• nina simone The Colpix Singles (140g vinyl LP, £14.50)

    A child virtuoso whose piano recitals were local events, Nina Simone started her musical career as a classically trained pianist, strongly rooted in the works of Bach, and became a singer almost by accident. The rest is history. Her recordings, over the next five decades, earned her cult status, critical acclaim and reached the top of the charts on many occasions. Between 1959 and 1964, she was signed to Colpix, who relinquished all creative control to her, including the choice of material. Her voice at her finest, she worked her way through jazz and blues standards like ‘The Work Song’ and ‘I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)’, folk tunes like ‘Little Liza Jane’ and ‘Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair’, her very own ‘Blackbird’ and ‘I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl’. Tracklisting: Side 1: 1. Chilly Winds Don’t Blow 2. Children Go Where I Send You 3. The Other Woman 4. Summertime 6. Since My Love Has Gone 7. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out / Side 2: 1. Trouble In Mind 2. Work Song 3. Gin House Blues 4. Come On Back Jack 5. In The Evening By The Moonlight 6. I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) 7. Little Liza Jane

    Add to order