Montag, 17. Dezember 2018

Nina Simone - Pastel Blues (1965)

Pastel Blues is a studio album by Jazz singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933–2003). It was recorded in 1964 and 1965 in New York City and released in 1965 by Philips Records. The name Pastel Blues is somewhat deceiving because the songs on the album incorporate different musical styles besides the blues, such as jazz, soul and folk music.

If this is blues, it's blues in the Billie Holiday sense, not the Muddy Waters one. This is one of Nina Simone's more subdued mid-'60s LPs, putting the emphasis on her piano rather than band arrangements.

It's rather slanted toward torch-blues ballads like "Strange Fruit," "Trouble In Mind," Billie Holiday's own composition "Tell Me More and More and Then Some," and "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out."
Simone's then-husband, Andy Stroud, wrote "Be My Husband," an effective adaptation of a traditional blues chant.

By far the most impressive track is her frantic ten-minute rendition of the traditional "Sinnerman," an explosive tour de force that dwarfs everything else on the album.    

Tracklist:
A1Be My Husband
A2Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
A3End Of The Line
A4Trouble In Mind
A5Tell Me More And More And Then Some
A6Chilly Winds Don't Blow
B1Ain't No Use
B2Strange Fruit
B3Sinnerman

Nina Simone - Pastel Blues (1965)
(256 kbps, cover art included)         

5 Kommentare:

RYP hat gesagt…

Nina haut mich immer wieder um... RESPECT!

zero hat gesagt…

Yes, can´t get enough of her wonderful and inspring music! All the best!

Cri hat gesagt…

Great post!

Daniel Zaid hat gesagt…

Meine erste Nina Simone album, vielen dank! Gruesse aus Mexiko :)

zero hat gesagt…

Hope you enjoy it, best wishes to Mexico!

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