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Baltimore

LP (Item 42352) CTI, 1978 — Condition: Very Good+
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Nina Simone — Baltimore ... LP 9.99
Nina Simone — Baltimore (Japanese pressing) ... CD 13.99

A real standout 70s set from Nina Simone – a one-off date for CTI Records, done with a sound that's different than her earlier work for RCA, Philips, and Colpix! The groove here is often as soul-based as it is vocal jazz – thanks to arrangements from David Matthews, who brings a similar sound here to his other work with Esther Phillips in the decade – another older singer who'd hit some very hip territory at the time. The groove here is very much like Phillips' best for Kudu – smooth and soulful, but in ways that still retain all the rasp and character of the lead vocals. Titles include a sublime reading of Randy Newman's excellent "Baltimore", plus "The Family", "My Father", "Music For Lovers", "Rich Girl", and "Balm In Gilead". (Label has a tiny name stamp.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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