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Nina Simone - Forever Young, Gifted & Black [Recorded 1967-1969] (2006)

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Nina Simone - Forever Young, Gifted & Black [Recorded 1967-1969] (2006)

Nina Simone - Forever Young, Gifted & Black [Recorded 1967-1969] (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 357 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 151 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: RCA/Legacy (82876 74413 2)

Forever Young, Gifted & Black: Songs of Freedom and Spirit is a textbook case for preparing a compilation by a single artist, thematically. These 11 tracks were recorded between 1967 and 1969, at the split seam in cultural and political history, where the African-American civil rights movement ceded its popularity - among young people - to the more visceral and visual Black Power movement. As an artist, Nina Simone was a presence and participant in both. Her influence continues to be an anchor and an inspiration to songwriters and singers from Alicia Keys (who wrote a short liner essay here) to Tracy Chapman, Robinella, Me'Shell NdegéOcello, and Lauryn Hill, to name a few. The compilation contains a smattering of her many songs that deal with struggle, equality, and perseverance…

VA - From Latin... To Jazz Dance, Volume 1-5 (2003) 5 CD

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VA - From Latin... To Jazz Dance, Volume 1-5 (2003) 5 CD

VA - From Latin… To Jazz Dance, Volume 1-5 (2003) 5 CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.6 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 683 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Latin Jazz, Samba Jazz, Bossa Nova | Time: 04:47:09

This is series of seriously intoxicating Latin and American Bossa-Samba-Jazz sounds! It all began in the '50s when composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, inspired by West Coast Jazz, helped to form a new music that blended together gentle Brazilian Samba rhythms and melodies with cool-toned improvising. These compilations contain the results of Jobim's influential musical experiment, as they feature a myriad of artists serving up a cocktail blend of rare original Brazilian and American Bossa Nova and Jazz from the 60's. Each volume comes complete with a different sexy vixen on each of the covers…and we do mean SEXY! Includes 80 tracks featuring classic performances by Les McCann, Mongo Santamaria, Cal Tjader, The Champs, Lalo Schifrin, Nina Simone, Stan Getz, Art Blakey, Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Mann, Kenny Burrell, Mose Allison, Candido, Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra, Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 and many more.

Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004

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Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004

Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb | Scans included
Label: BMG/RCA | # BVCJ-37368, 82876-60795-2 | Time: 00:32:35
Blues, Soul-Blues, Vocal Jazz

Nina Simone Sings the Blues, issued in 1967, was her RCA label debut, and was a brave departure from the material she had been recording for Phillips. Indeed, her final album for that label, High Priestess of Soul, featured the singer, pianist, and songwriter fronting a virtual orchestra. Here, Simone is backed by a pair of guitarists (Eric Gale and Rudy Stevenson), bassist (Bob Bushnell), drummer (Bernard "Pretty" Purdie), organist (Ernie Hayes), and harmonica player who doubled on saxophone (Buddy Lucas). Simone handled the piano chores. The song selection is key here. Because for all intents and purposes this is perhaps the rawest record Simone ever cut. It opens with the sultry, nocturnal, slow-burning original "Do I Move You," which doesn't beg the question but demands an answer: "Do I move you?/Are you willin'?/Do I groove you?/Is it thrillin'?/Do I soothe you?/Tell the truth now?/Do I move you?/Are you loose now?/The answer better be yeah…It pleases me…." As the guitarists slip and slide around her husky vocal, a harmonica wails in the space between, and Simone's piano is the authority, hard and purposely slow.

Nina Simone - Nina's Back (2024)

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Nina Simone - Nina's Back (2024)

Nina Simone - Nina's Back (2024)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 249 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 82 Mb | 00:35:19
Disco, R'n'B, Vocal Jazz, Female Vocal | Label: Verve Records

Recorded in 1985 after a break from recording and time spent living in Barbados and Liberia, Nina’s Back features a rejuvenated Nina Simone reaching out to a wider musical audience. Featuring a number of memorable Simone compositions, the band includes horns and backup singers for a unique recording in Nina’s catalog.

