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  • Sings The Blues Sings The Blues Quick View

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    Sings The Blues

    Import

    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
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  • Little Girl Blue (Pure Pleasure) Little Girl Blue (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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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
    Nina Simone
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Wild Is The Wind (Awaiting Repress) Wild Is The Wind (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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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
    Nina Simone
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  • Nina Simone: The Philips Years Nina Simone: The Philips Years Quick View

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    Nina Simone: The Philips Years

    The Phillips Years is a collection of seven albums released by Nina Simone during her tenure on the label.
    Simone's albums covered topics as diverse as romance, politics, Broadway, civil rights and more.


    Albums included in this package are Nina Simone in Concert, Broadway-Blues- Ballads, I Put a Spell on You, Pastel Blues, Let It All
    Out, Wild is The Wind and High Priestess of Soul. All albums on 180 gram vinyl.

    LP 1
    1. I loves You Porgy (live In New York/1964)
    2. Plain Gold Ring (live In New York/1964)
    3. Pirate Jenny (live In New York/1964)
    4. Old Jim Crow (live In New York/1964)
    5. Don't Smoke In Bed (live In New York/1964)
    6. Go Limp (live In New York/1964)
    7. Mississippi Goddam (live In New York/1964)


    LP 2
    1. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
    2. Night Song (album Version)
    3. The Laziest Gal In Town
    4. Something Wonderful
    5. Don't Take All Night
    6. Nobody (album Version)
    7. I am Blessed
    8. Of This I'm Sure
    9. See-Line Woman (album Version)
    10. Our Love (will See Us Through)
    11. How Can I?
    12. The Last Rose Of Summer (album Version)


    LP 3
    1. I put A Spell On You (album Version)
    2. Tomorrow Is My Turn (album Version)
    3. Ne Me Quitte Pas (album Version)
    4. Marriage Is For Old Folks (album Version)
    5. July Tree (album Version)
    6. Gimme Some (album Version)
    7. Feeling Good (album Version)
    8. One September Day (album Version)
    9. Blues On Purpose (album Version)
    10. Beautiful Land (album Version)
    11. You've Got To Learn (album Version)
    12. Take Care Of Business (album Version)


    LP 4
    1. Be My Husband (live In New York/1965)
    2. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out (live In New York/1965)
    3. End Of The Line (live In New York/1965)
    4. Trouble In Mind (live In New York/1965)
    5. Tell Me More And More And Then Some (live In New York/1965)
    6. Chilly Winds Don't Blow (live In New York/1964)
    7. Ain't No Use (live In New York/1965)
    8. Strange Fruit (live In New York/1965)
    9. Sinnerman (live In New York/1965)

    LP 5
    1. Mood Indigo (album Version)
    2. The Other Woman (live In New York/1964)
    3. Love Me Or Leave Me (album Version)
    4. Don't Explain (album Version)
    5. Little Girl Blue (live In New York/1964)
    6. Chauffeur (album Version)
    7. For Myself (album Version)
    8. The Ballad Of Hollis Brown (album Version)
    9. This Year's Kisses (album Version)
    10. Images (live In New York/1964)
    11. Nearer Blessed Lord (album Version)


    LP 6
    1. I love Your Lovin' Ways
    2. Four Women
    3. What More Can I Say?
    4. Lilac Wine
    5. That's All I Ask
    6. Break Down And Let It All Out
    7. Why Keep On Breaking My Heart
    8. Wild Is The Wind
    9. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
    10. If I Should Lose You
    11. Either Way I Lose


    LP 7
    1. Don't You Pay Them No Mind (album Version)
    2. I'm Gonna Leave You (album Version)
    3. Brown Eyed Handsome Man (album Version)
    4. Keeper Of The Flame (album Version)
    5. The Gal From Joe's (album Version)
    6. Take Me To The Water (album Version)
    7. I'm Going Back Home (album Version)
    8. I hold No Grudge (album Version)
    9. Come Ye (album Version)
    10. He Ain't Comin' Home No More (album Version)
    11. Work Song (album Version)
    12. I love My Baby (album Version)

    Nina Simone
    $174.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set -7 LPs 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
  • The Amazing Nina Simone (Colored Vinyl) The Amazing Nina Simone (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    The Amazing Nina Simone (Colored Vinyl)


    Lavender & Pink Colored Vinyl


    Limited To 1000


    This is Simone's 2nd recording released in 1959. She does not play much piano (just cameos on two songs) and is backed by a subtle orchestra arranged by Bob Mersey. Lavender and pink vinyl reissue. Original artwork.

