The Best of Nina Simone [PolyGram]

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The Best of Nina Simone presents 12 tracks taken from the many recordings Simone did for Phillips in the '60s. As is often noted, Simone is a dynamic and powerful vocal interpreter who often brought her social consciousness directly into her artistry. Some of the material on this record would have been considered topical for the period when it was first issued. 20 years later 1985 much of it still retains the emotional power of its original time. Ignore the liner note hyperbole; this is in fact certainly some of the BEST of Simone. There's a universality to the emotion and text of this theatrical music - any doubts, just substitute the name "South Africa" for "Mississippi" in ."..Goddamn." Too removed? Try your own ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
The Best of Nina Simone presents 12 tracks taken from the many recordings Simone did for Phillips in the '60s. As is often noted, Simone is a dynamic and powerful vocal interpreter who often brought her social consciousness directly into her artistry. Some of the material on this record would have been considered topical for the period when it was first issued. 20 years later 1985 much of it still retains the emotional power of its original time. Ignore the liner note hyperbole; this is in fact certainly some of the BEST of Simone. There's a universality to the emotion and text of this theatrical music - any doubts, just substitute the name "South Africa" for "Mississippi" in ."..Goddamn." Too removed? Try your own locale. ~ Bob Rusch, Cadence
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 042282284624
  • Catalog Number: 822846
  • Sales rank: 4,671

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nina Simone Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Montego Joe Drums
Lyle Atkinson Bass
Malcolm Dodd Singers Vocals
Albert "Tootie" Heath Drums
Al Schackman Guitar
Al Shackman Guitar, Harmonica
Jimmy Bond Bass
Chris White Bass
Rudy Stevenson Flute, Guitar
Lisle Atkinson Bass
Bobby Hamilton Drums
Technical Credits
Marc Blitzstein Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
Erik Darling Composer
Nina Simone Arranger, Composer, Contributor
Hal Mooney Arranger, Producer
Bertolt Brecht Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Ronnie Gilbert Composer
Jack Gold Producer
Screamin' Jay Hawkins Composer
Lee Hays Composer
Fred Hellerman Composer
Hecky Krasnow Producer
Robert Mersey Arranger
Horace Ott Arranger, Director
DuBose Heyward Composer
Dick Lochte Liner Notes
Jessie Mae Robinson Composer
George Bass Composer
Eunice Waymon Composer
Betty Sue Perry Composer
Stu Phillips Producer
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