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Nina SimoneEmergency Ward! ... LP
RCA, 1972. Very Good ... $11.99
A great little album cut by Nina Simone during the time she was working with Weldon Irvine – a live album that really has the lady stretching out, and showing off all the cool, complicated grooves she brought to a concert setting! Weldon did the arrangements, and they've got a very righteous feel overall – which really seems to inspire Simone in her interpretations of the tunes, as she improvises a lot and really takes off with the lyrics! The album includes a really haunting version of "My Sweet Lord", the classic "Poppies", and a great poem/song called "Today Is A Killer" that goes on for over 15 minutes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Nina SimoneJazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club (Bethlehem pressing) ... LP
Bethlehem, Early 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
A classic set of early jazz recordings by Nina Simone – one of her first albums ever, but already with an approach that's quite different from other singers of the time! Nina's singing a fair bit of standards here, but she brings a deeply personal approach to the material – inflecting the tunes with gospel-inspired soul, and showing some very slight folksy touches – of the sort that would come in more heavily on later records. Backing is by a small combo, and tracks include "Plain Gold Ring", "Good Bait", "He Needs Me", "Don't Smoke In Bed", and "I Loves You Porgy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has half split seams.)

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Nina SimoneNina Simone At Newport ... LP
Colpix, 1960. Very Good- ... $6.99
A key early moment for Nina – recorded live at Newport in 1960, at a time when the festival was one of the most important showcases for groundbreaking jazz! The set's a hip batch of tunes that includes a few standards like "Trouble In Mind" and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", all done with the righteous Simone flair – plus other lesser-known tracks like "Flo Me La" and "Nina's Blues", opened up in the setting with some nice small combo backing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneNina Sings Duke Ellington (white cover) ... LP
Colpix, 1962. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Nina sings Ellington – but as always, she makes whatever she sings all her own! The album's a bit straighter than later efforts – with large backings by Stu Phillips that also feature vocals by the Malcolm Dodds Singers – but Nina also conceived the whole thing herself, as an effort to bring a new level of spiritualism to Ellington's work. The result is a masterpiece – proof that even in her early years, Nina could completely transform anything she laid her hands on – and unlock a soulful depth that even the original recordings might have missed. Titles include "I Got It Bad", "Solitude", "The Gal From Joe's", "It Don't Mean A Thing", and "I Like The Sunrise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Colpix pressing.)

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✨✧ Meshell NdegeocelloPour Une Ame Souveraine – A Dedication To Nina Simone ... LP
Naive (France), 2012. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Continuing proof that Meshell Ndegeocello is one of the most compelling soul singers of the past few decades – as she steps forth here in a tribute to Nina Simone, all with a rich criss-crossing of styles that's unlike any of her previous work! Meshell's vocals are right on the money – with a slight rasp that really suits Nina's spirit well – and the instrumental backings are mighty fresh, and really different than the straighter jazz you might expect from a staid Simone tribute – more in the mix of folk, rock, blues, and jazz elements that Nina used during some of her hippest sides for Philips Records in the 60s! Yet there's also a sparkle that's definitely Meshell's own, too – and the album also features guests work from Cody Chestnutt, Lizz Wright, Toshi Reagon, and others. Titles include "Suzanne", "House Of The Rising Sun", "Turn Me On", "Feeling Good", "Either Way I Lose", "Four Women", "To Be Young Gifted & Black", "See Line Woman", and "Be My Husband". LP, Vinyl record album
(CD is no longer included.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneBlack Gold ... LP
RCA, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Black Gold indeed – as the album's a real classic from Nina, one of the excellent sets she cut with the Stroud Productions imprint during the early 70s! The style here is even hipper than her late 60s work on Philips – with a mixture of open-ended jazz and soul that's best summed up in the album's extended reading of "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair", and a great version of "To Be Young Gifted & Black", which was written by Weldon Irvine, who's probably playing piano here with Nina. Other titles include the funky "Ain't Got No I Got Life", plus "Westwind", "Who Knows Where The Time Goes", and "The Assignment Sequence" – all very hip numbers! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nina SimoneFinest Of Nina Simone – I Loves You Porgy (aka Jazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club) ... LP
Bethlehem, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set of early jazz recordings by Nina Simone – one of her first albums ever, but already with an approach that's quite different from other singers of the time! Nina's singing a fair bit of standards here, but she brings a deeply personal approach to the material – inflecting the tunes with gospel-inspired soul, and showing some very slight folksy touches – of the sort that would come in more heavily on later records. Backing is by a small combo, and tracks include "Plain Gold Ring", "Good Bait", "He Needs Me", "Don't Smoke In Bed", and "I Loves You Porgy". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneGifted & Black ... LP
