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Nina Simone: Broadway – Blues Ballads

In November 1964, “Philips” label released “Broadway-Blues-Ballads”, the eleventh Nina Simone album. It was recorded in 1964, in New York City, and was produced by Hal Mooney.

Personnel:

  • Nina Simone – vocals, piano, arranger
  • Bobby Hamilton – drums
  • Lisle Atkinson – percussion
  • Rudy Stevenson – flute
  • Horace Ott – arranger, conductor
  • Hal Mooney – arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus
  2. Night Song – Lee Adams, Charles Strouse
  3. The Laziest Gal in Town – Cole Porter
  4. Something Wonderful – Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers
  5. Don’t Take All Night – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  6. Nobody – Alex Rogers, Bert Williams
  7. I Am Blessed – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  8. Of This I’m Sure – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  9. See-Line Woman – traditional, George Bass, Nina Simone
  10. Our Love (Will See Us Through) – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  11. How Can I? – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  12. The Last Rose of Summer – Thomas Moore, Richard Alfred Milliken, Nina Simone

Nina Simone: Silk & Soul

In October 1967, “RCA Victor” label released “Silk & Soul”, the thirteenth Nina Simone studio album. It was recorded in 1967, at “RCA Studio B” in New York City, and was produced by Danny Davis.

Personnel:

  • Nina Simone – vocals, piano
  • Eric Gale – guitar  
  • Rudy Stevenson – guitar
  • Ernie Hayes – piano, harpsichord
  • Gene Taylor – bass
  • Bernard Purdie – drums
  • Sammy Lowe – arrangements, conductor
  • Ray Hall – engineer

Track listing:

  1. It Be’s That Way Sometime – Sam Waymon
  2. The Look of Love – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  3. Go to Hell – Morris Balley Jr.
  4. Love o’ Love – Andy Stroud
  5. Cherish – Terry Kirkman
  6. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free – Billy Taylor
  7. Turn Me On – John D. Loudermilk
  8. Turning Point – Martha Holmes
  9. Some Say – Charles Reuben
  10. Consummation – Nina Simone

In January 1966.

In January 1966, “Blue Note” label released “The Rumproller”, the 17th Lee Morgan album. It was recorded in April 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Lee Morgan – trumpet
  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Mathews – piano
  • Victor Sproles – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Lee Morgan except where noted

  1. The Rumproller – Andrew Hill
  2. Desert Moonlight
  3. Eclipso
  4. Edda – Wayne Shorter
  5. The Lady – Rudy Stevenson