Nina Simone High Priestess of Soul

High Priestess of Soul
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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Verve

Entertainment Reviews:

No Depression - p.113
"No singer before or after has achieved such transcendence in so much coarseness."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $1.291.Don't You Pay Them No Mind
  • Buy for $1.292.I'm Gonna Leave You
  • Buy for $1.293.Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  • Buy for $1.294.Keeper Of The Flame
  • Buy for $1.295.Gal From Joe's
  • Buy for $1.296.Take Me To The Water
  • Buy for $1.297.I'm Going Back Home
  • Buy for $1.298.I Hold No Grudge
  • Buy for $1.299.Come Ye
  • Buy for $1.2910.He Ain't Comin' Home No More
  • Buy for $1.2911.Work Song
  • Buy for $1.2912.I Love My Baby

Product Description:

Personnel: Nina Simone (vocals, piano); Hal Mooney Orchestra.
Perhaps a bit more conscious of contemporary soul trends than her previous Philips albums, this is still very characteristic of her mid-'60s work in its eclectic mix of jazz, pop, soul, and some blues and gospel. Hal Mooney directs some large band arrangements for the material on this LP without submerging Simone's essential strengths. The more serious and introspective material is more memorable than the good-natured pop selections here. The highlights are her energetic vocal rendition of the Oscar Brown/Nat Adderley composition "Work Song" and her spiritual composition "Come Ye," on which Simone's inspirational vocals are backed by nothing other than minimal percussion. ~ Richie Unterberger

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  • UPC: 602498840450
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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