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Nina Simone

Alyn Shipton and Gwyneth Herbert select highlights from the recorded catalogue of the jazz singer and pianist Nina Simone. With an excerpt from an archive interview.

Alyn Shipton and Gwyneth Herbert select highlights from the recorded catalogue of the jazz singer and pianist known as the High Priestess of Soul. The programme includes part of an archive interview by Alyn with Nina herself, recorded on her last visit to Britain, as well as her best songs ranging from Porgy through Mississippi Goddam to I Put a Spell on You.

1 hour

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Sat 25 Oct 2008 16:00

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  • Nina Simone

    I Loves You Porgy

    Composer: Gershwin Performers: Nina Simone, p. v; plus bass and drums.

    • Jazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club.
    • UK Snapper.
    • 295.
  • Nina Simone

    The Other Woman

    Composer: Simone Performers: Nina Simone (voc. / p.); Jimmy Bond (b.); Albert Heath (d.)

    • Nina Simone At Town Hall.
    • Parlophone (2005).
    • 4732152.
  • Nina Simone

    Mississippi Goddam

    Composer: Simone Performers: Nina Simone (vocals, piano); Rudy Stevenson (guitar); Lisle Atkinson (bass); Bobby Hamilton (drums).

    • Nina Simone In Concert [Remastered].
    • Verve (2006).
    • 600702.
  • Nina Simone

    See Line Woman

    Composer: Simone

    • Broadway-Blues-Ballads.
    • Verve (2006).
    • 600602.
  • Nina Simone

    I Put A Spell On You

    Composer: Hawkins Performers: Nina Simone (voc.) plus orchestra.

    • I Put A Spell On You.
    • Verve (2006).
    • 600502.
  • Nina Simone

    Don't Explain

    Composer: Holiday Performers: Nina Simone, voc.; Rudy Stevenson - guitar, flute; Al Shackman - guitar; Lisle Atkinson - bass; Bobby Hamilton - drums Also on Verve / 600802

    • Let It All Out.
    • Universal Japan.
    • 9188.
  • Nina Simone

    I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl

    Composer: Brymn, Simone, Williams Performers: Nina Simone, piano, voc; Bernard Purdie - drums; Buddy Lucas - harmonica, tenor saxophone; Bob Bushnell - 6-string bass; Rudy Stevenson - guitar

    • Nina Simone Sings The Blues.
    • Legacy.
    • 73334.
  • Nina Simone

    Ain't Got No, I Got Life

    Composer: Radi, Ragni, McDermott Performers: Nina Simone, voc., plus accompaniment

    • Nuff Said!.
    • Bluebird.
  • Nina Simone

    The Desperate Ones

    Composer: Freber Performers: Nina Simone (voc, piano.)

    • Nina Simone And Piano!.
    • RCA.
    • 68100.
  • Nina Simone

    To Be Young Gifted and Black

    Composer: Simone Performers: Nina Simone (voc.)

    • Black Gold.
    • Bluebird.
  • Nina Simone

    Just Like A Woman

    Composer: Dylan Performers: Nina Simone (voc.)

    • Here Comes The Sun.
    • Camden.
    • 192479.
  • Nina Simone

    My Baby Just Cares For Me

    Performers: Nina Simone (voc.)

    • Live & Kickin'.
    • TKO Magnum Meteor.

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