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  • Silk & Soul Silk & Soul Quick View

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    Silk & Soul

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    Recorded in New York in 1967, Silk & Soul is Nina Simone's second album for RCA.
    And despite arrangements that don't always best suit her voice, this album does contain classics 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free', which would become a Civil Rights anthem, 'It Be's That Way Sometimes', written by her brother Sam Waymon, and 'The Turning Point', a song that seems to be about a child making a new friend, but turns out to question the origins of racism.


    Ms Simone also takes on Dusty Springfield by covering 'The Look Of Love', which was originally featured in the 1966 James Bond spoof Casino Royale and is greatly inspired by Mozart in the fugue-like 'Consummation'.

    It Be's That Way Sometime
    The Look of Love
    Go to Hell
    Love o' Love
    Cherish
    I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
    Turn Me On
    Turning Point
    Some Say
    Consummation
    Nina Simone
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Little Girl Blue (45 RPM) Little Girl Blue (45 RPM) Quick View

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    Little Girl Blue (45 RPM)


    Mastered By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound From The Original Stereo Analog Master Tapes!


    Heavyweight Tip-On Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing


    Plated And Pressed By Quality Record Pressings


    Now At 45 RPM!


    For more information on Little Girl Blue and the life and times of Nina Simone, see Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone by Nadine Cohodas, The University of North Carolina Press, 2010.


    Little Girl Blue was Nina Simone's debut release. Bethlehem founder Gus Wildi, taken with the uniquely beautiful quality of her voice, gave her complete control over song selection, backing musicians, arrangements and production of the recording. Nina and her rhythm section recorded the entire album plus three additional tracks in just one session. In her biography of Nina, Nadine Cohodas recounts engineer Irv Greeenbaum's recollection of that day: Nothing like Nina's artistry had ever happened before ... Her voice and the keyboard playing were so rich and interesting that they could have stood alone.


    Little Girl Blue documents Nina Simone's unparalleled and idiosyncratic musical persona at a particularly vibrant, formative stage, and helped launch her on a trajectory with more than its share of personal and professional trials and triumphs.


    Engineer - Irv Greenbaum


    Recorded late fall, 1957, at Beltone Studio, New York, NY


    Musicians:

    Nina Simone, piano and vocals

    Jimmy Bond, bass

    Albert Tootsie Heath, drums


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    1. Mood Indigo
    2. Don't Smoke In Bed
    3. He Needs Me
    4. Little Girl Blue
    5. Love Me Or Leave Me
    6. My Baby Just Cares For Me
    7. Good Bait
    8. Plain Gold Ring
    9. You'll Never Walk Alone
    10. Porgy
    11. Central Park Blues
    Nina Simone
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • I Put A Spell On You (Awaiting Repress) I Put A Spell On You (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    I Put A Spell On You (Awaiting Repress)

    I Put a Spell on You is the 1965 album by Nina Simone, and features some of her best known songs. I Put a Spell on You is a song originally by Screamin' Jay Hawkins. The original version gave the song an ironic theme, but Simone transformed it into a thrilling love song, complete with horns and strings. It had become one of her most well-known songs. She used the title for her autobiography I Put A Spell On You (1992).
    1. I Put A Spell On You
    2. Tomorrow Is My Turn
    3. Ne Me Quitte Pas
    4. Marriage Is For Old Folks
    5. July Tree
    6. Gimme Some
    7. Feeling Good
    8. One September Day
    9. Blues On Purpose
    10. Beautiful Land
    11. You've Got To Learn
    12. Take Care Of Business
    Nina Simone
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  • The Colpix Singles (Mono) The Colpix Singles (Mono) Quick View

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    The Colpix Singles (Mono)


    Mono, 2017 Remastered


    Nina Simone started her musical career as a classically trained child virtuoso, whose piano recitals were local events. Strongly rooted in the works of Bach, the musician became a singer almost by accident: the rest is history. With these 27 songs, the Colpix singles trace Nina Simone's musical journey from jazz and folk singer to critically acclaimed songwriter.

