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Strange Fruit. Rare Studio & Live Recordings - Nina Simone

Strange Fruit. Rare Studio & Live Recordings

Nina Simone  

Format: 1 Vinyl

Genre: soul, Funk / Soul

Barcode: 8436559462136

180GR./ deluxe inner sleeves
 

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Description

180GR./ deluxe inner sleeves

Artist

American singer, songwriter, pianist.

Born: 21 February 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina, USA.
Died: 21 April 2003 in Carry-le-Rouet, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (aged 70).

Nina was giving piano recitals after playing at her local church at an early age. Her childhood piano lessons were funded by her mother's employer and a local fund set up by her music teacher, so impressed were they by her talent.

She moved to Philadelphia aged 17, teaching piano and playing to raise the money for her studies at New York's renowned Juilliard School Of Music. To fund her family she worked in a bar in Atlantic City where she was also required to sing and built up a devoted following.

She recorded Gershwin's "I Loves You Porgy" which became a US Top 40 hit and transported her to a bigger stage, performing at Carnegie Hall and the Newport Jazz Festival.

Her repertoire went on to embrace numerous Civil Rights anthems, a movement for which she was a passionate and prominent supporter. She left the US in the 1970s, moving first to Barbados, and some other places, including Africa and the Netherlands, before eventually settling in France where she died from cancer in 2003.

Nina's voice drew heavily on other music forms. It was infused with gospel, blues, soul, jazz, R&B, and folk. And it found a wider audience late in her life when "My Baby Just Cares For Me" became an unlikely UK chart hit when it featured in a TV ad campaign.

In fact her music stayed very popular with advertisers as her tracks have been used to promote a multitude of products on TV, including yoghurt ("Ain't Got No (I Got Life)"), Diet Coke ("I Put A Spell On You"), cars ("Sinnerman"), fabric conditioner ("Feeling Good"), and perfume ("Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"), et al.

Tracks

A1  I Loves You Porgy  05:13

A2  Since My Lover Has Gone  03:56

A3  Black Is The Color Of My True Lover's Hair  03:42

A4  Loving' Woman  02:24

A5  Baubles, Bangles And Beads  03:22

A6  Since My Lover Has Gone #2  02:51

A7  If Only For Tonight  03:07

B1  Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out  02:46

B2  Come On Back, Jack  02:21

B3  I Love To Love  05:25

B4  Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out #2  08:00

B5  I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl  02:46

B6  Strange Fruit  03:28

Releases

Formats

Vinyl

Labels

WaxTime In Color, Jazz Wax Records

Countries

Europe

years

2017, 2018

Members

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