Silk & Soul is the thirteenth studio album by American musician Nina Simone released in October 1967 by RCA Victor. It features the cuts "Go to Hell" and a cover of "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free".

Silk & Soul
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1967
StudioRCA Studio B, New York City
GenreR&B, blues, gospel, pop, vocal
LabelRCA Victor
ProducerDanny Davis
Nina Simone chronology
Sings the Blues
Silk & Soul
'Nuff Said!
Professional ratings
Review scores
Tom HullC[1]

Information about songs on this album edit

Track listing edit

1."It Be's That Way Sometime"Sam Waymon2:58
2."The Look of Love"Burt Bacharach, Hal David2:23
3."Go to Hell"Morris Bailey, Jr.2:49
4."Love o' Love"Andy Stroud5:06
5."Cherish"Terry Kirkman3:22
6."I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free"Billy Taylor3:09
7."Turn Me On"John D. Loudermilk2:26
8."Turning Point"Martha Holmes2:01
9."Some Say"Charles Reuben2:10
10."Consummation"Nina Simone4:10
2006 reissue bonus tracks
11."Why Must Your Love Well Be So Dry"Harold Thomas, Randie Evretts, Virdia Crawford2:20
12."Save Me"Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin, Curtis Ousley3:22

Charts edit

Chart (1967) Peak position
US Billboard 200 158[2]
US Hot R&B LPs 24[3]

Personnel edit

  • Ray Hall – engineer

References edit

  1. ^ Hull, Tom (n.d.). "Jazz/Pop Vocals (1950s-70s)". Retrieved June 18, 2020.
  2. ^ "Nina Simone - Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 14, 2021.
  3. ^ "Nina Simone - Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 14, 2021.