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Simone, Nina / Nina Simone's Finest Hour
Album:Nina Simone's Finest Hour Collection:Jazz
Artist:Simone, Nina Added:11/2016
Label:Verve Music Group 

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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2016-11-25 
Simone, Nina / Nina Simone's Finest Hour
Label: Verve Music Group

Tom McCarter
Reviewed: 2016-11-25

Tom McCarter
Simone, Nina
Nina Simone's Finest Hour
Genre: Jazz
Review: An excellent collection of songs from one of the greatest jazz vocalists
FCCs: none (with the possible exception of Goddam)
If You Like: Billie Holliday, Aretha Franklin, Carmen McCrae, Rachelle Ferrell
Favorite Tracks: (1) love Me or Leave Me (2)Wild Is The Wind (3) I Put a Spell on You
(6) Mississippi Goddam (7) Four Women (11) Little Girl Blue
Track Review: 1/piano starts> uptempo> quick end
2/ piano starts> slow tempo builds in intensity> sudden end 3/ strings start> midtempo> quick fade
4/ horns start> uptempo> quick end 5/ piano starts> slow tempo> fade 6/ piano starts> slow tempo> fade 7/ spoken intro with piano> uptempo> quick fade 8/ piano starts> slow tempo builds in intensity> crescendo end 9/ piano starts> spoken word with accompaniment> varied tempo> crescendo end 10/ piano start> slow tempo> crescendo end
11/ piano starts> midtempo> 12/ 13/ 14/ midtempo> quick fade 15/ piano starts> slow tempo> quick stop

Track Listing
1.Love Me Or Leave Me 8.Pirate Jenny
2.Wild Is The Wind 9.I Love You, Porgy
3.1 Put A Spell On You 10.This Year's Kisses
4.Work Song 11.Little Gitl Blue
5.Don't Explain 12.Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
6.Mississippi Goddam 13.Ne Me Quitte Pas
7.Four Women 14.Don't Smoke In Bed