Sings the Blues is an album by riter Nina Simone. This was Simone's first album for RCA Records after previously recording for Colpix Records and Philips Records. The album was also reissued in 2006 with bonus tracks, and re-packaged in 1991 by RCA/Novus as a 17-track compilation under the title The Blues. My Man's Gone Now", from the opera Porgy & Bess by George Gershwin.
Nina Simone Sings the Blues, issued in 1967, was her RCA label debut, and was a brave departure from the material she had been recording for Phillips. Indeed, her final album for that label, High Priestess of Soul, featured the singer, pianist, and songwriter fronting a virtual orchestra. Here, Simone is backed by a pair of guitarists (Eric Gale and Rudy Stevenson), bassist (Bob Bushnell), drummer (Bernard "Pretty" Purdie), organist (Ernie Hayes), and harmonica player who doubled on saxophone (Buddy Lucas). Simone handled the piano chores. Other notable tracks are the raucous, sexual roadhouse blues of "Buck," written by Simone's then husband Andy Stroud, and the woolly gospel blues of "Real Real," with the Hammond B-3 soaring around her vocal. The cover of Buddy Johnson's "Since I Fell for You" literally drips with ache and want.
Nina Simone’s place in classic rock and classic soul canon is sometimes unjustly relegated to two songs from this album: her symphony-backed cover of I Put a Spell on You and Feeling Good, the song of hers that’s been streamed more than any other. Nina’s career is too unwieldy and too varied to be reduced to a single album, or a single song, which is why it’s so hard for people to dive into her discography. You don’t know where to start. We know you’re getting Nina Simone Sings the Blues, but if we can demand you own at least one more Nina Simone record, let it be this one. Along with Sings the Blues, this is the most complete Nina album, a record that showcases her jazz stylings, her ability to sing blues so deep and impactful, and the songs of protest that became more important to her than anything else she was doing (and more important to her audience).
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Опубликовано: 11 дек. 2014 г. Nina Simone – Nina Simone Sings Blues & Soul. 00:00 - My Baby Just Cares For Me 03:37 - Love Me Or Leave Me 07:00 - Good Bait 12:29 - Plain Gold Ring 16:23 - I Love You Porgy 20:35 - Little Girl Blue 24:54 - Don't Smoke In Bed 28:07 - He Needs Me 30:38 - Mood Indigo 34:41 - Central Park Blues.
|A1||Do I Move You||2:41|
|A2||Day And Night||2:34|
|A3||In The Dark||2:53|
|A5||My Man's Gone Now||4:13|
|B1||I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl||2:27|
|B3||Since I Fell For You||2:44|
|B4||The House Of The Rising Sun||3:55|
|B5||Blues For Mama||3:52|
- Recorded At – RCA Victor Studios, New York
- Copyright (c) – RCA
- Bass – Bob Bushnell
- Drums – Bernard Purdie
- Engineer [Recording] – Mickey Crofford, Ray Hall
- Guitar – Eric Gale, Rudy Stevenson
- Organ – Ernest Hayes*
- Photography By – David Hollander
- Producer – Danny Davis
- Sleeve Notes – Sid McCoy
- Tenor Saxophone, Harmonica – Buddy Lucas
- Vocals, Piano – Nina Simone
NotesRcordeded in RCA Victor's Studio B, N.Y.C.
Copyright (c) – 1967, RCA, New York, N.Y.
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|LPM-3789||Nina Simone||Nina Simone Sings The Blues (LP, Album, Mono)||RCA Victor||LPM-3789||Spain||1967|
|82876 73334 2||Nina Simone||Sings The Blues (CD, Album, RE, RM)||RCA, Legacy, Sony BMG Music Entertainment||82876 73334 2||UK & Europe||2006|
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