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Forbidden Fruit (2LPs x 180 gram)

   Artist: Nina Simone
Label: Pure Pleasure
Orig. Released: 1961
Catalog No.: LPPURE419
Condition: Sealed-Reissue
Format: LP (2.5)

Retail Price: $ 19.98 (2 available)
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2-LP set: "To call Nina Simone a jazz singer is to neglect the depth and range of her artistry. A classical pianist, folk singer, protest singer, and songwriter, her arrangements are harmonically rich, varied, and rhythmically experimental, while her voice can go from lounge singer smooth to raw and exposed in the space of a verse. The tracks on Sides 1 & 2 comprise 1961's masterful 'Forbidden Fruit' album. While no session information exists to confirm this: Schackman, Hamilton and White were likely accompanying Nina when she recorded the eleven songs that comprise Sides 3 & 4. Seven of these are from the small archive of previously unreleased tracks left in the Colpix vaults; and four of which were included on the Nina's final Colpix release, 1963's Nina Simone With Strings."
Track Titles
"Rags and Old Iron" (Norman Curtis, Oscar Brown, Jr)
"No Good Man" (Dan Fisher, Irene Higginbotham, Sammy Gallop)
"Gin House Blues" (Fletcher Henderson, Henry Troy)
"I'll Look Around" (Cross, Cory)
"I Love to Love" (Baker, Hayton)

"Work Song"
"Where Can I Go Without You" (Peggy Lee, Victor Young)
"Just Say I Love Him" (Val, Dale, Kalmanoff, Ward, Enzo Fusco, Rodolfo Falvo)
"Memphis in June" (Paul Francis Webster, Hoagy Carmichael)
"Forbidden Fruit" (Oscar Brown, Jr)

Porgy I Is Your Woman Now
Baubles, Bandles And Beads
Gimme A Pigfoot
Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye
Spring Is Here
Lonesome Valley

Golden Earrings
My Ship
'tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do
Try A Little Tenderness
Od Yesh Homa