Playlist:Very Best Of Nina Simone
Nina Simone's versatile blend of jazz, pop, soul, R&B, and folk made her one of the most versatile popular singers of the 20th century, and her often confrontational, suffer-no-fools approach to her audience also made her one of the most politically honest and genuine, and there's a fierce and defiant dignity to her best work. This 14-track set (there's a 15th CD-ROM track as well) has most of her key and signature sides, including her fine version of George Gershwin's "I Loves You, Porgy," her civil rights anthems "Mississippi Goddam" and "To Be Young, Gifted and Black," and delicately balanced risqu? material like "I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl," and it shows the range of her talent and her impressive ability to make it all perfectly fit with her stance and image. There is at least one obvious omission, though, the jazzy folk "See Line Woman," but other than that, this makes for a pretty good quick introduction to the commercial high points of Simone's career. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi
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HPB condition ratings
- New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
- Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
- Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
- Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
- Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
- Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
- Format: Compact Disc
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- Label: SONY BMG MUSIC
- UPC: 886975764723