    1. Chilly Winds Don't Blow
    2. Children Go Where I Send You
    3. The Other Woman
    4. Summertime
    5. Since My Love Has Gone
    6. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
    7. If Only For Tonight
    8. Trouble In Mind (Single Version)
    9. Work Song
    10. Gin House Blues
    11. Come On Back Jack
    12. In The Evening By The Moonlight
    13. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
    14. Little Liza Jane
    Nina Simone
    $21.99
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  • Nina At Town Hall (Colored Vinyl) Nina At Town Hall (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    Nina At Town Hall (Colored Vinyl)

    Dark Pink Colored Vinyl

    This 1959 LP features the unique singer/pianist performing classic versions of Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair, The Other Woman, and Wild Is the Wind. Dark pink vinyl reissue.

    1. Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair
    2. Exactly Like You
    3. The Other Woman
    4. Under the Lowest
    5. You Can Have Him
    6. Summertime (Instrumental)
    7. Summertime
    8. Cotten Eyed Joe
    9. Return Home
    10. Wild is the Wind
    11. Fine and Mellow
    Nina Simone
    $23.99
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  • Sings The Blues Sings The Blues Quick View

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    Sings The Blues

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    Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) can rightfully be called a true classic in both Soul and Blues genres. The album is a showcase for the intensity of Nina's soulful croon and demanding piano skills, accompanied by a marvelous backing band with Eric Gale and Rudy Stevenson on guitar, Bob Bushnell on bass, drummer Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie, Ernie Hayes on organ and Buddy Lucas on both harmonica and sax.


    With a song selection that ranks among the best Blues tunes ever written, this record goes back to the essence of the Blues - raw and honest spine-shivering melodies.

    1. Do I Move You?
    2. Day and Night
    3. In the Dark
    4. Real Real
    5. My Man's Gone Now
    6. Backlash Blues
    7. I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl
    8. Buck
    9. Since I Fell for You
    10. The House of the Rising Sun
    11. Blues for Mama
    Nina Simone
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Amazing Nina Simone The Amazing Nina Simone Quick View

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    The Amazing Nina Simone

    1. Blue Prelude
    2. Children Go Where I Send You
    3. Tomorrow (We Will Meet Once More)
    4. Stompin' At The Savoy
    5. It Might As Well Be Spring
    6. You've Been Gone Too Long
    7. That's Him Over There
    8. Chilly Winds Don't Blow
    9. Theme From Middle of the Night
    10. Can't Get Out Of This Mood
    11. Willow Weep For Me
    12. Solitaire
    Nina Simone
    $21.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Mood Indigo: The Complete Bethlehem Singles Mood Indigo: The Complete Bethlehem Singles Quick View

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    Mood Indigo: The Complete Bethlehem Singles

    Nina Simone's classic Bethlehem singles collected in one package including a bonus 7 single featuring remastered Porgy (Porgy, Loves You). Carefully curated and packaged together to bring back Nina's classic recordings.
    1. Little Girl Blue (Single Edit) ( 2017 - Remaster)
    2. He Needs Me (2013 Remastered Version)
    3. Don't Smoke In Bed (Single Edit) ( 2017 - Remaster)
    4. African Mailman (2014 - Remaster)
    5. Mood Iindigo (Single Edit) ( 2017 - Remaster)
    6. Central Park Blues (Single Edit) ( 2017 - Remaster)
    7. For All We Know (2014 Remastered Version)
    8. Good Bait (Single Edit) ( 2017 - Remaster)
    9 . You'll Never Walk Alone (Single Edit) ( 2017 - Remaster)
    10. Plain Gold Ring (Single Edit) ( 2017 - Remaster)
    11. He's Got The Whole World In His Hands (Single Version/Alternate Take) ( 2017 - Remaster)
    12. My Baby Just Cares for Me


    Bonus 7
    1. I Loves You, Porgy (2014 Remastered Version)
    2. Love Me or Leave Me (2013 Remastered Version)

    Nina Simone
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  • Standards Standards Quick View

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    Standards

    British soul legend Seal returns with his new album, Standards - combining his unique voice with some of the greatest jazz standards and swing classics ever written. An artist who's been at the top of his game throughout his 30-year career, Seal's 10th studio album breathes life into iconic hits, paying tribute to legends including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nina Simone. It will be released on 10th November through Decca Records/Virgin EMI.