Nina Simone - The Montreux Years (2021)

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Nina Simone - The Montreux Years (2021)

Nina Simone - The Montreux Years (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 876 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 348 Mb | 02:31:26
R'n'B, Soul, Vocal Jazz | Label: BMG Rights Management

Nina Simone’s story from the late sixties to the nineties can be told through her legendary performances in Montreux. Taking to the Montreux stage for the first time on 16 June 1968 for the festival’s second edition, Simone built a lasting relationship with Montreux Jazz Festival and its Creator and Director Claude Nobs and this unique trust and electricity can be clearly felt on the recordings.

Nina Simone - 'Nuff Said! (Remastered) (1968/2024)

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Nina Simone - 'Nuff Said! (Remastered) (1968/2024)

Nina Simone - 'Nuff Said! (Remastered) (1968/2024)
FLAC (tracks) - 187 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 78 MB
33:51 | Jazz, Soul-Jazz | Label: RCA Victor

'Nuff Said! Is an album by Jazz singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone. In 1969, the album was placed on peak 44 in R&B Albums Chart. The album received an Emmy nomination and featured one of Nina's biggest hits in Europe: "Ain't Got No, I Got Life". On the album are great songs like "In The Morning", "Please Read Me", "Gin House Blouse", and "Take My Hand, Precious Lord". It was recorded (excluding tracks 1, 8, 11) at Westbury Music Fair on April 7, 1968. This was three days after the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King. The whole program that night was dedicated in his memory.

Nina Simone - Nina's Back (1985/2024)

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Nina Simone - Nina's Back (1985/2024)

Nina Simone - Nina's Back (1985/2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 256 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 87 MB
35:15 | Jazz | Label: Verve

Recorded in 1985 after a break from recording and time spent living in Barbados and Liberia, Nina’s Back features a rejuvenated Nina Simone reaching out to a wider musical audience. Featuring a number of memorable original Simone compositions, the band includes horns and backup singers for a recording that’s unique in Nina’s catalog

VA - Too Marvelous: A Collection Of Jazz Classics (2001)

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VA - Too Marvelous: A Collection Of Jazz Classics (2001)

VA - Too Marvelous: A Collection Of Jazz Classics (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 350 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:04
Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Cool, Bop | Label: Hear Music | # 314520769-2

A Collection Of Jazz Classics. 13 Tracks. Billie Holiday, Jimmy Smith, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong, Stan Getz, Gene Ammons, Mose Allison, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Oscar Peterson Trio, Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster.

VA - Next Brel: Tribute to Jacques Brel (2005) US Edition

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VA - Next Brel: Tribute to Jacques Brel (2005) US Edition

VA - Next Brel: Tribute to Jacques Brel (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Tribute, Chanson, Rock, Jazz, Pop | Label: DRG | #DRG-CD-8484 | Time: 00:41:33

The French label Barclay Records, with which singer/songwriter Jacques Brel was associated for most of the 1960s and '70s, released a compilation of recordings of his songs in March 2004 that differs significantly from this U.S. edition. The French version of Next Brel has 15 tracks to the American 12, but that doesn't mean simply that three tracks have been deleted. In fact, there are six tracks on the French album not found on the American one: "If We Only Have Love," by Dionne Warwick; "Amsterdam," by Anne Watts; "If You Go Away," by Emiliana Torrini; "Next," by Gavin Friday & the Man Seezer; "The Desperate Ones," by Nina Simone; and "Seasons in the Sun," by Terry Jacks (a number one hit in the U.S.). But there are also three tracks on the American album not contained on the French one: "Les Flamandes," by French chanteuse Barbara; "Ne Me Quitte Pas," by Nina Simone; and "My Death," by Scott Walker. The deletions and substitutions make for less repetition of songs on the American album.

V.A. - Round Nina: A Tribute to Nina Simone (2014)

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V.A. - Round Nina: A Tribute to Nina Simone (2014)

V.A. - Round Nina: A Tribute to Nina Simone (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 308 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 123 MB | Covers - 125 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Soul | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602547063137)

Eleven years after her passing, Nina Simone still fascinates. Her work will forever be universally celebrated as that of a major figure in American 20th century music. Verve Records pays homage to her with an album in which her emblematic titles have been revisited by the cream of the new generation's Pop and Soul artists.

