Nina Simone's Finest Hour

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レーベル:Polygram Records
JAN:0731454360425 売上ランキング:音楽で81038位

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  1. Love Me Or Leave Me
  2. Wild Is The Wind
  3. I Put A Spell On You
  4. Work Song
  5. Don't Explain
  6. Untitled
  7. Mississippi Goddam
  8. Four Women
  9. Pirate Jenny
  10. I Loves You, Porgy
  11. This Year's Kisses
  12. Little Girl Blue
  13. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
  14. Ne Me Quitte Pas
  15. Don't Smoke In Bed
Nina Simone communicates with a unique force on this Finest Hour collection, a welling, riveting power that's beyond the range of other singers. It's there whether the song is romantic or political, whimsical or sentimental, and these recordings from the 1960s demonstrate the range of material that she could make her own, from Gershwin to Jacques Brel, from Screamin' Jay Hawkins to Nat Adderley. With her own civil rights era anthems like "Mississippi Goddam" and the Brecht-Weill "Pirate Jenny," Simone commands our attention with a profoundly brooding, searing rage, while there's potent sensuality in her "Wild Is the Wind" and Willard Robison's "Don't Smoke in Bed." Whether she's accompanying herself with her spare piano or defying studio orchestras with the intensity of her performance, Simone is a special singer, her art consisting in stripping away the decorative artifice of a song to reveal a molten core beneath. --Stuart Broomer