Nina Simone Sings the Blues

Sings the Blues is an album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone. This was Simone's first album for RCA Records after previously recording for Colpix Records and Philips Records. The album was also reissued in 2006 with bonus tracks, and re-packaged in 1991 by RCA/Novus as a 17-track compilation under the title The Blues.

Nina Simone Sings the Blues
Studio album by
Released1967
StudioRCA Victor, New York City
GenreBlues, soul, jazz, pop, folk
LabelRCA Victor
ProducerDanny Davis
Nina Simone chronology
High Priestess of Soul
(1967)
Nina Simone Sings the Blues
(1967)
Silk & Soul
(1967)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
All About Jazz(Highly favorable)[2]
Pop Matters(Favorable)[3]
Tom HullB[4]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music[5]

Song information edit

Track listing edit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Do I Move You?"Nina Simone2:46
2."Day and Night"Rudy Stevenson2:35
3."In the Dark"Lil Green2:57
4."Real Real"Nina Simone2:21
5."My Man's Gone Now"George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward4:16
6."Backlash Blues"Langston Hughes, Nina Simone2:31
7."I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl"Nina Simone2:32
8."Buck"Andy Stroud1:52
9."Since I Fell for You"Buddy Johnson2:52
10."The House of the Rising Sun"Traditional3:53
11."Blues for Mama"Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln4:00
Bonus tracks on 2006 reissue
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
12."Do I Move You?" (Second version)Nina Simone2:17
13."Whatever I Am"Willie Dixon2:35
Additional tracks on The Blues (1991)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
12."The Pusher" (from It Is Finished)Hoyt Axton4:50
13."Turn Me On" (from Silk & Soul)John D. Loudermilk2:24
14."It's Nobody's Fault But Mine" (from Nina Simone and Piano)Blind Willie Johnson2:59
15."Go to Hell" (from Silk & Soul)Morris Bailey, Jr.2:46
16."I Shall Be Released" (from To Love Somebody)Bob Dylan3:51
17."Gin House Blues" (from 'Nuff Said!)Fletcher Henderson, Henry Troy3:08

Personnel edit

Tracks 1-12

Track 13

Charts edit

Chart (1967) Peak position
US Hot R&B LPs 29[6]
Chart (2006) Peak position
US Jazz Albums 37[7]

References edit

  1. ^ "Nina Simone Sings the Blues - Nina Simone | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Nina Simone: Nina Simone Sings the Blues album review". Allaboutjazz.com. 10 January 2006. Retrieved 30 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Nina Simone: Sings the Blues and others | PopMatters". Archived from the original on 2013-04-24. Retrieved 2011-11-15.
  4. ^ Hull, Tom (n.d.). "Jazz/Pop Vocals (1950s-70s)". Tomhull.com. Retrieved June 18, 2020.
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
  6. ^ "Nina Simone - Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 14, 2021.
  7. ^ "Nina Simone - Chart History (Jazz Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 14, 2021.

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