Simone, Nina

Instrument: FEMALE VOCAL

Issue: 29.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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Score: 88
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O’s Notes: This collection of classics is truly a gem featuring the late vocalist Nina Simone in prime form, singing a dozen classics recorded from 1967-1972. “Feeling Good”, “I Put A Spell On You”, and “I Loves You Porgy” are a few of the best. Simone’s characteristic dark tones are paired with the lyrics in a symphonic 43-minute performance culminated with a resounding live rendition of “Mississippi Goddam”.


Publicist: Verve