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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Simone, Nina  (Vocals)
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  Наименование CD :
   In Concert. I Put A Spell On You



Год издания : 1964

Компания звукозаписи : Philips, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Vocal Jazz, Standards

Время звучания : 1:09:52

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz (Woman Voice)      

2 LP on 1 CD

## 1 - 7 - Nina Simone In Concert (4.5*) Philips (1964)

This is probably the most personal album that Simone issued during her stay on Philips in the mid-'60s. On most of her studio sessions, she worked with orchestration that either enhanced her material tastefully or smothered her, and she tackled an astonishingly wide range of material that, while admirably eclectic, made for uneven listening. Here, the singer and pianist is backed by a spare, jazzy quartet, and some of the songs rank among her most socially conscious declarations of African-American pride: "Old Jim Crow," "Pirate Jenny," "Go Limp," and, especially, "Mississippi Goddam" were some of the most forthright musical reflections of the Civil Rights movement to be found at the time. In a more traditional vein, she also reprises her hit "I Loves You, Porgy" and the jazz ballad "Don't Smoke in Bed." This LP was combined with the 1965 album "I Put a Spell on You" on a CD reissue.

- Richie Unterberger (All Music Guide)

## 8 - 19 - I Put a Spell on You (3*) Mercury (1965)

One of her most pop-oriented albums, but also one of her best and most consistent. Most of the songs feature dramatic, swinging large-band orchestration, with the accent on the brass and strings. Simone didn't write any of the material, turning to popular European songsmiths Charles Aznavour, Jacques Brel, and Anthony Newley, as well as her husband, Andy Stroud, and her guitarist, Rudy Stevenson, for bluesier fare. Really fine tunes and interpretations, on which Simone gives an edge to the potentially fey pop songs, taking a sudden (but not uncharacteristic) break for a straight jazz instrumental with "Blues on Purpose." The title track, a jazzy string ballad version of the Screamin' Jay Hawkins classic, gave the Beatles the inspiration for the phrasing on the bridge of "Michelle." This LP has been combined with the 1964 In Concert album on a CD reissue.

- Richie Unterberger (All Music Guide)

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Nina Simone: "In Concert" and "I Put A Spell On You"

Bach and Billie Holiday: African chants and Christmas carols; Gershwin and Bob Dylan; gospel hymns and showtunes; Chopin and Chuck Berry; country blues and French chansons... Nina Simone has fused an abundance of seemingly incompatible influences and traditions into a distinctive, inimitable style. A world of music finds expression in her haunting molasses-vinegar voice and articulate piano settings.

Born Eunice Waymon on February 21, 1933 in Tyron, North Carolina, Simone, the sixth of eight children, is the daughter of a handyman and a mother who worked as a housekeeper by day and served as an ordained Methodist minister at night. At 7, Eunice played piano and organ, and sang with her sisters in her mother's church choir.

In her teens, Eunice studied classical piano, and gave recitals at the town library. With the financial help of some local supporters, she attended a girls' boarding school and, after graduation, continued her musical education at the Juilliard School of Music. Then the money ran out. She returned to her family who had relocated to Philadelphia, where she supported herself as a piano teacher and accompanist for vocalists. Auditioning for a summer job at an Atlantic City night club, she learned that the club owner was looking for a singer-pianist and decided to take the job, assuming the stage name Nina Simone to conceal her new vocation from here students and family.

Simone's first album, recorded for Bethlehem in 1958, won her stardom. A single released from that recording, "I Loves You Porgy," became a national pop hit in the summer of 1959, selling over a million copies. 30 years later, "My Baby Just Cares for Me," another selection from the same album, was used in a 1987 British television perfume commercial and reached the 5th slot on the English pop charts.

In 1959, Simone signed with Colpix Records, producing a series of studio and "live" performances. Then, in 1964, she began a 3-year association with Philips, a Mercury subsidiary, which yielded 7 albums, 6 of which are currently being reissued on compact disc and cassette. From 1968 through 1974, she recorded a series of albums for RCA, to date her last long-term affiliation with an Americal label.

Embittered by racism and the exploitation of artists, Simone renounced her homeland in 1969, and has subsequently lived in Barbados, Liberia, France and Switzerland. Although she rarely returns to the United States, she continues to perform and record abroad.

