (6:08)
  5. 5 The Young Knight (5:28)
  6. 6 Twelfth of Never (3:27)
  7. 7 Vanetihu (2:22)
  8. 8 You Can Sing a Rainbow (3:05)
  9. 9 Hush Little Baby (4:08)
  10. 10 I Loves You Porgy (4:03)
  11. 11 Blackbird (2:04)
  12. 12 Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It) (2:35)
  13. 13 Baubles, Bangles and Beads (2:05)
  14. 14 Spring Is Here (2:38)
  15. 15 That's All (2:23)
  16. 16 Chain Gang (The Work Song) (2:42)
  17. 17 The Man with a Horn (3:14)
  18. 18 Porgy, I Is Your Woman (Bess, You Is My Woman) (3:20)
  19. 19 Gimme a Pigfoot (And a Bottle of Beer) (2:04)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Trouble in Mind (5:41)
  2. 2 Memphis in June (2:39)
  3. 3 Cotton Eyed Joe (2:53)
  4. 4 Work Song (2:36)
  5. 5 Forbidden Fruit (3:50)
  6. 6 Little Liza Jane (4:32)
  7. 7 Rags and Old Iron (4:08)
  8. 8 You Can Have Him (6:00)
  9. 9 Just Say I Love Him (6:37)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me (2:50)
  2. 2 I Got It Bad (4:06)
  3. 3 Hey, Buddy Bolden (2:28)
  4. 4 Merry Mending (2:35)
  5. 5 Something to Live For (2:55)
  6. 6 You Better Know It (2:24)
  7. 7 I Like the Sunrise (3:01)
  8. 8 Solitude (3:45)
  9. 9 The Gal from Joe's (2:08)
  10. 10 Satin Doll (3:37)
  11. 11 It Don't Mean a Thing (2:33)
  12. 12 Black Swan (6:04)
  13. 13 Theme from Samson and Delilah (5:49)
  14. 14 If You Knew (3:28)
  15. 15 Theme from Sayonara (3:17)
  16. 16 The Twelfth of Never (3:27)
  17. 17 Will I Find My Love Today (6:44)
  18. 18 The Other Woman/Cotton Eyed Joe (7:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nina Simone Primary Artist
Bob Hamilton Drums
Al Shackman Guitar
Chris White Bass
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Merle Travis Composer
Nina Simone Arranger, Adaptation
Edgar Sampson Composer
Chick Webb Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Richard M. Jones Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Guion Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Fletcher Henderson Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Hecky Krasnow Composer
Jack Lewis Producer
Jerry Livingston Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
David Nathan Liner Notes
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Composer
DuBose Heyward Composer
C. Kingsly Composer
Sam Ward Composer
Bob Haymes Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson Composer
Henry Troy Composer
Douglass Cross Composer
Jack Val Composer
Traditional Composer
Martin Kalmanoff Composer
Marilyn Keith Composer
Herbert E Sacker Composer
Eliahu Gamliel Composer
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