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Nina Simone – The Essential of Nina Simone (The Jazz Diva Best Tracks) (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Nina Simone – The Essential of Nina Simone (The Jazz Diva Best Tracks) (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:14:46 minutes | 671 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © BnF Collection

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. ~ Ron Wynn

01. Blue Prelude
02. Children Go Where I Send You
03. Tomorrow
04. Stompin’at the Savoy
05. It Might as Well Be Spring
06. You’ve Been Gone Too Long
07. That’s Him over There
08. Chilly Winds Don’t Blow
09. Theme From
10. Can’t Get out of This Mood
11. Willow Weep for Me
12. Solitaire
13. Trouble in Mind (Live)
14. Porgy (Live)
15. Little Liza Jane (Live)
16. You’d Be so Nice to Come Home To (Live)
17. Flo Me La (Live)
18. Nina’s Blues (Live)
19. In the Evening by the Moonlight (Live)


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