Canyon, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Don't confuse this set with Young Gifted & Black – which got much wider circulation – as the session's a cool indie date from the early 70s, recorded in a moody studio mode with arrangements by Monk Higgins! There's a bit of strings in the background, which colors in the tunes with a melancholy feel – a sound that's a bit different than some of the more upbeat, righteous modes of other Simone sessions from the period – almost like Nina's taking a step back to evaluate herself, with somewhat striking results. The sound is somewhat echoey, which furthers the mood of the music – and titles include "Black Is The Color", "Since My Love Is Gone", "Blue Prelude", "Spring Is Here", "Porgy", "Remind Me", "Near To You", and "The Thrill Is Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nina SimoneJazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club ... LP
Bethlehem, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set of early jazz recordings by Nina Simone – one of her first albums ever, but already with an approach that's quite different from other singers of the time! Nina's singing a fair bit of standards here, but she brings a deeply personal approach to the material – inflecting the tunes with gospel-inspired soul, and showing some very slight folksy touches – of the sort that would come in more heavily on later records. Backing is by a small combo, and tracks include "Plain Gold Ring", "Good Bait", "He Needs Me", "Don't Smoke In Bed", and "I Loves You Porgy". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club (Bethlehem pressing) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Nina SimoneNina Simone At Town Hall ... LP
Colpix, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An important early live show for Nina – a move to the classy Town Hall crowd, filled with left-leaning listeners who were the perfect audience to get the unique bag she was working on at the time – heard in very appreciative tones throughout the set! The performance is a great one – mellow, moody, and a bit folksy – with Nina singing and playing piano on tracks that include her classic reading of "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair", plus "The Other Woman", "Under The Lowest", "Summertime", and "Cotton Eyed Joe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneNina Simone In Concert ... LP
Philips, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Nina – recorded live on a variety of familiar numbers, but in that incredible mode that always transforms songs completely, lifting them from their roots and turning them into amazingly fierce proclamations of power and emotion! The tracks are longish, at a level that allows for a bit of improvisation that shows that Nina's spirit was always burning creatively – and the album includes a great version of Nina's classic "Mississippi Goddam", plus "Plain Gold Ring", "I Loves You, Porgy", "Don't Smoke In Bed", and "Go Limp". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a name in marker on both sides.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneNina Simone With Strings ... LP
Colpix, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Only Nina could make us love a "strings" setting so much – moving past the sleepiness that usually graces such vocal albums, and using the backings to give her work an added level of majesty and power that we really really love! The feel is a bit like some of Nina's later Philips recordings – in that the larger arrangements are used to hint at larger moods and concepts that lurk behind familiar and folksy tracks. The approach is most famously heard on the album's incredible reading of "I Loves You Porgy" – but all titles are great, and other tunes include "Pigs Foot & A Bottle Of Beer", "Chain Gang", "The Man With The Horn", and "Falling In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneNina's Choice ... LP
Colpix, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nina selected a very nice batch of standards and hip jazzy tracks for this classic Colpix release from the early 60s – and the set's a great example of her unique skill for blending folksy material with more sophisticated stuff, in an amazingly haunting style that has endured for decades. Titles include "Memphis In June", "Cotton Eye Joe", "Work Song", "Little Liza Jane", "Forbidden Fruit", "Rags & Old Iron", and "You Can Have Him". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing. Cover has a split top seam and a faded name in marker on back.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneI Put A Spell On You ... LP
Philips, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
Captivating work by Nina – working here in that unique crossover style she was using in the mid 60s – a blend of jazz and soul arrangements that were perfect for her intimate folksy style. The album's one of her first few for Philips, and it really has her opening things up a bit – going for a new range of expression that includes influences that wouldn't have been heard on her sets a few years back. And as some great examples, the album includes a classic rendition of "Feeling Good", plus "Take Care of Business", "Gimme Some", Jacques Brel's "Ne MeQuitte Pas" and the title track, "I Put A Spell On You", which is an incredible reworking of the classic by Screaming Jay Hawkins! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with some crackles.)

