The Best of Nina Simone [PolyGram]

The Best of Nina Simone [PolyGram]

by Nina SimoneNina Simone


Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Tuesday, May 11


The Best of Nina Simone presents 12 tracks taken from the many recordings Simone did for Phillips in the '60s. As is often noted, Simone is a dynamic and powerful vocal interpreter who often brought her social consciousness directly into her artistry. Some of the material on this record would have been considered topical for the period when it was first issued. 20 years later (1985) much of it still retains the emotional power of its original time. Ignore the liner note hyperbole; this is in fact certainly some of the BEST of Simone. There's a universality to the emotion and text of this theatrical music - any doubts, just substitute the name "South Africa" for "Mississippi" in ."..Goddamn." Too removed? Try your own locale. ~ Bob Rusch, Cadence

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0042282284624
catalogNumber: 822846
Rank: 50411


  1. I Loves You, Porgy
  2. Mississippi Goddam
  3. The Other Woman
  4. Sinner Man
  5. Ne Me Quitte Pas
  6. See Line Woman
  7. I Put a Spell on You
  8. Break Down and Let It All Out
  9. Four Women
  10. Wild Is the Wind
  11. Pirate Jenny
  12. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nina Simone   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Montego Joe   Drums
Lyle Atkinson   Bass
Malcolm Dodd Singers   Vocals
Albert "Tootie" Heath   Drums
Schackman   Guitar,Harmonica
Jimmy Bond   Bass
Chris White   Bass
Rudy Stevenson   Flute,Guitar
Lisle Atkinson   Bass
Bobby Hamilton   Drums

Technical Credits

Marc Blitzstein   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Nina Simone   Arranger,Composer,Contributor
Hal Mooney   Arranger,Producer
Bertolt Brecht   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Jack Gold   Producer
Screamin' Jay Hawkins   Composer
Hecky Krasnow   Producer
Robert Mersey   Arranger
Horace Ott   Arranger,Director
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Dick Lochte   Liner Notes
Jessie Mae Robinson   Composer
George Bass   Composer
Eunice Waymon   Composer
Betty Sue Perry   Composer
Stu Phillips   Producer

Customer Reviews