Best of the Colpix Years

Best of the Colpix Years

by Nina Simone
     
 

Nineteen tracks from her Colpix label recordings. Dating from 1959 to 1963, this mix of studio and live material is considerably more weighted toward jazz and standards by the likes of Ellington, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and IrvingSee more details below

Overview

Nineteen tracks from her Colpix label recordings. Dating from 1959 to 1963, this mix of studio and live material is considerably more weighted toward jazz and standards by the likes of Ellington, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Irving Berlin than the more eclectic albums she would later cut in the '60s and '70s for Philips and RCA. The highlights are when she steps out of the soulful supper club style into more earthier settings, as on "House of the Rising Sun," "Forbidden Fruit," "Gin House Blues," "Work Song," and her own "Children Go Where I Send You" (all of which she would considerably rework over the years). Includes three previously unreleased tracks in a traditional jazz style with minimal arrangements. Note: The version of "(I Loves You) Porgy," her sole Top 20 entry, is not her 1959 hit single, but a live 1960 version.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/09/1993
Label:
Parlophone (Wea)
UPC:
0077779858422
catalogNumber:
985841
Rank:
68581

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Tracks

  1. Children Go Where I Send You  - Nina Simone
  2. It Might as Well Be Spring  - Nina Simone
  3. Willow Weep for Me  - Nina Simone
  4. The Other Woman  - Nina Simone
  5. Fine and Mellow  - Nina Simone
  6. Wild Is the Wind  - Nina Simone
  7. You Can Have Him  - Nina Simone
  8. I Loves You, Porgy  - Nina Simone
  9. Forbidden Fruit  - Nina Simone
  10. Gin House Blues  - Nina Simone
  11. Work Song  - Nina Simone
  12. House of the Rising Sun  - Nina Simone
  13. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)  - Nina Simone
  14. Solitude  - Nina Simone
  15. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)  - Nina Simone
  16. The Twelfth of Never  - Nina Simone
  17. Baubles, Bangles and Beads  - Nina Simone
  18. Gimme a Pigfoot (And a Bottle of Beer)  - Nina Simone
  19. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye  - Nina Simone

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nina Simone   Primary Artist,Vocals
Montego Joe   Drums
Lyle Atkinson   Bass
Malcolm Dodd Singers   Vocals
Albert "Tootie" Heath   Drums
Schackman   Guitar
Jimmy Bond   Bass
Chris White   Bass
Bobby Hamilton   Drums

Technical Credits

Alexander Borodin   Composer
Nina Simone   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Oscar Brown   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Fletcher Henderson   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Paul Robinson   Composer
Nat Adderley   Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson   Composer
Henry Troy   Composer
Public Domain   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Robert Wright   Composer
Robinson   Composer
J. M. Robinson   Composer

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