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Format: CD
Sku: 60601365
UPC: 044006502120
UPC 14: 00044006502120
Release Date: 5/20/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. I Loves You Porgy ~ Nina Simone
2. Plain Gold Ring ~ Nina Simone
3. Pirate Jenny ~ Nina Simone
4. Old Jim Crow ~ Nina Simone
5. Don't Smoke In Bed ~ Nina Simone
6. Go Limp ~ Nina Simone
7. Mississippi Goddam ~ Nina Simone
8. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood ~ Nina Simone
9. Night Song ~ Nina Simone
10. Laziest Gal In Town ~ Nina Simone
11. Something Wonderful ~ Nina Simone
12. Don't Take All Night ~ Nina Simone
13. Nobody ~ Nina Simone
14. I Am Blessed ~ Nina Simone
15. Of This I'm Sure ~ Nina Simone
16. See-Line Woman ~ Nina Simone
17. Our Love (Will See Us Through) ~ Nina Simone
18. How Can I? ~ Nina Simone
19. Last Rose Of Summer, The ~ Nina Simone
Disc 2
Song Title
1. I Put A Spell On You ~ Nina Simone
2. Tomorrow Is My Turn ~ Nina Simone
3. Ne Me Quitte Pas ~ Nina Simone
4. Marriage Is For Old Folks ~ Nina Simone
5. July Tree ~ Nina Simone
6. Gimme Some ~ Nina Simone
7. Feeling Good ~ Nina Simone
8. One September Day ~ Nina Simone
9. Blues On Purpose ~ Nina Simone
10. Beautiful Land ~ Nina Simone
11. You've Got To Learn ~ Nina Simone
12. Take Care Of Business ~ Nina Simone
13. Be My Husband ~ Nina Simone
14. Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out ~ Nina Simone
15. End Of The Line ~ Nina Simone
16. Trouble In Mind ~ Nina Simone
17. Tell Me More And More And Then Some ~ Nina Simone
18. Chilly Winds Don't Blow ~ Nina Simone
19. Ain't No Use ~ Nina Simone
20. Strange Fruit ~ Nina Simone
21. Sinnerman ~ Nina Simone
Disc 3
Song Title
1. Mood Indigo ~ Nina Simone
2. Other Woman, The ~ Nina Simone
3. Love Me Or Leave Me ~ Nina Simone
4. Don't Explain ~ Nina Simone
5. Little Girl Blue ~ Nina Simone
6. Chauffeur ~ Nina Simone
7. For Myself ~ Nina Simone
8. Ballad Of Hollis Brown ~ Nina Simone
9. This Years Kisses ~ Nina Simone
10. Images ~ Nina Simone
11. Nearer Blessed Lord ~ Nina Simone
12. I Love Your Lovin' Ways ~ Nina Simone
13. Four Women ~ Nina Simone
14. What More Can I Say ~ Nina Simone
15. Lilac Wine ~ Nina Simone
16. That's All I Ask ~ Nina Simone
17. Break Down And Let It All Out ~ Nina Simone
18. Why Keep On Breaking My Heart ~ Nina Simone
19. Wild Is The Wind ~ Nina Simone
20. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair ~ Nina Simone
21. If I Should Lose You ~ Nina Simone
22. Either Way I Lose ~ Nina Simone
Disc 4
Song Title
1. Don't You Pay Them No Mind ~ Nina Simone
2. I'm Gonna Leave You ~ Nina Simone
3. Brown Eyed Handsome Man ~ Nina Simone
4. Keeper Of The Flame ~ Nina Simone
5. Gal From Joe's, The ~ Nina Simone
6. Take Me To The Water ~ Nina Simone
7. I'm Going Back Home ~ Nina Simone
8. I Hold No Grudge ~ Nina Simone
9. Come Ye ~ Nina Simone
10. He Ain't Comin' Home No More ~ Nina Simone
11. Work Song ~ Nina Simone
12. I Love My Baby ~ Nina Simone
13. Monster, A ~ Nina Simone