    Seal said: "This is the album I have always wanted to make. I grew up listening to music from the Rat Pack era, so recording these timeless tunes was a lifelong dream. It was a true honor to collaborate with the same musicians who performed with Frank Sinatra and so many of my favorite artists, in the very same studios where the magic was first made - it was one of the greatest days of my recording career."


    Seal's new album brings the glamour of Old Hollywood straight to the present. It is a natural successor to his series of soul records, made a decade ago which sold over 5 million copies around the world. Standards hears Seal's signature, velvety warm vocals bring to life classics made popular by Frank Sinatra (such as 'Luck Be A Lady', 'I've Got You Under My Skin' and 'It Was A Very Good Year'), Ella Fitzgerald ('I'm Beginning to See The Light') and Nina Simone ('I Put A Spell on You'). Elsewhere, there are lush orchestral moments captured on 'Smile' (Charlie Chaplin) and the Cole Porter gem, 'Love For Sale'.


    The unmistakable richness of Standards is largely down to Seal's choice to collaborate with the very same, legendary musicians who have performed with Frank Sinatra - Randy Waldman (pianist who toured with Sinatra and Paul Anka), Chuck Berghofer (bass player, who had performed with Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles) and Greg Fields (drummer who also performed with Quincy Jones and Stevie Wonder).


    The making of Standards became a real pilgrimage for the Grammy Award-winning artist. The songs were recorded in the famous Capitol Records in Los Angeles (the very studio where Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat "King" Cole and many others have created some of the most treasured music of our time), and United Studios, which was established by Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, where the latter recorded It Was A Very Good Year.


    In a career spanning three decades, racking up over 30 million records sales worldwide and a string of Grammy, Brit and Ivor Novello awards along the way, Seal continues to shine as one of the world's brightest music stars. His new album is full of musical gems which glisten when brought to life with his stunning voice.

    1. Luck Be A Lady
    2. Autumn Leaves

    3. I Put A Spell On You

    4. They Can't Take That Away From Me

    5. Anyone Who Knows What Love Is

    6. Love For Sale

    7. My Funny Valentine

    8. I've Got You Under My Skin

    9. Smile

    10. I'm Beginning To See The Light

    11. It Was A Very Good Year
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  • Mama's Gun Mama's Gun Quick View

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    Mama's Gun

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    Mama's Gun is the second studio album by Neo Soul singer Erykah Badu, released in 2000. Recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, the album incorporates Funk, Soul and Jazz styles. Covering themes of insecurity, social issues and personal relationships, Badu delivered a highly intimate and personal album that reached Platinum two months after its release. Mama's Gun features substantial contributions from several members of the Soulquarians outfit, of which Badu was a member. It also features guests such as soul singer Betty Wright and trumpeter Roy Hargrove.


    The album contains the single Bag Lady which, with its colorful, artsy music video, shot to #1 on the R&B charts, and also into the Top 10 on the billboard charts. Bag Lady was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and for Best R&B Song. Also the song Didn't Cha Know? was nominated for Best R&B Song.


    Rolling Stone magazine applauded her for taking chances the way Stevie Wonder or Nina Simone did in their prime and went on to say she has taken her art to the next level. Entertainment Weekly called the album a '70s soul homage featuring live musicians and a smooth-funk sound that wouldn't be out of place on a CTI record.