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✨✧ Nina SimoneLittle Girl Blue (aka Jazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club) ... LP
Bethlehem/Get Back (Italy), 1957. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A classic set of early jazz recordings by Nina Simone – one of her first albums ever, but already with an approach that's quite different from other singers of the time! Nina's singing a fair bit of standards here, but she brings a deeply personal approach to the material – inflecting the tunes with gospel-inspired soul, and showing some very slight folksy touches – of the sort that would come in more heavily on later records, but which is already shining pretty strongly here! Nina accompanies herself on some mighty soulful piano – with bass from Jimmy Bond and drums from Al Heath – on titles that include "Plain Gold Ring", "Good Bait", "He Needs Me", "Don't Smoke In Bed", and "I Loves You Porgy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing.)
 
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Terry CallierNew Folk Sound Of Terry Callier ... LP
Prestige, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Terry Callier's first album – recorded in 1964 when he was a wee teen hanging around Chicago's folk scene! As the title indicates, the album's definitely got a folk-styled sound – but also as the "new" implies, it's got a sound all it's own, fresh and free – and that sound is the genius that is Terry Callier! This is very stripped down material, very dark and brooding – a good chance to hear Terry before he hit the Chess studios and they backed him up with a lot of orchestrations (although we love the orchestrations, too.) The material has a soulful spiritual feel, and is sung with a lot of passion over acoustic guitar. Think of Nina Simone's folksier stuff from the same time, if you need a reference. Tracks include "900 Miles", "Cotton Eyed Joe", "It's About Time", "Promenade In Green", and "I'm A Drifter". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roberta FlackFirst Take ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good+ ... $9.99
What can we say? We've heard this one a million times, it sold over a million copies – but it's still incredible! The record is Roberta's first, and it features her in a mellow trio format, augmented by some occasional larger arrangements by William Fischer. At most points, though, the sound is incredibly spare – with vocals that are much more soulful than any of Roberta's other records, and a sound that hints at Nina Simone, but which has it's own jazzy groove and deep sense of feeling. Includes the classic funky version of "Compared To What", plus "Angelitos Negros", "Our Ages Our Our Hearts", and "Tryin Times". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jose JamesDreamer (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2007. New Copy ... On July 17, 2015
The stunning debut of a really tremendous talent – a singer we'd put right up there with Jon Lucien or Terry Callier for his uniquely soulful approach to music! Like both of those previous stars, Jose James has a voice that's completely his own – a way of approaching a tune that instantly defies genres – but never in those cloying cliched ways that weigh down the Starbucks generation of singer/songwriters! Instead, James has a breathy presence that reminds us of Nina Simone at her best – and like Callier, he's clearly informed by jazz, but not truly a jazz singer – more of an open-minded cat who's able to embrace a broad history of sound, then work it out into his own personal musical vision. Instrumentation here is mostly small combo – piano, keyboards, guitar, trumpet, bass, and drums – used in a simple but shifting array to fit the mood of each new tune. Trust us, this is one you'll file with your classics right away! Titles include "Spirits Up Above", "Blackeyedsusan", "The Dreamer", "Velvet", "Red", "Winterwind", "Desire", "Love", and "Park Bench People". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBaz Fe Jazz Presents Jazz Dance 1 ... LP
Atlantis (UK), 1950s. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Remember the late 80s, before there was even the term "Acid Jazz"? Here's one of the first jazz dance compilations, and a nice one at that, with 10 jumpin' tracks: Lee Morgan "Terrible T", Roland Kirk "Triple Threat", Bill Doggett "Hold It", Nina Simone "Love Me Or Leave Me" and "My Baby Just Cares For Me", Oscar Pettiford "Another One", Art Blakey "Right Down Front" and "Tippin", Little Willie John "Fever" and Eddie Cleanhead Vinson "Kidney Stew". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Weldon IrvineLiberated Brother ... LP
Nodlew, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Landmark early work from the legendary Weldon Irvine – recorded way back when he was first coming to fame with Nina Simone, but done as an obscure indie effort for his tiny Nodlew label! The set's a wicked batch of keyboard-heavy funk – at a level that's similar to some of the best titles on Black Jazz or Strata East at the time, but also filled with an even richer array of colors and musical ideas. Weldon's work on electric piano is worth the price of admission alone – often spare, spacious, and perfectly placed – especially on the funky classics "Homey", "Mr Clean", and "Sister Sanctified" – a tune later cut by Stanley Turrentine, but heard here in Weldon's original version! Other cuts include "Gloria", "Juggah Buggah", "Blues Wel-Don", and "Liberated Brother". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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