Nina Simone Fodder on My Wings

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CD Details

  • Released: March 15, 2005
  • Label: Sunny Side

Entertainment Reviews:

JazzTimes - p.108
"At the core of the album is a rare, powerful example of Simone with all masks stripped away: Her personal pain explodes to the surface..."

Tracks:

  • 1.I Sing Just to Know That I'm Alive
  • 2.Fodder in Her Wings
  • 3.Vous Etes Seuls, Mais Je Desire Etre Avec Vous
  • 4.Il y a un Baume a Gilhead
  • 5.Liberian Calypso
  • 6.Alone Again Naturally
  • 7.I Was Just a Stupid Dog to Them
  • 8.Color Is a Beautiful Thing
  • 9.Le Peuple en Suisse
  • 10.Heaven Belongs to You
  • 11.Thandewye
  • 12.Stop
  • 13.They Took My Hand

Product Description:

Personnel: Nina Simone (vocals, piano, shaker, tambourine); Nina Simone (harpsichord); Sylvain Marc (vocals, electric bass, bass guitar); Sydney Thiam (congas, wood block, bells); Paco Sery (timpani, percussion).
Audio Remixer: Claude Ermelin.
Recording information: Paris, Studio Davout (01/1982).
Arranger: Nina Simone.
In the 1980s, Nina Simone's recordings, particularly those cut in the studio, tended to be a bit erratic. Fodder on My Wings, which was recorded in Paris, is certainly all over the place, although mostly rewarding. Simone is joined by a rhythm section and occasionally a pair of unidentified horns (trumpet and tenor), an organ, and background singers. The repertoire includes the quiet ballad "Il Y a un Baume a Gilhead," the rollicking "Liberian Calypso," a unique unaccompanied and mostly out-of-tempo interpretation of "Alone Together Naturally," and a brief satirical "Color Is a Beautiful Thing." There are also singalongs, brief throwaways, and aching ballads. Far from flawless, there are enough strong moments to make this set of interest to Nina Simone fans. ~ Scott Yanow

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 016728114424
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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