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Nina Simone (vocals, piano); Rudy Stevenson (guitar); Lisle Atkinson (bass, percussion); Bobby Hamilton (drums).
Muze PNote Producer: Hal Mooney.
Muze PNote Compilation producer: Bryan Koniarz.
Muze PNote Recorded between 1964 & 1966. Includes liner notes by Ashley Kahn.
Muze PNote FOUR WOMEN was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Album Notes.
Muze PNote Personnel: Nina Simone (vocals, piano); Rudy Stevenson (guitar, flute); Al Schackman (guitar, harmonica); Bobby Hamilton (drums); Lisle Atkinson (percussion).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Ashley Kahn.
Muze PNote Recording information: New York, NY (03/21/1964-08/26/1966).
Muze PNote Photographers: Peter Basch; Burt Goldblatt; Herb Snitzer; Jan Persson.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Hal Mooney; Horace Ott; Nina Simone.
Muze PNote Although Nina Simone's years at RCA have their passionate devotees, most fans believe her mid-'60s tenure at Philips was the pinnacle of her career. Indeed, her first album for the label, 1964's still-startling NINA SIMONE IN CONCERT, is probably Simone's single finest album of all time, introducing such masterpieces as her chilling reinterpretation of Kurt Weill's "Pirate Jenny" and the anti-segregation broadside "Mississippi Goddam," which she delivers with absolutely brutal humor. The six studio albums that followed are all included in full, and each of them continues Simone's no-boundaries musical worldview (one album was called BROADWAY-BLUES-BALLADS, and she cut the occasional pop song, like her dramatic remake of the Animals' "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"), her increasingly socio-political choices of material, and above all, her absolute mastery of the jazz vocal form. Beautifully packaged and extensively annotated, this four-disc set is a perfect overview of some of the '60s' finest and most uncompromising vocal jazz.

Artist Overview

Nina Simone was a great pianist, a riveting vocalist, and an uncompromising personality. Her sociopolitical consciousness and eclecticism set her apart from the pack. Her interpretations of soul, jazz, blues, and standards are both striking and unique; not for nothing do her fans refer to her as "the Goddess." She established her jazz credentials with an emotive interpretation of George Gershwin 's 'I Loves You Porgy' in 1959. Her influential '60s work included "Forbidden Fruit" and "I Put A Spell On You." One of her singles, "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," later became a worldwide hit for the Animals. In later years, she recorded less frequently, but in 1987, while in self-imposed exile in France, she had a fluke hit after her '50s version of "My Baby Just Cares For Me," was resurrected in a TV commercial. Simone died in 2003 at her home in France at age 70.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Big Lebowski
Muze Music Compilations Thomas Crown Affair
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Broadside 1962-88
Muze Music Compilations Black Power: music Of A Revolution
Muze Music Compilations Real Folk / Various
Muze Music Compilations Verve Unmixed 3
Muze Music Compilations Six Feet Under, Volume 2-Everything Ends
Muze Music Compilations Complete Verve Remixed (Deluxe Edition) (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Paris For Lovers
Muze Music Compilations Real R&b:60s
Muze Music Compilations L-tunes: Music From & Inspired The L-word / T
Muze Music Compilations Jazz Number 1's
Muze Music Compilations Musical Celebration
Muze Music Compilations Verve Unmixed 4
Muze Music Compilations For Colored Girls (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Sex And The City Music From the Original Motion Picture (Soundtrack)
Muze Music Compilations All Time Greatest Jazz Vocal Standard
Muze Music Compilations Verve Remixed:first Ladies
Muze Music Compilations Songs From Scandal:gladiators (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Idris Elba Presents Luther:ss 1 2 & 3
Muze Music Compilations Slow Grind Fever Volume 1 & 2
Muze Music Compilations Studio Rio Presents:brazil Connection
Muze Music Compilations Brazil Beats The Carnival House & Lat
Muze Music Compilations Song One (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Nina Revisited:tribute To Nina Simone

Associated Artists and Works

Ayissi Chantal
Connor, Chris (Vocals)
Fitzgerald, Ella
Holiday, Billie
NdegeOcello, Me'Shell
Nina Simone Trio (The)
Washington, Dinah

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/20/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 0650212
Music Label Name Label : Universal Distribution
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 4
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00044006502120

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (6/26/03, p.82)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...Complex music in the key of bittersweet..."

JazzTimes (8/03, p.131)
- "...She recorded what she wanted, how she wanted, when she wanted....She was simultaneously jazz, folk, blues and gospel. The lines crossed and blurred....As a storyteller, she rivaled Carmen McRae and Sarah Vaughan..."

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