Nina Simone - Great Women of Song (2023)

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Nina Simone - Great Women of Song (2023)

Nina Simone - Great Women of Song (2023)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:43:06 | 243 Mb
R'n'B, Soul, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve Records

Throughout her career, Nina’s music has inspired audiences of all ages, races, and nationalities. In recent years, social media savvy youth have taken a particular interest in the works of Miss Simone. From the evergreen, feel good track aptly named "Feeling Good" to the mysteriously romantic remake of "I Put A Spell On You" and so many more, Nina’s music is being used in everything from major brand commercials to the everyday user on social networks to convey a feeling and a mood.

Various Artists - Pure... Blues (2010) 4 CD Box Set

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Various Artists - Pure... Blues (2010) 4 CD Box Set

Various Artists - Pure… Blues (2010) 4 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 511 Mb | Scans ~ 28 Mb
Label: Sony Music | # 88697776272 | Time: 03:45:15
Blues, Country-Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz-Blues

This four-disc, 68-track collection paints a broad definition of the blues, with cuts ranging from vintage country blues (Robert Johnson's “Cross Road Blues,” Son House's “Death Letter Blues”) to uptown jazz blues (Nina Simone's “Blues for My Mama,” Billie Holiday's “Billie’s Blues”), Chicago blues (a live version of “Howling Wolf” by Muddy Waters), British blues (Jeff Beck's “JB’s Blues”), and contemporary acoustic blues (“Am I Wrong” by Keb' Mo'), with plenty of stops in between, making for a random but varied playlist that circles the different approaches and musical definitions of the genre.

Nina Simone - In The Nina’s Mood The Best Of (2017)

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Nina Simone - In The Nina’s Mood The Best Of (2017)

Nina Simone - In The Nina’s Mood The Best Of (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 780 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 344 MB
2:30:32 | Jazz, R&B, Soul | Label: Alternativa Representa

Eunice Kathleen Waymon, better known by her stage name as Nina Simone (Tryon, United States, February 21, 1933 Carry-le-Rouet, France, April 21, 2003), American singer, songwriter and pianist of jazz, blues, rhythm and blues and soul. She is known by the nickname "High Priestess of Soul." The influence of Duke Ellington is clear in all of Nina's work, but especially in certain types of compositions brimming with improvisation and spiritual closeness. When she sang, she sometimes made striking transitions between whisper, scream and lament, to try to underline the moods enunciated in her songs. A great fighter for the civil rights of people of African descent, this fight is expressed on many occasions through her songs. Simone left the United States in 1969, after the assassination of Martin Luther King, tired of racial segregation against African Americans.

VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)

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VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)

VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve/Polygram | # 845 466-2 | Time: 01:08:27

From a label with no shortage of first-rate jazz material come this very attractive vocal sampler. Staying true to the Compact Jazz ethos, Best of the Jazz Vocalists favors quality over hits and comes with a budget price tag. The majority of songs are from the label's prime '50s and '60s run, including a cloud-bound "Summertime" by Helen Merrill and one of the all-time great versions of "If You Could See Me Now," compliments of Billy Eckstine. Continuing with this balancing act between the sexes, the collection also includes fine work by Bill Henderson, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Abbey Lincoln, Jon Hendricks, Shirley Horn, and Anita O'Day; latter-day entries include Lincoln's "I've Got Thunder and It Rings" from her 1990 Verve debut and Horn's "I Got Lost in His Arms" from 1988's Close Enough for Love. Nicely wrapped up with Nina Simone's Afro-percussion clarion call "Come Ye," this Verve roundup works as the perfect primer for more adventurous trips through the label's fertile stores of essential jazz.

VA - Lady Power (1999) 2CDs

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VA - Lady Power (1999) 2CDs

VA - Lady Power (1999) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 838 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 355 Mb | Scans included
Pop, Country, R&B, Vocal Jazz, Pop/Rock | Label: Radio Star | # 55011 | 02:32:04

2 CD, 50 greatest hits. Petula Clark, Joan Baez, Brenda Lee, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Linda Ronstadt, Nina Simone, Connie Francis, Carole King, Cher, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Gloria Gaynor, Shirley Bassey, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Barbra Streisand, Sarah Vaughan, Olivia Newton-John, Judy Garland, Billy Holiday, Mahalia Jackson and more, and more…