Nina Simone

Tomato Collection

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A ragtag double-CD anthology that ranges all over the place: solo jazz piano, show tunes, soul, and live versions of many of her best-known songs, seemingly taken from the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Annoyingly -- and, sadly, typically for the Tomato label -- there is absolutely no information about when and where the tracks were recorded. Despite the drawbacks, in a way this is about the most wide-ranging Simone collection available, and much of the live material is good and quite different from the studio versions, although the fidelity on these is sometimes hissy.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:44 Amazon
2 04:03 Amazon
3 02:22 Amazon
4 03:33 Amazon
5 02:26 Amazon
6 02:08 Amazon
7 04:55 Amazon
8 03:58 Amazon
9 05:13 Amazon
10 03:41 Amazon
11 04:12 Amazon
12 03:06 Amazon
13 06:11 Amazon
14 05:25 Amazon
15 04:38 Amazon
16 04:22 Amazon
17
02:23 Amazon
18 02:21 Amazon
19 02:43 Amazon
20 04:10 Amazon
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