Diva Series CD (2003)

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Product Overview


Label Polygram Label Group
SKU 60601291
UPC 731458965329
UPC 14 00731458965329
Format CD
Release Date 5/20/2003
Author Nina Simone
Technical Info
CatalogID 5896532
Lable Name Universal Distribution
Released 05/20/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 58m : 29s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731458965329
Musical Guests
Hal Mooney
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Nina Simone (vocals, arranger, piano); Hal Mooney, Horace Ott (arranger, conductor); Rudy Stevenson (flute, guitar); Al Schackman (harmonica); Lisle Atkinson (bass, percussion); Bobby Hamilton (drums).
Producer: Hal Mooney.
Compilation producers: Ashley Kahn, Bryan Koniarz.
Recorded between 1964 & 1966. Includes liner notes by Will Friedwald.
This is part of Verve Records "Diva" series.
Personnel: Nina Simone (vocals, piano); Rudy Stevenson (guitar, flute); Al Schackman (harmonica); Bobby Hamilton (drums); Lisle Atkinson (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Will Friedwald.
Recording information: New York, NY (08/26/1966-03/21/1964).
Illustrator: Gary Kelley.
Photographer: Jan Persson.
Arrangers: Hal Mooney; Horace Ott; Nina Simone.
Nina Simone spent time recording with Verve or the associated Philips during the mid-'60s, so her entry in the label's 2003 The Diva Series focuses on that period, when she had an R&B hit with "I Put a Spell on You" and recorded many live albums. Though it is much longer than Verve's previous attempts, it certainly doesn't qualify as a solid compilation of Simone's career. A few career-defining songs like "I Loves You, Porgy" are presented in live versions which, fine as they are, don't rate with the studio recordings. For what it is, The Diva Series is a solid label wrap-up, including rarer material like "Wild Is the Wind" as well as a few classics like "Mississippi Goddam" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood." ~ John Bush
Disc 1
1 I Put A Spell On You
2 He Ain't Comin' Home No More
3 I Loves You, Porgy
4 Mississippi Goddam
5 Tell Me More And More And Then Some
6 Love Me Or Leave Me
7 See-Line Woman
8 Wild Is The Wind
9 Four Women
10 Don't You Pay Them No Mind
11 Lilac Wine
12 Either Way I Lose
13 Gal From Joe's, The
14 Don't Explain
15 I Love My Baby
16 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
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