Nina Simone - Four Women – The Nina Simone Philips Recordings (1964-1966) (Verve) (4-CD)
1964-1966 | Jazz | FLAC+CUE+MQ-Covers (400Dpi) | NO LOGS | 409Mb+437Mb+452Mb+241Mb+27Mb
This set of 4 CD's contains all the recordings Nina Simone made for the Philips label from 1964 to 1966. There has never been a singer quite like this wonderful lady. There seems to have been no type of song she couldn't sing from "I Loves You, Porgy" to "Mississippi Goddam" to "Nearer Blessed Lord" to "The Last Rose of Summer." When Ms. Simone sang them, she put her own DNA on them and they became her own. Born in North Carolina, Ms. Simone was raised singing in the church and was trained at Julliard as a classical pianist. These CD's illustrate her background and training background so well. Sometimes the piano becomes another voice in a dialogue with the singer rather than a mere accompaniment. She is impossible to categorize, jazz, gospel, blues, folk, classical, all of the above and then some. So many emotions here: joy, sadness, anger, love.
A quotation of Richard Pryor says: "White people had Judy Garland, we had Nina." I'm sure this was a true statement at the time. Nina Simone, thank godness, is loved and revered all over the world by people of all races who love good music, and believe in freedom.