Nina Simone - To Love Somebody - 1969 Socially Aware Jazz Soul Folk- 1500 only Purple & Black Marbled 180 Grm LP

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Nina Simone - To Love Somebody

Label:
Music On Vinyl ‎– MOVLP1047, RCA Victor ‎– MOVLP1047
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Stereo, 180g, Purple & Black Marbled
Originally released ℗ & © 1969 RCA Records
This release ℗ & © 2014 Sony Music Entertainment

50th Anniversary Edition of 1.500 individually numbered copies on purple & black marbled vinyl

180 gram audiophile vinyl

Made in the EU

Country:
Europe
Released:
08 Nov 2019
Genre:
Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style:
Soul-Jazz

Tracklist:

A1 Suzanne (4:16)
A2 Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) (3:37)
A3 Revolution (Part I) (2:48)
A4 Revolution (Part II) (1:48)
A5 To Love Somebody (2:38)

 

B1 I Shall Be Released (4:00)
B2 I Can't See Nobody (3:06)
B3 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (4:48)
B4 The Times They Are A Changin' (5:59)

 

 

Arranged By, Conductor – Jimmy Wisner (tracks: A5, B2), Nina Simone
Backing Vocals [Vocalist] – Doris Willingham (tracks: A1 to A4, B1, B3, B4), Virdia Crawford (tracks: A1 to A4, B1, B3, B4)
Bass [Fender Bass] – Gene A. Perla* (tracks: A1 to A4, B1, B3, B4)
Drums – Charles D. Alias* (tracks: A1 to A4, B1, B3, B4)
Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Mike Moran (7), Ray Hall
Guitar – Al Schackman (tracks: A1 to A4, B1, B3, B4)
Liner Notes – Claude Hall
Organ – Weldon J. Irvine, Jr.* (tracks: A1 to A4, B1, B3, B4)
Producer – Danny Davis (4) (tracks: A5, B2), Stroud Productions & Enterprises, Inc.\\
Notes

Nina, the original activist hellion, was so inspired by the Beatles song "Revolution" that she wrote her own extension! This isn't so much a cover as a continuation. She brings a jubilent churchy blues to the tune, swinging like it's a triumph parade already.

Her spirits mirror the times, heady with optimism while still edgy with bruises from the enemy. The Civil Rights struggle of America opened the door to the Empowerment Decade; in its wake unfolded the Chicano movement, the student anti-war movement and the counterculture, the Gay rebellion, Feminism, and the American Indian resurgence.

They called her "The High Priestess Of Soul". And, she was all that; but, she was so much more. She began her career as a Classical, then Jazz, Pianist and went on to become a Jazz Singer, a Blues Singer and a Soul singer. Ultimately, she became one of the finest interpretative artists of her time. She became the social conscience of her generation and a Civil Rights Activist.

She was an expatriate. She had a fantastic unique voice and a musical style that was riveting upon first hearing, and could never be ignored nor forgotten. Fortunately, she left behind a vast body of music when she left us on April 21, 2003. NINA SIMONE recorded 40 albums in her lifetime, I have 30 of them in my current listings!
This album is another personal favorite. As a brand new generation of great songwriters came on the scene, NINA showed her usual impeccable taste in finding the best songs by the best of the breed. Here are songs by

BOB DYLAN
LEONARD COHEN
The BEE GEES, etc....
Each one a masterpiece!
NINA is accompanied by ORGANIST WELDON J. IRVINE, JR., also AL SCHACKMAN et al!

Nina Simone - Suzanne (Rome 1969)


A great rendition of L. Cohen's classic. 

Hauntingly beautiful..magnifica interpretazione! magnifica! Nina reinventa la bellissima canzone di Leonard Cohen! magnifica! puro afro-jazz ...How much music, how much charisma, how much theatre and how much sheer beauty all rolled up in one 

 

Nina Simone - To Love Somebody - Antibes 1969

The Brothers Gibb's most soulful song interpreted by the Goddess of Soul Herself. Nina sang without borders, without limits.!

 

Nina Simone - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)

Adapted entirely from the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible (with the exception of the last line) and composed to music by Pete Seeger in 1959

 

Nina Simone - Revolution

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)

Nina Simone - Revolution

Nina, the original activist hellion, was so inspired by the Beatles song that she wrote her own extension! This isn't so much a cover as a continuation. She brings a jubilent churchy blues to the tune, swinging like it's a triumph parade already. Her spirits mirror the times, heady with optimism while still edgy with bruises from the enemy. The Civil Rights struggle of America opened the door to the Empowerment Decade; in its wake unfolded the Chicano movement, the student anti-war movement and the counterculture, the Gay rebellion, Feminism, and the American Indian resurgence.

More Information
Condition New
Format LP
Label 4 Men with Beards
Artist Nina Simone