    LP1
    1. Penitentiary Philosophy
    2. Didn't Cha Know
    3. My Life
    4. ... & On
    5. Cleva
    6. Hey Sugah
    7. Booty
    8. Kiss Me On My Neck (Hesi)
    9. A.d. 2000


    LP2
    1. Orange Moon
    2. In Love With You
    3. Bag Lady
    4. Time's A Wastin
    5. Green Eyes

    Erykah Badu
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Wonderful Sounds of Female Vocals (Pre-Order) The Wonderful Sounds of Female Vocals (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    The Wonderful Sounds of Female Vocals (Pre-Order)

    An Audiophile Go-To!


    The Record You Grab When You Want To Show Off Your System!


    All-Time Classic Performances And Recordings By All-Time Great Female Singers


    Each Track Selected By Acoustic Sounds Owner Chad Kassem


    Lacquers Cut By Kevin Gray


    Pressed At Quality Record Pressings On 2x 200-Gram Vinyl


    Packaged In A Gatefold, Deluxe, Stoughton Tip-On Jacket


    Liner Notes By Michael Fremer


    I've been doing this (cherry picking great recordings for reissue) for a long time, and I think I've got a good idea of what audiophiles like to hear. This is all of your female vocal demo cuts in one place. - Chad Kassem, Acoustic Sounds owner


    Female vocalists have forever been celebrated by audiophiles and music lovers alike. Whether the delivery is delicate or bombastic, a great female vocal well-recorded is just so sensuous. It's the genre that most often typifies the potential of hi-fi and what it can do to engage our emotions. It's no wonder the hallways of any hi-fi show will be resonating with the sounds of sparsely-arranged recordings of great women singers. It's the genre that best shows off the systems that manufacturers and dealers are trying to sell.


    Now, you can have all of those best demo tracks on one record. Showstoppers by Julie London, Diana Krall, Rickie Lee Jones, Nina Simone, Janis Ian, Phoebe Snow, Jennifer Warnes, Dusty Springfield, Shelby Lynne and many more. Every single track is an audiophile demo classic. Drop the needle and drop your friend's jaw!


    Michael Fremer, of AnalogPlanet.com and Stereophile Magazine, walks you through each track and its historic place with very thorough and entertaining liners.


    Plating and pressing was done at Quality Record Pressings.


    Ever have that moment where you want to really light up your system - either for a late-night session by yourself or for when you've got company - and you don't want to keep changing records to keep the hit parade going? This record ends that issue. You've only got to make one selection.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP 1
    1. Cry Me A River - By Julie London
    2. Black Coffee - By Ella Fitzgerald
    3. Poetry Man - By Phoebe Snow
    4. Son Of A Preacher Man - By Dusty Springfield
    5. Just A Little Lovin' - By Shelby Lynne
    6. Show Biz Kids - By Rickie Lee Jones
    7. Crazy (feat. The Jordanaires) - By Patsy Cline
    8. Tennessee Waltz - By Holly Cole Trio
    9. Breaking Silence - By Janis Ian
    10. Hey There - By Myra Taylor
    11. What A Shame - By Patricia Barber
    12. Plain Gold Ring (2013 Remastered Version) - By Nina Simone


    LP 2
    1. The Moon Is Made Of Gold (feat. Rickie Lee Jones) - By Rob Wasserman
    2. Blue Moon - By Julie London
    3. Blame It On The Moon - By Nancy Bryan
    4. Diamonds And Rust - By Joan Baez
    5. Somebody Who Loves You - By Joan Armatrading
    6. Send In The Clowns - By Judy Collins
    7. Ballad Of The Runaway Horse (feat. Jennifer Warnes) - By Rob Wasserman
    8. A Case Of You - By Diana Krall
    9. The Look Of Love - By Dusty Springfield
    10. Brothers In Arms - By Joan Baez

    Various Artists
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection Quick View

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    Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection

    Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection, an innovative new collection of 12 beloved vocal recordings re-experienced through new samba and bossa nova arrangements created by iconic Brazilian musicians and The Berman Brothers.


    Embracing the All In One Rhythm™ Theme of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection blends 12 iconic performances--from Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Sly & The Family Stone, The Isley Brothers, Mel TormÉ, Nina Simone, Johnny Nash, Dave Brubeck with Carmen McRae, Andy Williams and Sarah Vaughan--with new, samba and bossa nova arrangements and production inspired by the spirit of Brazilian music.