    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
    $23.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Pastel Blues Pastel Blues Quick View

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    Pastel Blues

    Import


    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
  • Emergency Ward Emergency Ward Quick View

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    Emergency Ward

    Import

    Remastered


    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
    Nina Simone
    $34.99
    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
  • 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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  • 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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  • Here Comes The Sun Here Comes The Sun Quick View

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    Here Comes The Sun

    Import

    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
    Nina Simone
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • High Priestess Of Soul (Awaiting Repress) High Priestess Of Soul (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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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
    Nina Simone
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  • Cheers To The Fall (Awaiting Repress) Cheers To The Fall (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Cheers To The Fall (Awaiting Repress)

    With a style from decades before her time and a voice for the ages, Andra Day creates what she calls retro-pop-soul music. It's a blend of jazz, soul, doo-wop, plus a little bit of rock and a little bit of hip-hop as the underbelly, she says. As comfortable as she is with contemporary R&B, it is the emotions and voices of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu that call to Andra the loudest.


    Cheers To The Fall, Andra's debut album, is what she calls a biography told in the form of soul music. The 13 tracks see her exploring relationships with both others and herself, grappling with past mistakes but ultimately finding forgiveness and truth.

    LP 1
    1. Forever Mine
    2. Only Love
    3. Gold
    4. Not Today
    5. Mistakes
    6. Goodbye Goodnight
    7. Rearview


    LP 2
    1. Red Flags
    2. Honey Or Fire
    3. Gin & Juice (Let Go My Hand)
    4. Rise Up
    5. City Burns
    6. Cheers To The Fall

    Andra Day
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  • Here Comes The Sun (Awaiting Repress) Here Comes The Sun (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Here Comes The Sun (Awaiting Repress)

    1971s Here Comes The Sun follows the success of Nina Simone's previous studio album, To Love Somebody, with another batch of pop songs, from the Beatles and Bob Dylan to Jerry Jeff Walker and Paul Anka.


    Fantastic new and adventurous arrangements, along with Ninas unique vocal interpretations, keep this from just being another covers record. A classic soul-jazz release reissued on 180g vinyl with a deluxe tip-on jacket.

    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

    Nina Simone
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  • The Legendary First Recordings In NYC 1957 The Legendary First Recordings In NYC 1957 Quick View

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    The Legendary First Recordings In NYC 1957

    Import


    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
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Nina At The Village Gate (Pure Pleasure) Nina At The Village Gate (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Nina At The Village Gate (Pure Pleasure)

    In the intimate ambiance of The Village Gate, Nina Simone made pure magic with her voice and on the keyboard, one Manhattan evening back in 1961. She sang and played with a trio, which featured her favorite guitarist, Al Shackman. We are so fortunate that the moment was captured and recorded.



    I can't really categorize Nina's sound or her music and call her 'just' a fabulous jazz vocalist. Although, she plays extraordinary jazz with her voice, as in Just In Time. She has been often called a musical anomaly, because there is no one category for her work. She was trained as a classical pianist, and in cuts like Bye Bye Blackbird, the complexity of her piano comes through loud and clear. Her folk songs, like the biting House Of The Rising Sun, and Zungo, an African work song, place her at the top of a long list of folk singers. Ms. Simone's gospel songs, i.e., Children Go Where I Send You, can raise the roof and bring down the house, as she did at the Gate in '61. She is a protest singer, Brown Baby, and an actress, capable of an extraordinary range of emotions.



    Nina has the rare ability to dig into her material and bring unexpected meaning to familiar lyrics. She is eclectic with her taste and her repertoire. But whatever touches Nina, and whatever Nina touches, will reach you and evoke an emotional response. Her music is as fresh today, as it was 42 years ago, singing for that Manhattan audience. They could not have loved her more then, than we do now.




    Musicians:



    • Nina Simone (piano, vocal)

    • Al Schackman (guitar)

    • Chris White (bass)

    • Bob Hamilton (drums)




    Recording: 1961 in New York City

    Production: Cal Lampley



    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. Just In Time
    2. He Was Too Good to Me
    3. House of the Rising Sun
    4. Bye Bye Blackbird
    5. Brown Baby
    6. Zungo
    7. If He Changed My Name
    8. Children Go Where I Send You
    Nina Simone
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Silk & Soul Silk & Soul Quick View

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    Silk & Soul

    Features The 1968 Grammy Nominated You'll Go To Hell!


    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes & Pressed at RTI


    Numbered Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jackets


    Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide


    Originally released in 1967, Silk & Soul was nominated for a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1968 for the song You'll Go To Hell. Aretha Franklin won the award over Simone.


    Besides the Grammy nominated tune, the album includes Simone's version of Bacharach's The Look of Love which was written for the 1967 movie Casino Royale.


