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Nina Simone's Finest Hour

Nina Simone

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Verve's Finest Hour collection of Nina Simone's work compiles 60 minutes of career highlights, including "Wild Is the Wind," "I Put a Spell on You," "Four Women," "I Loves You, Porgy," and "My Baby Just Cares for Me." Though it's by no means a definitive compilation of Simone's music, it does provide a welcome overview of her Verve years.
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1
Love Me Or Leave Me
00:04:07

Walter Donaldson, Composer - Gus Kahn, Author - Nina Simone, Vocals, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Hal Mooney, Producer - Rudy Stevenson, Flute, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Hamilton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lisle Atkinson, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1966 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Wild Is The Wind
00:06:59

Dimitri Tiomkin, ComposerLyricist - Ned Washington, ComposerLyricist - Nina Simone, Vocals, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Hal Mooney, Producer - Rudy Stevenson, Flute, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Hamilton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lisle Atkinson, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1966 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
I Put A Spell On You
00:02:36

Jay Hawkins, ComposerLyricist - Nina Simone, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Hal Mooney, Conductor, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Rudy Stevenson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Hamilton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lisle Atkinson, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1965 UMG Recordings, Inc., Released under license to Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd.

4
Work Song
00:03:06

Nat Adderley, ComposerLyricist - Nina Simone, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Hal Mooney, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Oscar Brown, Jr., ComposerLyricist

℗ 1967 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Don't Explain
00:04:21

Billie Holiday, ComposerLyricist - Nina Simone, Vocals, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Arthur Herzog Jr., ComposerLyricist - Hal Mooney, Producer - Rudy Stevenson, Flute, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Hamilton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lisle Atkinson, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1966 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
The Other Woman (Live In New York, 1964)
00:03:06

Al Shackman, Guitar, Harmonica, AssociatedPerformer - Jessie Mae Robinson, ComposerLyricist - Nina Simone, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Hal Mooney, Producer - Rudy Stevenson, Flute, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Hamilton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lisle Atkinson, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1966 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Mississippi Goddam (Live At Carnegie Hall, New York, 1964)
00:04:56

Nina Simone, Vocals, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Hal Mooney, Producer - Rudy Stevenson, Flute, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Hamilton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lisle Atkinson, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1964 UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Four Women
00:04:26

Nina Simone, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Hal Mooney, Producer - Rudy Stevenson, Flute, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Hamilton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lisle Atkinson, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1966 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Pirate Jenny (Live At Carnegie Hall, New York, 1964)
00:06:41

Kurt Weill, ComposerLyricist - MARC BLITZSTEIN, ComposerLyricist - Bertolt Brecht, ComposerLyricist - Nina Simone, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Hal Mooney, Producer - Rudy Stevenson, Flute, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Hamilton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lisle Atkinson, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1964 UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
I Loves You Porgy (Live At Carnegie Hall, New York, 1964)
00:02:32

George Gershwin, Composer - Ira Gershwin, Author - Dubose Heyward, Author - Nina Simone, Vocals, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Hal Mooney, Producer - Rudy Stevenson, Flute, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Hamilton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lisle Atkinson, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1964 UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
This Year's Kisses
00:03:01

Horace Ott, Conductor - Irving Berlin, ComposerLyricist - Nina Simone, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Hal Mooney, Producer - Rudy Stevenson, Flute, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Hamilton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lisle Atkinson, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1966 UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
Little Girl Blue
00:04:20

Al Shackman, Guitar, Harmonica, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Rodgers, Composer - Lorenz Hart, Author - Nina Simone, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Hal Mooney, Producer - Rudy Stevenson, Flute, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Hamilton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lisle Atkinson, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1995 UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
00:02:46

Gloria Caldwell, ComposerLyricist - Horace Ott, Conductor, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Nina Simone, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Hal Mooney, Producer - BENNIE BENJAMIN, ComposerLyricist - Sol Marcus, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1964 UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
Ne Me Quitte Pas
00:03:38

Jacques Brel, Composer, Author - Nina Simone, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Hal Mooney, Producer, Recording Arranger, Music Director & Conductor, AssociatedPerformer - Rudy Stevenson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Hamilton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lisle Atkinson, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1965 UMG Recordings, Inc.

15
Don't Smoke In Bed (Live At Carnegie Hall, New York, 1964)
00:05:31

Nina Simone, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Hal Mooney, Producer - Rudy Stevenson, Flute, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - William Robison, ComposerLyricist - Bobby Hamilton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lisle Atkinson, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1964 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Verve's Finest Hour collection of Nina Simone's work compiles 60 minutes of career highlights, including "Wild Is the Wind," "I Put a Spell on You," "Four Women," "I Loves You, Porgy," and "My Baby Just Cares for Me." Though it's by no means a definitive compilation of Simone's music, it does provide a welcome overview of her Verve years.
© Heather Phares /TiVo

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