    Working on Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection project, the Berman Brothers sought out the original multi-track masters and utilized an all-new, state-of-the-art separation technology from Science of Sounds to extract exquisitely pristine and detailed vocals. The newly isolated vocals were then melded with brand-new, authentic backing arrangements played by Studio Rio, an all-star cast of Brazilian musical pioneers from the bossa nova and samba genres, including Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Roberto Menescal and Brazilian musical legend Marcos Valle.


    Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection is the latest innovative musical project from the Berman Brothers (Frank and Christian), a production team whose previous work includes Rhythms Del Mundo (2006), a cross-cultural album summit which which fused an all-star cast of Cuban musicians including Ibrahim Ferrer and Omara Portuondo of the Buena Vista Social Club with US and UK artists and superstars such as U2, Coldplay, Sting, Jack Johnson, Maroon5, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs and others. Rhythms del Mundo was released in more than 61 countries and received multiple sales awards worldwide.


    During the past 20 years, the Berman Brothers have received more than 90 gold and platinum awards, two BMI Awards, a Golden Globe nomination, a Grammy nomination (for Love One Another, recorded by Cher) and a place in history for their production and remix of the Baha Men's colossal hit, Who Let the Dogs Out. As producers, writers and publishers, the Bermans have worked with an array of international superstars including Coldplay, Sting, Cher, Real McCoy, Dido, Maroon5, Sophie B Hawkins, Reamonn and members of the legendary Buena Vista Social Club.


    Music is the heart and soul of Brazil, celebrating with syncopated beats and beautifully expressive melodies. It's the life force of the entire culture, wrote the Berman Brothers in their notes for Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection. We have always had a huge appreciation of Brazilian music. Between us, we have a massive collection of bossa nova and samba recordings, new and old, a lot which we found in flea markets in Amsterdam, Paris, and London.... Once you get into this music, there really is no way to stop. It was this joyful and timeless music that inspired the idea for this collection. Our goal was to bring the Brazilian joie de vivre to iconic performances by well-known American artists like Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, and many others. What would these classic songs sound like had they been recorded in the studios of Rio De Janeiro in the first place, with the best Brazilian musicians and arrangers?"


    "It was an amazing journey-bringing together these American classics and the vibrancy of Brazilian music with the help of so many talented musicians, arrangers and a dedicated production team. We learned many things putting together this music including what was the most important, and least surprising lesson of all: Brazil is the most musical place we have ever been in our lives.

    1. Lovely Day (Studio Rio Version) - Bill Withers with Studio Rio
    2. Walk on By (Studio Rio Version) - Aretha Franklin with Studio Rio
    3. Sexual Healing (Studio Rio Version) - Marvin Gaye with Studio Rio
    4. You've Changed (Rio Music Collective Version) - Billie Holiday with Studio Rio
    5. Family Affair (Rio Music Collective Version) - Sly & The Family Stone with Studio Rio
    6. It's Your Thing (Rio Music Collective Version) - The Isley Brothers with Studio Rio
    7. I've Got You Under My Skin (Studio Rio Version) - Mel TormÉ witb Studio Rio
    8. I Can See Clearly Now (Studio Rio Version) - Johnny Nash with Studio Rio
    9. Take Five (Studio Rio Version) - Dave Brubeck & Carmen McRae with Studio Rio
    10. Music to Watch Girls By (Studio Rio Version) - Andy Williams with Studio Rio
    11. Summertime (Studio Rio Version) - Sarah Vaughan with Studio Rio
    Studio Rio
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  • Pastel Blues Pastel Blues Quick View

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    Pastel Blues

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    Nina Simone is hands down one of the best Blues singers of the 20th century and only artists the likes of Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith had the power to lay a soul bare like she could! This is no better exemplified than on Pastel Blues' stripped-down album opener Be My Husband, which was later covered famously by Jeff Buckley. Also featured on this beloved 1965 Philips Records release are dazzling interpretations of songs directly related to the aforementioned songstresses including Nobody Knows When You're Down And Out, originally sung by Smith and Holiday's signature song Strange Fruit, not to mention the traditional spiritual Sinnerman, which remains one of Simone's most popular recordings. At long last, Pastel Blues is back on vinyl courtesy of this Music On Vinyl 180g audiophile reissue!

