Jan 22, 2012

Nine Simone - Pastel Blues (1965)


1. Be My Husband
2. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
3. End of the Line
4. Trouble in Mind
5. Tell Me More and More and Then Some
6. Chilly Winds Don't Blow
7. Ain't No Use
8. Strange Fruit
9. Sinnerman
10. Mood Indigo (not part of album, but still, a nice track)

The voice! Beginning with the chant Be My Husband which was covered by Jeff Buckley on a live DVD I saw long before I'd heard of Nina Simone and then thought I heard the influence but couldn't tell why exactly years later, moving into a frightening rendition of the already tragic Strange Fruit and then climaxing with one of the greatest songs of all time- Simone's 10 minute Sinnerman.

A+

2 comments:

  1. Glad you guys are back. I've just been a lurker so I don't know how much clout I have but I was hoping you could reupload that Screw album.

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  2. sure man getting on to it now

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