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Essential Nina Simone
     

The Essential Nina Simone

by Nina Simone
 
Nina Simone has penned unforgettable protest material, covered jazz, folk, rock, and pop with equal flair, and created a body of work that's kept her popularity high. While this title is hardly accurate, since it only covers RCA material from 1967-1972, there's plenty of anthemic fare among The Essential Nina Simone's 16 selections.

Overview

Nina Simone has penned unforgettable protest material, covered jazz, folk, rock, and pop with equal flair, and created a body of work that's kept her popularity high. While this title is hardly accurate, since it only covers RCA material from 1967-1972, there's plenty of anthemic fare among The Essential Nina Simone's 16 selections. These include "Mr. Bojangles," "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black," "Seems I'm Never Tired Lovin' You," and "Since I Fell for You." While the absence of "Baltimore," "I Wish I Knew How It Feels to Be Free," and "Here Comes the Sun" (to name only three) is sizable, and the weighting of this compilation toward well-known rock types (Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb, George Harrison, two Bee Gees cuts) debatable, there's still no way it can be dismissed.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/1993
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0078636630724
catalogNumber:
66307

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nina Simone   Primary Artist,Conductor,Vocals
Weldon Irvine   Conductor
Jimmy Wisner   Conductor
Horace Ott   Conductor
Harold Wheeler   Conductor
Sammy Lowe   Conductor

Technical Credits

Nina Simone   Arranger,Composer
Carolyn Franklin   Composer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Weldon Irvine   Composer,Orchestration
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Galt MacDermot   Composer
Jimmy Wisner   Arranger
Barry Gibb   Composer
Dick Baxter   Engineer
Tim Brymn   Composer
Danny Davis   Producer
James Nichols   Contributor
Horace Ott   Arranger
Joe Rene   Producer
Pete Spargo   Producer
Harold Wheeler   Arranger
Bert Williams   Composer
Hans Zimmer   Composer
James Rado   Composer
Gerome Ragni   Composer
Jacqueline Murphy   Art Direction
Sammy Lowe   Arranger
Mike Beeferman   Tape Research

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