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Nina Simone – Wild Is The Wind (1966/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Nina Simone – Wild Is The Wind (1966/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:38 minutes | 1.65 GB | Genre: Jazz, Blues
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Verve Records
Recorded: March and April 1964 and January, October, November 1965 in New York.

Wild Is the Wind is Nina Simone’s sixth album with the Philips record label and was produced by Hal Mooney. The songs are actually a compilation from a number of different recording sessions for other albums released on Philips. Notable tracks on the album include “Break Down and Let It All Out” and “Four Women.”

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Nina Simone – Pastel Blues (1965/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Nina Simone – Pastel Blues (1965/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 35:54 minutes | 1.52 GB | Genre: Jazz, Blues, Folk
Official Digital Download – Source: acousticsounds.com | Front Cover | © Verve Records
Recorded: New York, March 21 April 1 & 6 1964 May 19 & 20 1965

Nina Simone was one of the best Blues singers of the 20th century. Only someone the likes of Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith had the power to lay a soul bare like she could, as her stripped-down ‘Be My Husband’ shows. Naked like a field-holler, this song would later capture the imagination of Jeff Buckley and Antony Hegarty.
Also on this record are classics such as ‘Nobody Knows When You’re Down And Out’, originally sung by Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday’s signature song ‘Strange Fruit’, as well as a Nina Simone favorite: ‘Sinnerman’. There are few songs that capture the Spirit of religion, redemption and the fear of God as much as this ten-minute race of a song about a man trying to outrun the Devil. It’s no wonder it was used in the key-scene of ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’ and sampled by the likes of Kanye West, Talib Kweli and Felix da Housecat.

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Nina Simone – Broadway-Blues-Ballads (1964/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Nina Simone – Broadway-Blues-Ballads (1964/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 36:40 minutes | 1,55 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | © Verve Records

Multi-GRAMMY nominated vocalist Nina Simone broadened her musical horizon with the release of Broadway – Blues – Ballads. Appealing to the mainstream market, Simone incorporated a full orchestra in the recording studio. Illuminated with her pristine musicianship and emotional depth, the diverse recording features lesser-known standards by Porter, Rodgers and Hart. Also included are two-now classics associated with Simone, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” and “See-Line Woman.”.

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Nina Simone – I Put A Spell On You (1965/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Nina Simone – I Put A Spell On You (1965/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 34:24 minutes | 1,49 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: PonoMusic | © Verve Music

One of Nina Simone’s classics from her days at Philips, this 1965 album includes three songs that have come to be closely identified with her: Ne me quitte pas by Jacques Brel, Feeling Good and the title track, a cover of the Screamin’ Jay Hawkins song, which became a successful R&B single for her. In fact Simone was so closely associated with the song she chose to use the same title for her 1990 autobiography.

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Nina Simone – Nina Simone’s Finest Hour (2000/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Nina Simone – Nina Simone’s Finest Hour (2000/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 1:02:11 minutes | 2,57 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | © Verve Records

Nina Simone’s Finest Hour is a compilation of the American singer’s hit titles. The record includes tracks “I Put a Spell on You’, “My Baby Just Cares for Me”, “Wild Is the Wind”, “Work Song” and more!

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Nina Simone – Fodder On My Wings (Remastered) (1982/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Nina Simone – Fodder On My Wings (Remastered) (1982/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 44:43 minutes | 945 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Verve

Recorded in 1982, after moving to Paris, Fodder On My Wings was one of Nina Simone’s favorite and most obscure albums. Released under a small French label and only sporadically available since then, this is the original album version making a long overdue appearance. Expanded with three bonus tracks. Fodder On My Wings is an essential Simone album, which came at a time when Simone was rejuvenated by her surroundings and by the African musicians she met in her newly adopted France.

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Nina Simone – Baltimore (1978/2013) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz + FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Nina Simone – Baltimore (1978/2013)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 37:13 minutes | 1,46 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 37:13 minutes | 788 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: e-Onkyo | Genre: Jazz | © CTI Records

After an uncharacteristic (for her) four-year hiatus from recording, Nina Simone returned to the fringes of the pop world with “Baltimore”, the only album she recorded for the CTI label. While it bears some of the musical stylings of the period – light reggae inflections that hint of Steely Dan’s “Haitian Divorce” – the vocals are unmistakably Simone’s.

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Nina Simone – Forbidden Fruit (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Nina Simone – Forbidden Fruit (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 37:48 minutes | 379 MB | Genre: Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Forbidden Fruit is an album by the jazz singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone. It was her second studio album for Colpix. The rhythm section accompanying her is the same trio as on both live albums before and after this release.

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Nina Simone – Nina Simone Sings Ellington (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Nina Simone – Nina Simone Sings Ellington (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 32:30 minutes | 342 MB | Genre: Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Nina Simone Sings Ellington is an album by American singer and pianist Nina Simone. The album contains songs that were originally composed and recorded by Duke Ellington. Simone is complemented by the Malcolm Dodds Singers.

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Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue (2021 – Stereo Remaster) (1959/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue (2021 – Stereo Remaster) (1959/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 45:54 minutes | 492 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

Little Girl Blue, released in 1957, was Nina Simone’s first recording, originally issued on the Bethlehem label. Backed by bassist Jimmy Bond and Albert “Tootie” Heath, it showcases her ballad voice as one of mystery and sensuality and showcases her up-tempo jazz style with authority and an enigmatic down-home feel that is nonetheless elegant. The album also introduced a fine jazz pianist. Simone was a solid improviser who never strayed far from the blues. Check the opener, her reading of Duke Ellington’s “Mood Indigo,” which finger-pops and swings while keeping the phrasing deep-blue. It is contrasted immediately with one of the – if not the – definitive reads of Willard Robison’s steamy leave-your-lover ballad “Don’t Smoke in Bed.” The title track, written by Rodgers & Hart, features “Good King Wenceslas” as a classical prelude to one of the most beautiful pop ballads ever written. It is followed immediately by the funky swing in “Love Me or Leave Me” with a smoking little piano solo in the bridge where Bachmeets Horace Silver and Bobby Timmons.

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