Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks!
One of Nina Simone's finest recordings, this 1959 LP features the unique singer/pianist performing classic versions of "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair," "The Other Woman" and "Wild Is the Wind." With apt support from bassist Jimmy Bond and drummer Al 'Tootie' Heath, she also sounds fine on a few instrumentals. "Summertime" is performed twice, once as a vocal. From the start of her career, Nina carved out her own unique niche, meshing together her classical piano technique with folk singing, civil rights protest lyrics and jazz. All of those elements are in evidence on this highly recommended set. Includes the original album plus the two bonus tracks "Vaynikehu" and "Sinnerman."