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Nina Simone: The Definitive Collection 1958-62 (CD: Acrobat, 4 CDs)Nina Simone: The Definitive Collection 1958-62 (CD: Acrobat, 4 CDs)
Nina Simone was one of the most distinctive, individual and complex musical personalities of the second half of the 20th century, her music starting out from the base of the classical music she aspired to perform and compose throughout her career, but which encompassed other influences and styles as she became a commercial performer, recording artist and later a political activist, so that she could never be clearly categorized as a jazz, pop, gospel, R&B, folk or any other genre of artist.

She made her recording debut in 1958, and the next few years were among the most prolific of her career, encompassing both studio and ‘live’ recordings as she recorded first for the Bethlehem label and then for Colpix, marking her down as a pianist and singer who was a versatile and unique interpreter of songs from across the jazz, blues and pop spectrum.

This great-value 78-track 4-CD set comprises just about every recording which she released during the formative years of her career and which established her reputation, featuring the tracks from the albums “Little Girl Blue”, “Nina Simone & her Friends”, “The Amazing Nina Simone”, “Nina Simone at Town Hall”, “Nina Simone at Newport”, “Forbidden Fruit”, “Nina at the Village Gate” and “Nina Simone Sings Ellington”.

It also includes tracks released on singles which were not otherwise included on albums, naturally featuring the chart hits “I Loves You Porgy”, “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” and “Trouble In Mind”. It’s a comprehensive overview of the early career of a very special artist. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £19.99 


Nina Simone: The Complete 1959-1962 Live Recordings (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)
All existing concert recordings made by Nina Simone from her very first preserved live set in September 1959, which made her an overnight success, through to April 1961. Three performances which produced LPs – at Town Hall, Newport and the Village Gate. Extra music recorded at the Village Gate but not included on the original LP has been added. Double CD with detailed booklet. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £17.99 

Nina Simone: The Complete 1959-1962 Live Recordings (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)


Nina Simone: At The Village Gate (CD: Colpix/ EMI)Nina Simone: At The Village Gate (CD: Colpix/ EMI)
 


Price:  £8.99 


Nina Simone: Forbidden Fruit + Nina's Choice (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)
The complete 1961 album “Forbidden Fruit”, showcasing Nina Simone’s singing and piano playing backed by her regular trio – Al Shackman, guitar; Chris White, bass and Bobby Hamilton, drums. An eclectic mix of songs includes three compositions from Oscar Brown Jr, including the title track and the opening ‘Rags And Old Iron’. ‘Gin House Blues’ would become a chart item in the hands of Amen Corner in 1967. In addition there are non-duplicated tracks from the LP ”Nina’s Choice” and four bonus tracks of live performance. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £11.99 

Nina Simone: Forbidden Fruit + Nina's Choice (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)


Nina Simone: At Carnegie Hall (CD: Colpix/ EMI, 2 CDs)Nina Simone: At Carnegie Hall (CD: Colpix/ EMI, 2 CDs)
 


Price:  £10.99 


Nina Simone: Broadway-Blues-Ballads (CD: Philips)
 


Price:  £9.99 

Nina Simone: Broadway-Blues-Ballads (CD: Philips)


Nina Simone: I Put A Spell On You (CD: Philips)Nina Simone: I Put A Spell On You (CD: Philips)
 


Price:  £9.99 


Nina Simone: In Concert (CD: Philips)
 


Price:  £9.99 

Nina Simone: In Concert (CD: Philips)


Nina Simone: Wild Is The Wind (CD: Philips)Nina Simone: Wild Is The Wind (CD: Philips)
 


Price:  £9.99 


Nina Simone: Gold (CD: Universal, 2 CDs)
 


Price:  £12.99 

Nina Simone: Gold (CD: Universal, 2 CDs)


Nina Simone: The Great (CD: Music Club)Nina Simone: The Great (CD: Music Club)
 


Price:  £6.99 


Nina Simone: Misunderstood (CD: Recall- 2 CDs)
 


Price:  £9.99 

Nina Simone: Misunderstood (CD: Recall- 2 CDs)


Nina Simone: A Single Woman (CD: Elektra)Nina Simone: A Single Woman (CD: Elektra)
The long awaited reissue of her very last studio album, originally released in 1993, with seven previously unreleased tracks available for the very first time. (Warner Jazz) 


Price:  £9.99 

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