Nina Simone in Concert

Nina Simone in Concert (1964), the artists's first Philips album, is equally compelling for its musical and political content. Although Simone revisits two songs from her Bethlehem debut-"I Loves You, Porgy" and the African-inflected "Plain Gold Ring"-and revives the pensive Willard Robison ballad "Don't Smoke in Bed," her concern on the most celebrated tracks is racial injustice. The album's cover announces Simone's severity; the smiling face that adorned her Colpix albums is replaced by a stern scowl. She shrewdly transports the combative Brecht-Weill Blitzstein "Pirate Jenny," sung by Lotte Lenya in The Threepenny Opera, from the backstreets of London to a dockside hotel in the American South. Echoing Duke Ellington's exuberant "Jump for Joy," the rollicking "Old Jim Crow," which Simone co-authored, anticipates and celebrates the end of racial discrimination. "Go Limp" is a parodic folk song about an idealistic young woman's political and sexual liberation during a freedom march. Simone's composition "Mississippi Goddam"-an incongrously buoyant two-beat expression of outrage which the singer-pianist observes is "a showtune but the show hasn't been written for it yet"-ends the concert on a note of sulfuric defiance. ("This whole country is full of lies/You all gonaa die and die like flies.") "Mississippi Goddam" became an anthem for a generation of young black people determined to shake off the yoke of oppression.

I Put a Spell on You

In I Put a Spell on You (1965). Simone explores personal themes- self-discovery and the joys and sorrows of love. There are 3 French songs-2 by Charles Aznavour and one by Jacques Brel, the last sung in French; 3 Broadway showtunes (2 from the Anthony Newley-Leslie Bricusse The Roar of the Greasepaint and one from the short-lived The Secret Life of Walter Mitty; 2 compositions, the lyrical "One September Day" and the instrumental "Blues on Purpose," written by her guitarist Rudy Stevenson; and 2 rhythm and blues numbers by her then-husband Andy Stroud. I. Jurist and E. Merrian's pastoral "July Tree" and a satiny reading of the raucous Screaming Jay Hawkins' r&b hit for which the album is titled complete the program. Arranged by Hal Mooney and Horace Ott for strings, brass and voices, I Put a Spell on You is one of Simone's most adventurous and satisfying recordings.

-Joel E. Siegel (City Paper - Washington, D.C.)


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   1 I Loves You, Porgy     T       0:02:32 G. & I. Gershwin
   2 Plain Gold Ring     T       0:06:20 E. Burroughs
   3 Pirate Jenny     T       0:06:38 K. Weill / B. Brecht / M. Blitzstein
   4 Old Jim Crow     T       0:02:40 N. Simon / J. Alper / R. Vander Groef
   5 Don't Smoke In Bed     T       0:05:27 W. Robinson
   6 Go Limp     T       0:07:01 A. Comfort / N. Simone
   7 Mississippi Goddam     T       0:04:54 N. Simone
   8 I Put A Spell On You     T       0:02:37 S. I. Hawkins. Arr Hal Mooney
   9 Tomorrow Is My Turn         0:02:53 L'amour C'est Comme Un Jour - C. Aznavour / M. Stellman / Y. Stephane / Arr. Hall Mooney
   10 Ne Me Quette Pas     T       0:03:38 J. Brel / Arr. Hal Mooney
   11 Marriage Is For Old Folks     T       0:03:34 L. Carr
   12 July Tree         0:02:44 I. Jurist / E. Merrian / Arr. Hal Mooney
   13 Gimme Some         0:03:02 A. Stroud / Arr. Horace Ott
   14 Feeling Good     T       0:02:57 A. Newley / L. Bricusse / Arr. Hall Mooney
   15 One September Day         0:02:51 R. Stevenson
   16 Blues On Purpose         0:03:18 -"-
   17 Beatiful Land     T       0:01:58 A. Newley / L. Briscue / Arr. Hall Mooney
   18 You've Got To Learn     T       0:02:44 C. Aznavour
   19 Take Care Of Business     T       0:02:04 A.stroud / Arr. Horace Ott

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