Nina Simone - A Very Rare Evening - 1979 Weldon Irvine Jazz Soul Folk Ltd Ed 180 Grm LP

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Nina Simone - A Very Rare Evening

Tidal Waves Music ‎– TWM01
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Reissue
25 Oct 2016
Jazz, Funk / Soul

Country: Canada Issue
Released: 1979
Genre: Funk / Soul, Jazz
Style: Soul-Jazz


A1 In The Morning 3:42
A2 Turn! Turn! Turn! 4:30
A3 To Love Somebody 2:34
A4 Ain't Got No / I Got Life 5:16

B1 The Other Woman 5:56
B2 I Think It Is Going To Rain Today 4:37
B3 Save Me 3:10
B4 Revolution 6:10


Artwork By [Artwork, Design] - Anne Maria Schnider
Bass - Gene Perla
Drums - Don Alias
Guitar - Al Schackman
Organ - Weldon Irvine
Piano, Vocals - Nina Simone
Producer - Gene Perla
Vocals - Doris Willingham , Gina Rothchild
Recorded in Europe in April, 1969
P.M. Records, Inc.
Printed and manufactured in USA

Never released on CD and out print for decades, this is one of Simone's rarest recordings and a true collector's item! Nina Simone was a star, performing repertoire ranging from gospel music to African music, from blues to Ellington songs, from classical music to folk songs of diverse origin.

A protest singer, jazz singer, pianist, arranger and composer, Nina Simone is a great artist who defies easy classification. Her biography can be found in jazz, rock, pop, black and soul literature. Her style and her hits provided many singers with material for hits of their own! Live recording, Germany, 1969.

Nina Simone issued several good to great live albums. One or two were contractual obligations, or sound like it, but this is prime with terrific support. This was also when she finally had complete artistic control on RCA, though there seems to have been pressure to record pop songs (she charted in Europe a lot, a major star). All the same the pop songs she chose - the cream of the Bee Gees, a deconstruction of the Beatles' "Revolution" (she took it further until it was a new song entirely later), and later a mind-bending double-tracked "Cherish", were very good choices.

Nina Simone - Ain't got no....I got Life

Harlem 1969 LIVE

The more and more I see, hear, and know of Nina, is what a sheer beautiful genius she was, enduring on.

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NINA SIMONE - Revolution (1969)

Nina's version reflects the actual revolutionary view of someone actively involved in struggle.
Then, as now, it's about human liberation: something much bigger than air pollution (or climate change).
Here's hoping the spirit underlying Nina's "Revolution" will be revived soon.

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Nina Simone - Save me

Antibes 1969 2/4

2nd part of the concert in Antibes (France) 1969.
Nina Simone is at the top of her career and of her mental, physical, political and musical form.

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Nina Simone - To Love somebody

Antibes 1969 4/4

she takes songs that i never noticed (or cared for much), and she brings out--truly--the spirit IN the song. It's almost like she DOES AWAY with the pop. She tears it off, and behind it is only gentleness and understanding.

. I think sixty seconds of her music is probably more cathartic than sixty sessions of therapy with the best analyst in the world.

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More Information
Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label PM Records Inc
Artist Nina Simone
Color Black