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Nina Simone – Broadway-Blues-Ballads


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Nina Simone – Broadway-Blues-Ballads


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Broadway-Blues-Ballads is an album by singer / pianist / songwriter Nina Simone. It was her second album for Philips. In contrast to her first Philips album, the live In Concert, which was politically laden with civil rights motifs, this studio album is more playful. – Wiki

“As In Concert selections from Porgy And Bess and The Threepenny Opera revealed, Simone had long looked to the Broadway songbook for inspiration. On Broadway-Blues-Ballads she turns her hand to classics such as Rogers & Hammerstein’s ‘Something Wonderful’ (from The King And I), while also recording the Cole Porter standard ‘The Laziest Gal In Town’. Yet Simone was also laying down her own standards, such as ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’, which almost immediately en-tered the Great American Songbook and remains one of Simone’s best-loved songs.” – Universal

“Nina Simone hurts you. She does it with her voice, which is sharpened and ready, versatile as a set of top flight chef’s knives able to slice through the music making a myriad of purposeful and precise incisions, wounds, gashes or lacerations. She does it through words, delivered sometimes like poisoned darts, other times like butterfly kisses from a child on the cheek of an exhausted mother. She does it by staring you down and withering your resolve; looking at you the way death looks at you, and in so doing giving you life.” – Pitchfork

Item description:


Nina Simone


Broadway - Blues – Ballads


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Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo



Release Date:

This reissue: 2016 | Original – 1964


Jazz, Blues


Soul-Jazz, Piano Blues, Female Vocals

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