    1. Be My Husband
    2. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
    3. End Of The Line
    4. Trouble In Mind
    5. Tell Me More And More And Then Some
    6. Chilly Winds Don't Blow
    7. Ain't No Use
    8. Strange Fruit
    9. Sinnerman
    Nina Simone
    $37.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Original Nina Simone The Original Nina Simone Quick View

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    The Original Nina Simone

    Import

    1. Mood Indigo
    2. Don't Smoke In Bed
    3. He Needs Me
    4. Little Girl Blue
    5. Love Me Or Leave Me
    6. My Baby Just Cares For Me
    7. Good Bait
    8. Plain Gold Ring
    9. You'll Never Walk Alone
    10. I Loves You Porgy
    11. Central Park Blues
    Nina Simone
    $27.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Little Girl Blue Little Girl Blue Quick View

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    Little Girl Blue

    Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound


    Stoughton Printing old-style gatefold jacket with beautiful added photos!


    Plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings


    Eunice Kathleen Waymon recorded more than 40 albums over a long, distinguished career that stretched for five decades. As Nina Simone, her distinctive mellifluous voice honed a career catagorized variously as a jazz singer, soul singer and folk artist; she was all of these - and more.


    Little Girl Blue was Nina Simone's debut release. Bethlehem founder Gus Wildi, taken with the uniquely beautiful quality of her voice, gave her complete control over song selection, backing musicians, arrangements and production of the recording.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP1
    1. Mood Indigo
    2. Don't Smoke In Bed
    3. He Needs Me
    4. Little Girl Blue
    5. Love Me Or Leave Me
    6. My Baby Just Cares For Me


    LP2
    1. Good Bait
    2. Plain Gold Ring
    3. You'll Never Walk Alone
    4. Porgy
    5. Central Park Blues

    Nina Simone
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Little Girl Blue Remixed Little Girl Blue Remixed Quick View

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    Little Girl Blue Remixed

    Import


    Perhaps not as well known to the general public, Bethlehem Records earned its place in Jazz history with the release of debut albums from artists like Carmen McRae, Chris Connor, Herbie Mann and Johnny Hartman. Besides that, check those early covers - pure art!


    Bethlehem's most famous release is the 1958 debut album by Nina Simone, Little Girl Blue. So when DJ Maestro got the chance to remix this album, he was thrilled. Soon he got the idea to ask some of his favorite producers to collaborate, like Mop Mop, Renegades of Jazz, Gramophonedzie, Fab Samperi, The Reflex and Mees Dierdorp.


    One thing they all had in common: excitement to work with the original recordings from this iconic album. The result is 14 remixes, each with a unique approach to the original song, and all with a contemporary feel.

    1. Plain Gold Ring (mop Mop Rework)

    2. My Baby Just Cares For Me (the Reflex Edit)

    3. Mood Indigo (renegades Of Jazz Remix)

    4. Little Girl Blue (maestro Remix)

    5. Love Me Or Leave Me (suonho Relove)

    6. African Mailman (the Rebel Remix)

    7. I Loves You Porgy (mees Dierdorp Remix)

    8. My Baby Just Cares For Me (gabriel & Castellon And Maestro Remix)

    9. African Mailman (opolopo Remix)

    10. Plain Gold Ring (fab Samperi Remix)

    11. He Needs Me (gramophonedzie Remix)

    12. Love Me Or Leave Me (gabriel & Castellon And Maestro Remix)

    13. African Mailman (smoove Remix)

    14. Central Park Blues (monte's Midnight Mix)
    Nina Simone / Dj Maestro
    $37.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Pastel Blues (Awaiting Repress) Pastel Blues (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Pastel Blues (Awaiting Repress)

