Anthology: The Colpix Years

Anthology: The Colpix Years

by Nina Simone


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Anthology: The Colpix Years

Simone recorded prolifically during her affiliation with Colpix in the late '50s and early '60s. This 40-song, two-CD set presents choice extracts from approximately ten albums worth of material. It isn't quite as impressive as what she recorded for Philips in the mid-'60s, sticking to a more pop- and light jazz-based approach, and not mining blues and soul nearly as heavily. She was also writing hardly any of her own tunes, and had yet to fully expound upon issues of black pride and social justice. These are ultimately minor quibbles; it's a fine set, in which Simone already demonstrates commanding vocals and a wide-ranging stylistic base that incorporates material by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Billie Holiday, Nat Adderley, "House of the Rising Sun," and even a Hebrew tune. It also has three non-LP cuts, including the self-penned, African-tinged "Blackbird," and "Come on Back, Jack," an answer record to Ray Charles' "Hit the Road, Jack." By the way, this doesn't make the single-disc Colpix Years CD on Roulette totally redundant, as that release has half a dozen tracks which don't appear on this anthology.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/1996
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227256722
catalogNumber: 72567

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nina Simone   Primary Artist,Vocals

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Nina Simone   Composer
Oscar Brown   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Manny Curtis   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Jack Gold   Producer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Hecky Krasnow   Producer
Cal Lampley   Producer
Jack Lewis   Producer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Paul Robinson   Composer
Bassman   Composer
David Nathan   Liner Notes
Nat Adderley   Composer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Sebastian Mure   Composer
Bob Haymes   Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson   Composer
Lew Spence   Composer
Public Domain   Composer
Traditional   Composer
King Guion   Composer
Joe Burke   Composer
Carl Nutter   Composer
Marilyn Keith   Composer
Herbert E Sacker   Composer
Renee Borck   Composer
Bob Blake   Producer
Jimmie Cox   Composer
Robinson   Composer
J. M. Robinson   Composer

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