Diva Series

Diva Series

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by Nina Simone
     
 

Nina Simone spent time recording with Verve or the associated Philips during the mid-'60s, so her entry in the label's 2003 The Diva Series focuses on that period, when she had an R&B hit with "I Put a Spell on You" and recorded many live albums. Though it is much longer than Verve's previous attempts, it certainly doesn't qualify as a solid compilation ofSee more details below

Overview

Nina Simone spent time recording with Verve or the associated Philips during the mid-'60s, so her entry in the label's 2003 The Diva Series focuses on that period, when she had an R&B hit with "I Put a Spell on You" and recorded many live albums. Though it is much longer than Verve's previous attempts, it certainly doesn't qualify as a solid compilation of Simone's career. A few career-defining songs like "I Loves You, Porgy" are presented in live versions which, fine as they are, don't rate with the studio recordings. For what it is, The Diva Series is a solid label wrap-up, including rarer material like "Wild Is the Wind" as well as a few classics like "Mississippi Goddam" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2003
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0731458965329
catalogNumber:
589653

Tracks

  1. I Put a Spell on You  - Nina Simone
  2. He Ain't Comin' Home No More  - Nina Simone
  3. I Loves You, Porgy  - Nina Simone
  4. Mississippi Goddam  - Nina Simone
  5. Tell Me More and More and Then Some  - Nina Simone
  6. Love Me or Leave Me  - Nina Simone
  7. See Line Women  - Nina Simone
  8. Wild Is the Wind  - Nina Simone
  9. Four Women  - Nina Simone
  10. Don't You Pay Them No Mind  - Nina Simone
  11. Lilac Wine  - Nina Simone
  12. Either Way I Lose  - Nina Simone
  13. The Gal From Joe's  - Nina Simone
  14. Don't Explain  - Nina Simone
  15. I Love My Baby  - Nina Simone
  16. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood  - Nina Simone

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nina Simone   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Hal Mooney   Conductor
Horace Ott   Conductor
Schackman   Harmonica
Rudy Stevenson   Flute,Guitar
Lisle Atkinson   Bass,Percussion
Bobby Hamilton   Drums

Technical Credits

Nina Simone   Arranger,Composer
Andy Badale   Composer
Hal Mooney   Arranger,Producer
Van McCoy   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Screamin' Jay Hawkins   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Horace Ott   Arranger
James Alan Shelton   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Jeff Willens   Mastering
George Bass   Composer
John Clifford   Composer
Eunice Waymon   Composer
Alexander Gelfand   Notes Editing
Ken Druker   Executive Producer
Gary Kelley   Illustrations

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