    Pastel Blues features Be My Husband and was written by Andrew Stroud, Simone's husband and manager at the time. She sings it a cappella with her handclapping and a hi-hat as her only accompaniment. The song was later retitled as Be Your Husband and covered by Jeff Buckley on Live at Sin-É (2003). The album also features covers of Billie Holiday songs, Tell Me More and More and Then Some and Strange Fruit.
    1. Be My Husband
    2. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
    3. End of the Line
    4. Trouble in Mind
    5. Tell Me More and More and Then Some
    6. Chilly Winds Don't Blow
    7. Ain't No Use
    8. Strange Fruit
    9. Sinnerman
    Nina Simone
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  • Let It All Out Let It All Out Quick View

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    Let It All Out

    Let It All Out was released in 1966, & was Simone's 5th album with Philips Records. Some of the tracks are live recordings. It features Images, an a cappella performance by Simone, based on a poem by Waring Cuney. It was a live recording sung a cappella during the same performance of songs that was featured on Nina Simone In Concert (1964). Love Me or Leave Me and Mood Indigo were also featured on Simone's debut album Little Girl Blue; these are new performances and different arrangements.
    1. Mood Indigo
    2. The Other Woman
    3. Love Me or Leave Me
    4. Don't Explain
    5. Little Girl Blue
    6. Chauffeur
    7. For Myself
    8. The Ballad of Hollis Brown
    9. This Year's Kisses
    10. Images
    11. Nearer Blessed Lord
    Nina Simone
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    Here Comes The Sun

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    Remastered Audio


    Here Comes the Sun (1971) is an album by jazz singer-pianist Nina Simone, consisting of cover versions of songs by Pop and Rock musicians. It features songs recorded in the RCA studios with a full orchestra and backing vocals. Although Simone covers songs by Bob Dylan and The Beatles, among others, most of the versions feature arrangements substantially different from the original recordings. This is most clearly in the final song My Way, which with its fast pacing rhythm deviates significantly from the usual interpretations.

    1. Here Comes The Sun
    2. Just Like A Woman
    3. O-o-h Child
    4. Mr. Bojangles
    5. New World Coming
    6. Angel Of The Morning
    7. How Long Must I Wander
    8. My Way
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    High Priestess Of Soul (Awaiting Repress)

    High Priestess of Soul is the last album Simone released under Philips Records. The songs are accompanied by a large band directed by Hal Mooney. The album contains popular songs, such as Don't You Pay Them No Mind and African American gospel and folk related songs written by Simone herself, such as Take Me to the Water and Come Ye. After this album title, Nina Simone was sometimes referred to as the high priestess of soul.
    1. Don't You Pay Them No Mind
    2. I'm Gonna Leave You
    3. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
    4. Keeper Of The Flame
    5. The Gal From Joe's
    6. Take Me To The Water
    7. I'm Going Back Home
    8. I Hold No Grudge
    9. Come Ye
    10. He Ain't Comin' Home No More
    11. Work Song
    12. I Love My Baby
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    Little Girl Blue (Pure Pleasure)

    Little Girl Blue, released in 1957, was Nina Simone's first recording, originally issued on the Bethlehem label. Backed by bassist Jimmy Bond and Albert 'Tootie' Heath, it showcases her ballad voice as one of mystery and sensuality and showcases her up-tempo jazz style with authority and an enigmatic down-home feel that is nonetheless elegant. The album also introduced a fine jazz pianist. Simone was a solid improviser who never strayed far from the blues. Check the opener, her reading of Duke Ellington's Mood Indigo, which finger-pops and swings while keeping the phrasing deep-blue. It is contrasted immediately with one of the -- if not the -- definitive reads of Willard Robison's steamy leave-your-lover ballad Don't Smoke in Bed. The title track, written by Rodgers & Hart, features Good King Wenceslas as a classical prelude to one of the most beautiful pop ballads ever written. It is followed immediately by the funky swing in Love Me or Leave Me with a smoking little piano solo in the bridge where Bach meets Horace Silver and Bobby Timmons.


