Nina Simone-Forbidden Fruit -Colored Vinyl-

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Includes 3 bonus tracks

"1960 saw the beginnings of a change in her music, a new confidence and militancy as Nina, like Abbey Lincoln, Betty Carter and other female jazz singers of the time, abandoned the gowned and earringed supperclub image and started to speak out as militant performers. The Oscar Brown songs on Forbidden Fruit keep the anger protected by a layer of pawky humour. With Forbidden Fruit, Simone became one of the defining voices of the 1960s.” PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ

“On Forbidden Fruit Simone is already a breathtaking performer and a formidable pianist. On the songs ‘No Good Man’, ‘I Love to Love’, and ‘Where Can I Go Without You’, she draws an overwhelming panorama of all the nuances of love and passion, offering unforgettable interpretations that have lost none of their emotional strengt” - JAZZ MAGAZINE

PERSONNEL:

NINA SIMONE, vocals & piano

AL SHACKMAN, guitar

CHRIS WHITE, bass

BOBBY HAMILTON, drums New York, 1960-61. (*)

BONUS TRACKS:

NINA SIMONE, vocals & piano;

JIMMY BOND, bass;

ALBERT “TOOTIE” HEATH, drums.

New York, December 1957.

TRACKS:

SIDE A:

01. RAGS AND OLD IRON

02. NO GOOD MAN

03. GIN HOUSE BLUES

04. I’LL LOOK AROUND

05. I LOVE TO LOVE

06. I LOVES YOU PORGY (*)

SIDE B:

01. WORK SONG

02. WHERE CAN I GO WITHOUT YOU

03. JUST SAY I LOVE HIM

04. MEMPHIS IN JUNE

05. FORBIDDEN FRUIT

06. LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME (*)

07. MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME (*)