The Complete RCA Albums Collection

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Nina Simone was a singular artist, and she went where she pleased, leaving behind a recorded legacy that is passionate, political, defiant, and delicate by turns, no matter what strain of folk, blues, jazz, or gospel she was dipping into, and she did it all with dignity, grace, and intelligence. This set collects all nine of her albums for RCA Records released between 1967 and 1974, and thus includes some of her greatest recordings. Signature songs like "I Loves You, Porgy," "I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl" in a couple of versions, and "Mississippi Goddam" a Simone original -- one wishes she had written more than she did are all here, along with powerful versions of ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Nina Simone was a singular artist, and she went where she pleased, leaving behind a recorded legacy that is passionate, political, defiant, and delicate by turns, no matter what strain of folk, blues, jazz, or gospel she was dipping into, and she did it all with dignity, grace, and intelligence. This set collects all nine of her albums for RCA Records released between 1967 and 1974, and thus includes some of her greatest recordings. Signature songs like "I Loves You, Porgy," "I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl" in a couple of versions, and "Mississippi Goddam" a Simone original -- one wishes she had written more than she did are all here, along with powerful versions of songs by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Willie Dixon, the Beatles, and Randy Newman, among others. Simone didn't just sing a song. She made it hers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/12/2012
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886979389021
  • Catalog Number: 793890
  • Sales rank: 67,781

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Do I Move You? (2:46)
  2. 2 Day and Night (2:35)
  3. 3 In the Dark (2:57)
  4. 4 Real, Real (2:21)
  5. 5 My Man's Gone Now (4:16)
  6. 6 Backlash Blues (2:31)
  7. 7 I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl (2:32)
  8. 8 Buck (1:52)
  9. 9 Since I Fell for You (2:52)
  10. 10 The House of the Rising Sun (3:53)
  11. 11 Blues for Mama (4:00)
  12. 12 Do I Move You? (2:19)
  13. 13 Whatever I Am You Made Me (3:02)
Disc 2
  1. 1 It Be's That Way Sometime (2:58)
  2. 2 The Look of Love (2:24)
  3. 3 Go to Hell (2:50)
  4. 4 Love o' Love (5:07)
  5. 5 Cherish (3:23)
  6. 6 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free (3:11)
  7. 7 Turn Me On (2:26)
  8. 8 Turning Point (2:02)
  9. 9 Some Say (2:11)
  10. 10 Consummation (4:12)
  11. 11 Why Must Your Love Well Be So Dry (2:22)
  12. 12 Save Me (3:22)
Disc 3
  1. 1 In the Morning (2:27)
  2. 2 Sunday in Savannah (6:13)
  3. 3 The Backlash Blues (2:48)
  4. 4 Please Read Me (2:52)
  5. 5 Gin House Blues (3:08)
  6. 6 Why? (The King of Love Is Dead) (12:51)
  7. 7 Peace of Mind (2:46)
  8. 8 Ain't Got No/I Got Life (2:07)
  9. 9 I Loves You, Porgy (3:28)
  10. 10 Take My Hand, Precious Lord (1:56)
  11. 11 Do What You Gotta Do (3:04)
  12. 12 Mississippi Goddam (6:55)
  13. 13 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (4:54)
  14. 14 Come Ye (3:48)
  15. 15 Ain't Got No/I Got Life (2:58)
  16. 16 Peace of Mind (2:37)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Seems I'm Never Tired of Lovin' You (3:02)
  2. 2 Nobody's Fault But Mine (3:01)
  3. 3 I Think It's Going to Rain Today (3:22)
  4. 4 Everyone's Gone to the Moon (3:08)
  5. 5 Compensation (1:37)
  6. 6 Who Am I? (4:11)
  7. 7 Another Spring (3:31)
  8. 8 The Human Touch (2:10)
  9. 9 I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes) (4:49)
  10. 10 The Desperate Ones (4:44)
  11. 11 Music for Lovers (4:23)
  12. 12 In Love in Vain (2:29)
  13. 13 I'll Look Around (5:12)
  14. 14 The Man with the Horn (3:41)
