Personnel includes: Nina Simone (vocals, piano); Hal Mooney, Horace Ott (conductor); Rudy Stevenson (flute, guitar); Lisle Atkinson (bass); Bobby Hamilton (drums).
Producers include: Hal Mooney.
Compilation producer: Bryan Koniarz.
Recorded between 1964 and 1966. Includes liner notes by Billy Vera.
Digitally remastered by Jeff Willens (Universal Mastering Studios-East).
This is part of Verve's Finest Hour series.
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