    It's also interesting to note that while this was her first recording, the record's grooves evidence an artist who arrives fully formed; many of the traits Simone displayed throughout her career as not only a vocalist and pianist but as an arranger are put on first notice here. My Baby Just Cares for Me has a stride shuffle that is extrapolated on in the piano break. Her instrumental and improvising skills are put to good use on Tadd Dameron's Good Bait, which is transformed into something classical from its original bebop intent. You'll Never Walk Alone feels more like some regal gospel song than the Rodgers & Hammerstein show tune it was. Of course, one of Simone's signature tunes was her version of I Loves You, Porgy, which appears here for the first time and was released as a single. Her own Central Park Blues is one of the finest jazz tunes here.



    Musicians:



    • Nina Simone (piano, vocal)

    • Jimmy Bond (bass)

    • Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums)



    Recording: 1957



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Mood Indigo
    2. Don't Smoke In Bed
    3. He Needs Me
    4. Little Girl Blue
    5. Love Me Or Leave Me
    6. My baby Just Cares For Me
    7. Good Bait
    8. Plain Gold Ring
    9. You'll Never Walk Alone
    10. I Loves You Porgy
    11. Central Park Blues
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    Wild Is The Wind (Awaiting Repress)

    Nina Simone's sixth album for Philips Records was Wild Is the Wind, released in 1966. The album was compiled from several recordings that were left over from sessions for previous Philips albums. The song Four Women was released as a single, and gained attention when banned by the New York jazz focused radio station WLIB due to concern over the lyrics. Wild Is The Wind was covered by David Bowie on his 1976 studio recording Station to Station.
    1. I Love Your Lovin' Ways
    2. Four Women
    3. Lilac Wine (From 'Dance Me A Song')
    4. Break Down And Let It All Out
    5. Either Way I Lose
    6. Why Keep On Breaking My Heart
    7. Wild Is The Wind
    8. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
    9. If I Should Lose You
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    Emergency Ward

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    Emergency Ward! (1972) is Nina Simone's statement on the Vietnam War, and by dealing with matters more spiritual than political, this album aptly reflect the events of the day.


    The entire first side consists of a 18-minute medley of George Harrison's My Sweet Lord and a poem by David Nelson called Today Is a Killer, set to music by Simone. This is a very strong, gospel-like performance, sometimes resembling the Capitols' Cool Jerk with a call-and-response vocal arrangement - one of Simone's finest moments. It was performed together with the Bethany Baptist Church Junior Choir of South Jamaica, New York.


    Side two consists of the Lennie BleecherJeremy Wind song Poppies and George Harrison's Isn't It A Pity. Tracks 1 and 4 were recorded november 18, 1971 at Fort Dix, and tracks 2-3 were recorded at the RCA Studio in New York City.

    1. My Sweet Lord
    2. Today Is A Killer
    3. Poppies
    4. Isn't It A Pity
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    The Legendary First Recordings In NYC 1957

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    Includes Bonus CD


    Nina Simones first album is quite simply one of the finest debuts in the history of recorded music. Backed here only by Jimmy Bond on bass and Albert Heath on drums, this stripped down trio format brings Ninas considerable talents (as a classically trained pianist) to the fore. Her soulful versions of songs like Mood Indigo, My Baby Just Cares For Me and I Loves You, Porgy have all become standards in their own right and Nina the declared idol of many.

    Side 1.
    1. Mood Indigo
    2. Dont Smoke In Bed
    3. He Needs Me
    4. Little Girl Blue
    5. Love Me Or Leave Me
    6. My Baby Just Cares For Me
    7. Hes Got The Whole World In His Hands
    8. African Mailman


    Side 2.
    1. Good Bait
    2. Plain Gold Ring
    3. Youll Never Walk Alone
    4. I Loves You Porgy
    5. Central Park Blues
    6. For All We Know

    Nina Simone
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