  15. 15 I Think It's Going to Rain Today (4:50)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Suzanne (4:19)
  2. 2 Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) (3:41)
  3. 3 Revolution, Pt. 1 (2:52)
  4. 4 Revolution, Pt. 2 (1:53)
  5. 5 To Love Somebody (2:41)
  6. 6 I Shall Be Released (3:54)
  7. 7 I Can't See Nobody (3:08)
  8. 8 Just like Tom Thumb's Blues (4:48)
  9. 9 The Times They Are a-Changin' (6:01)
  10. 10 Suzanne (5:14)
  11. 11 Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) (2:26)
  12. 12 Revolution (6:29)
  13. 13 Save Me (3:36)
  14. 14 The Glory of Love (2:11)
  15. 15 Cosi Ti Amo (To Love Somebody) (2:32)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Introduction (2:36)
  2. 2 Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair (7:25)
  3. 3 Ain't Got No (I Got Life) (5:31)
  4. 4 Westwind (9:42)
  5. 5 Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (8:12)
  6. 6 The Assignment Sequence (6:25)
  7. 7 To Be Young, Gifted and Black (10:14)
  8. 8 Suzanne (5:05)
  9. 9 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4:51)
  10. 10 The Other Woman (6:04)
  11. 11 Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) (4:37)
  12. 12 To Be Young, Gifted and Black (2:50)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Here Comes the Sun (3:37)
  2. 2 Just like a Woman (4:50)
  3. 3 O-o-h Child (3:17)
  4. 4 Mr. Bojangles (5:01)
  5. 5 New World Coming (4:45)
  6. 6 Angel of the Morning (3:31)
  7. 7 How Long Must I Wander (6:20)
  8. 8 My Way (5:14)
  9. 9 Tanywey (3:28)
  10. 10 My Father (1:42)
  11. 11 Jelly Roll (8:14)
  12. 12 Tell It Like It Is (3:53)
  13. 13 22nd Century (8:45)
  14. 14 What Have They Done to My Song, Ma (4:32)
Disc 8
  1. 1 My Sweet Lord/Today Is a Killer (18:36)
  2. 2 Poppies (4:13)
  3. 3 Isn't It a Pity (11:15)
  4. 4 Let It Be Me (5:00)
Disc 9
  1. 1 The Pusher (5:15)
  2. 2 Com' by H'yere Good Lord (5:51)
  3. 3 Funkier than a Mosquito's Tweeter (5:20)
  4. 4 Mr. Bojangles (4:52)
  5. 5 I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl (5:55)
  6. 6 Dambala (6:52)
  7. 7 Let It Be Me (3:27)
  8. 8 Obeah Woman (6:25)
  9. 9 Nina (4:13)
  10. 10 Zungo (4:20)
  11. 11 Thandewye (A Charge to Keep) (7:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nina Simone Primary Artist, Organ, Piano, Conductor, Vocals
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
George Coleman Saxophone
Specs Powell Percussion, Tambourine, Vibes
Jerome Richardson Flute, Bass Flute, Baritone Saxophone
Seldon Powell Alto Flute, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Chuck Rainey Bass
Ernie Royal Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Mel Davis Trumpet
Weldon Irvine Organ, Conductor
Montego Joe Percussion
Jimmy Wisner Conductor
Nadi Qamar Percussion
Norris Turney Saxophone
Don Alias Percussion, Drums
Seymour Barab Cello
Everett Barksdale Guitar
Alfred Brown Viola
Garnett Brown Trombone
Bob Bushnell Bass
Ernie Calabria Guitar
Buck Clarke Drums
George Devens Percussion
Lewis Eley Violin
Eric Gale Guitar
Eileen Gilbert Background Vocals
Milt Grayson Background Vocals
Paul Griffin Piano
Louis Haber Violin
Hilda Harris Background Vocals
Ernie Hayes Organ, Piano, Harpsichord
Haywood Henry Saxophone
Emile Latimer Guitar, Vocals
Buddy Lucas Harmonica, Tenor Saxophone
Carl Lynch Guitar
George Marge Clarinet, Flute, Bass Clarinet
Kermit Moore Cello
Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet
Gene Orloff Viola
Horace Ott Conductor
Gene Perla Bass
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Drums, Timpani
Richie Resnicoff Guitar
Emedin Rivera Percussion
David Sackson Violin
Jumma Santos Percussion
Al Schackman Guitar, Sitar
Stuart Scharf Guitar
Al Shackman Guitar
Irving Spice Violin
Richard Tee Organ
Barbara Webb Background Vocals
Harold Wheeler Conductor
Jack Zayde Violin
Mel Tax Flute, Bass Flute, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Julius Brand Violin
Michael Comins Violin
Jerry Jemmott Bass
Rudy Stevenson Guitar
