Nina Simone

At Town Hall/The Amazing Nina Simone

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The two albums enclosed in At Town Hall/The Amazing Nina Simone bookend the remarkable summer of 1959 in the career of Nina Simone, when she recorded a studio session, The Amazing Nina Simone, in May, and in September appeared At Town Hall in a superlative performance that was recorded and soon issued. Just 26, Simone displayed great assurance, especially on the live date, casting off the cloak of the vocal jazz/standards singer and performing with her own trio featuring her lively piano. The studio date features an orchestra, but it too finds her early on in her recording career stamping her voice on standards "Willow Weep for Me" and "Blue Prelude."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:29
2 3:08
3 2:55
4 5:24
5 5:51
6 2:55
7 2:42
8 2:53
9 5:23
10 3:31
11 3:30
12 3:21
13 2:52
14
3:01
15 2:08
16 3:55
17 2:10
18 2:31
19 2:46
20 2:29
21 2:33
22 3:12
23 3:24
24 2:38
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