    After moving from the blues to soul for her second RCA album, Nina Simone's extroverted, confident delivery proved a natural match with the ranks of soul shouters working the crowds during the late '60s. ... the less familiar tunes, like the highlight It Be's That Way Sometimes (written by Simone's brother Sam Waymon), Go to Hell, and I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free, a trio of songs Nina Simone has no trouble making her own. - John Bush, allmusic.com


    Features:

    - Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    - Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    - Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl

    - Double LP

    - Pressed at RTI

    - Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes!


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. It Be's That Way Sometime
    2. The Look Of Love
    3. Go To Hell
    4. Love O'Love
    5. Cherish
    6. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
    7. Turn Me On
    8. Turning Point
    9. Some Say
    10. Consummation
    Nina Simone
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  • A Single Woman A Single Woman Quick View

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    A Single Woman

    Import

    A Single Woman is an album from 1993 by singer, pianist, and songwriter Nina Simone. It was her last album. In 1993, A Single Woman was placed 3th in the Top Jazz Albums.


    Nina Simone returned with an autobiography and outstanding album highlighting her still impressive singing and interpretative skills in an intriguing context, surrounded by strings and guitars. While she's always been a great protest and political singer, Simone is also a superb romantic stylist. Songs like A Single Woman, Lonesome Cities, If I Should Lose You, and The More I See You are included.


    A Single Woman was never released on vinyl; therefore Music On Vinyl has the distinct pleasure to present this great Nina Simone record on wax. 7 bonus tracks are included.

    1. A Single Woman
    2. Lonesome Cities
    3. If I Should Lose You
    4. The Folks Who Live On The Hill
    5. Love's Been Good To Me
    6. Papa, Can You Hear Me?
    7. Il N'y A Pas D'amour Heureux
    8. Just Say I Love Him
    9. The More I See You
    10. Marry Me


    Bonus Tracks:
    11. The Long And Winding Road
    12. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
    13. Baseball Boogie
    14. No Woman, No Cry
    15. Do I Move You?
    16. The Times They Are A-Changin'
    17. Sign 'o' The Times

    Nina Simone
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  • 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
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • In Concert (Awaiting Repress) In Concert (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    In Concert (Awaiting Repress)

    In Concert was Simone's first album for Philips and was made up of three live recordings in Carnegie Hall, New York City in March and April 1964. This album marks the beginning of Nina Simone, the Civil Rights singer in her recording career. Included on the album are politically laden songs, most notably the self-written Mississippi Goddam, released as a single at the time
    1. I Loves You Porgy
    2. Plain Gold Ring
    3. Pirate Jenny
    4. Old Jim Crow
    5. Don't Smoke in Bed
    6. Go Limp
    7. Mississippi Goddam
    Nina Simone
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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
    Seal
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  • Folksy Nina (Pure Pleasure) Folksy Nina (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Folksy Nina (Pure Pleasure)

    Pianist and singer Nina Simone defied categorization by blending classical, jazz and popular music into an unconventional and highly personal idiom: over four decades, she galvanized audiences with albums and performances replete with deep passion and keen attention to emotion.
    Fiercely honest, Simone was admired for her eccentricity and individualism. She was known for her spirited personality on and off the stage, which included flirting with audience members and voicing her opinions about social topics of the time.



    Like the 1963 LP Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure SCP 455), this was recorded in front of a devoted and enthusiastic live audience at Carnegie Hall on May 12, 1963. It isn't just unworthy leftovers, but a strong set in its own right, concentrating on material that could be seen as traditional or folk in orientation. It's not exactly strictly folk music, in repertoire or arrangement (which includes piano, guitar, bass, and drums, though not every tune has all of the instruments); Twelfth Of Never certainly isn't folk music. However, there was also an uptempo piano blues, Leadbelly's Silver City Bound; covers of the Israeli Erets Zavat Chalav and Vanetihu which served as further proof that Simone's eclecticism knew no bounds; and the stark, moody, spiritually shaded ballads at which she excelled (When I Was a Young Girl, Hush Little Baby). Lass Of The Low Country is as exquisitely sad-yet-beautiful as it gets.



    Musicians:



    • Nina Simone (piano, vocal)

    • Alvin Schackman, Phil Orlando (guitar)

    • Lisle Ackinson (bass)

    • Montego Joe (drums)




    Recording: May 1963 at Carnegie Hall, New York, by Dick Alderson

    Production: Jack Lewis



    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. Silver City Bound
    2. When I Was a Young Girl
    3. Erets Zavat Chalav
    4. Lass of the Low Country
    5. The Young Knight
    6. Twelfth of Never
    7. Vanetihu
    8. You Can Sing a Rainbow
    9. Hush Little Baby
    Nina Simone
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  • 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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