Essien Nkrumah Percussion
Joe Shepley Trumpet
Sammy Lowe Conductor
Martin Grupp Marimbas, Timpani
Doris Willingham Background Vocals
Thomas Smith Guitar
Vito Tommaso Conductor
Henry Young Guitar
Marky Markowitz Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Ralph H. Fields Background Vocals
Noah Hopkins Background Vocals
Samuel Wayman Organ, Vocals
Maeretha Stewart Background Vocals
Marty Markowitz Trumpet
Wilbur Bascomb Trumpet
Lisa Stroud Vocals
Jerome Graff Background Vocals
Gordon Powell Percussion, Drums, Vibes
Dominic Gravine Trumpet, Bass Trumpet
Virdia Crawford Background Vocals
Gina Rothchild Background Vocals
Alvin Rogers Percussion
Heywood Henry Saxophone
Richard Harris Trombone
Harold Johnson Trumpet
David Spinoza Guitar
Gene Taylor Bass
Arthur Clarke Saxophone
Mac Cooper Viola
Sam Wayman Organ
Jennies Durham Background Vocals
Maurice Balkin Cello
Erin Hayes Piano
Coro Nora Orlandi Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Leonard Bernstein Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Hoyt Axton Composer
Billy Hill Composer
Leonard Cohen Composer
Sandy Denny Composer
Richie Havens Composer
Pete Seeger Composer, Adaptation
Nina Simone Arranger, Composer, Producer, Adaptation
Paul Anka Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Aretha Franklin Composer
George Harrison Composer
Randy Newman Composer
Langston Hughes Composer
Jack Jenney Composer
Buddy Johnson Composer
Jacques Brel Composer
Gilbert Bécaud Composer
Mort Shuman Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Carolyn Franklin Composer
Robin Gibb Composer
Weldon Irvine Arranger, Composer
Barry Mann Composer
Alan Price Arranger
Chip Taylor Composer
George Davis Composer
Galt MacDermot Composer
Jimmy Wisner Arranger
Barry Gibb Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Abbey Lincoln Composer
Angelo Badalamenti Composer
Ed Begley Engineer
Bennie Benjamin Composer
David Bryan Composer
Mickey Crofford Engineer
Hal David Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Pierre Delanoé Composer
Randy Evretts Composer
Fletcher Henderson Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Ray Hall Engineer
Jan Hendin Composer
Jerry Jeff Walker Composer
Jonathan King Composer
Terry Kirkman Composer
Bonnie Lake Composer
John D. Loudermilk Composer
Mike Moran Engineer
David Nelson Composer
Horace Ott Arranger
Joe Rene Producer
Leo Robin Composer
Melanie Safka Composer
William Salter Composer
Richard Seidel Producer, Liner Notes
Caiphus Semenya Composer
Nat Shapiro Producer
Billy Taylor Composer
Stan Vincent Composer
Cynthia Weil Composer
Harold Wheeler Arranger, Producer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Nick Woods Composer
Gino Paoli Composer
Rudy Stevenson Composer
James Rado Composer
Gerome Ragni Composer, Composer
Sammy Lowe Arranger
Edward O'Dowd Art Direction
DuBose Heyward Composer
Mike Kull Tape Research
Mike Panico Archival Assistant
Lee Diamond Composer
Sol Marcus Composer
Curtis Ousley Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson Composer
Hugh MacKay Composer
Andy Stroud Composer
Gilles Thibault Composer
Henry Troy Composer
Eric Blau Composer
Aillene Bullock Composer
Gloria Caldwell Composer
John Clifford Composer
George Cory Composer
Dick Dallas Composer
Paul Lawrence Dunbar Composer
Tom Tierney Archival Assistant
Traditional Composer
Maria Triana Mastering
Lenny Bleecher Composer
Jeremy Wind Composer
Charles Reuben Composer
Martha Holmes Composer
Lil Green Composer
Gerard Emile Jouannest Composer
Danny Davis Producer
Morris Bailey Jr. Composer
Bart Howard Composer
Virdia Crawford Composer
Tony Mckay Composer
Thomas Dorsey Composer
Olatunji Composer
Douglas Cross Composer
Mann Curtis Composer
Jim Webb Composer
Gene Taylor Composer
Che Williams Archival Assistant
Sam Wayman Composer
Tony MacKay Composer
Thomas Harold Thydanic Composer
Claude Revaux Composer
Garry Gibb Composer
Franco Boldrini Composer
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