Nina Simone

The Colpix Recordings (1959-1963)


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• First-ever luxury 8CD box set of expanded editions of the critically-acclaimed and treasured albums that the iconic Nina Simone recorded for Colpix Records from 1959 to 1963 which formed the very foundation for the global reach she achieved as peerless and influential artist over the decades that followed.

• With an astounding 107 tracks covering over seven hours of music, the original albums ‘THE AMAZING NINA SIMONE’ (1959), ‘NINA SIMONE AT TOWN HALL’ (1959), ‘NINA AT
NEWPORT’ (1960), ‘FORBIDDEN FRUIT’ (1961), ‘NINA AT THE VILLAGE GATE’ (1962), ‘NINA SIMONE SINGS ELLINGTON’ (1962), ‘NINA SIMONE AT CARNEGIE HALL’ (1963) and ‘FOLKSY NINA’ (recorded in 1963, released in 1964), augmented by 29 bonus tracks consisting of single edits, non-LP sides and a wealth of other material found in the Colpix tape vaults in the early 2000’s.

• Including the legendary performer’s first readings of classics such as ‘Wild Is The Wind’, ‘I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl’, ‘Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out’ and ‘Sinner Man’ (key cuts that Nina would revisit over later albums after her Colpix tenure ended)

• Plus an astonishing array of diverse material from torch songs ‘You Can Have Him’ and ‘The Other Woman’ to the gospel-flavoured ‘Children Go Where I Send You’, and a later version of Nina’s first US breakthrough 1958 hit ‘I Loves You Porgy’ along with her indelibly distinctive take on folk songs ‘Cotton Eyed Joe’, ‘Little Liza Jane’ and ‘Black Is The Colour Of My True Love’s Hair’.

Tracklist

DISC ONE
THE AMAZING NINA SIMONE (Expanded Edition)
1. Blue Prelude
2. Children Go Where I Send You
3. Tomorrow (We Will Meet Once More)
4. Stompin’ At The Savoy
5. It Might As Well Be Spring
6. You’ve Been Gone Too Long
7. That’s Him Over There
8. Chilly Winds Don’t Blow (2:45)
9. Theme From Middle Of The Night
10. Can’t Get Out Of This Mood
11. Willow Weep For Me
12. Solitaire
Bonus Tracks
13. I Loves You Porgy
14. Falling In Love Again (I Can’t Help It)
15. Spring Is Here
16. That’s All
17. The Man With A Horn

DISC TWO
NINA SIMONE AT TOWN HALL (Expanded Edition)
1. Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair
2. Exactly Like You
3. The Other Woman
4. Under The Lowest
5. You Can Have Him
6. Summertime (Instrumental)
7. Summertime
8. Cotton Eyed Joe
9. Return Home
10. Wild Is The Wind
11. Fine And Mellow
Bonus Tracks
12. Under The Lowest (Single Version)
13. You Can Have Him (Single Version)

DISC THREE
NINA SIMONE AT NEWPORT (Expanded Edition)
1. Trouble In Mind
2. Blues For Porgy
3. Little Liza Jane
4. You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
5. Flo Me La
6. Nina’s Blues
7. In The Evening By The Moonlight Bonus Tracks
8. Since My Love Has Gone (Non-album single)
9. If Only For Tonight (Non- album single)
10. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out (Non- album single)
11. Trouble In Mind ((Single Version)
12. In The Evening By The Moonlight (Single Version)

DISC FOUR
FORBIDDEN FRUIT (Expanded Edition)
1. Rags And Old Iron
2. No Good Man
3. Gin House Blues
4. I’ll Look Around
5. I Love To Love
6 Work Song
7. Where Can I Go Without You
8. Just Say I Love Him
9. Memphis In June
10. Forbidden Fruit Bonus Tracks
11. Gimme A Pigfoot
12. T’ain’t Nobody’s Biz-Ness If I Do
13. Try A Little Tenderness
14. Lonesome Valley
15. Everytime We Say Goodbye
16. My Ship
17. Golden Earrings
18. Od Yesh Homa
19. Baubles Bangles And Beads
20. Porgy I Is Your Woman Now

DISC FIVE
NINA SIMONE AT THE VILLAGE GATE (Expanded Edition)
1. Just In Time
2. He Was Too Good To Me
3. House Of The Rising Sun
4. Bye Bye Blackbird
5. Brown Baby
6. Zungo
7. If He Changed My Name
8. Children Go Where I Send You
Bonus Tracks
9. Eretz Zavat Chalav U’dvash
10. Vaynikehu
11. Sinner Man
12. You’ll Never Walk Alone

DISC SIX
NINA SIMONE SINGS ELLINGTON (Expanded Edition)
1. Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
2. I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)
3. Hey, Buddy Bolden
4. Merry Mending
5. Something To Live For
6. You Better Know It
7. I Like The Sunrise
8. Solitude
9. The Gal From Joe’s
10. Satin Doll
11. It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Bonus Tracks
12. Come On Back Jack (Non-Album Single)
13. I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl (Non- Album Single)
14. Chain Gang (Work Song)

DISC SEVEN
NINA SIMONE AT CARNEGIE HALL (Expanded Edition)
1. Black Swan (From “The Medium”)
2. Theme From Samson And Delilah
3. If You Knew (3:26)
4. Theme From Sayonara
5. The Twelfth Of Never
6. Will I Find My Love Today
7. Medley: The Other Woman/Cotton Eyed Joe (7:20)
Bonus Track
8. Will I Find A Resting Place
9. Little Liza Jane

DISC EIGHT
FOLKSY NINA (Expanded Edition)
1. Silver City Bound
2. When I Was A Young Girl
3. Eretz Zavat Chalav U’dvash
4. Lass Of The Low Country
5. The Young Knight
6. Vaynikehu
7. Mighty Lak A Rose
8. Hush Little Baby
Bonus Tracks
9. Work Song
10. Blackbird (Non-Album Single)