The Complete RCA Albums Collection

The Complete RCA Albums Collection

by Nina Simone


Nina Simone was a singular artist, and she went where she pleased, leaving behind a recorded legacy that is passionate, political, defiant, and delicate by turns, no matter what strain of folk, blues, jazz, or gospel she was dipping into, and she did it all with dignity, grace, and intelligence. This set collects all nine of her albums for RCA Records (released between 1967 and 1974), and thus includes some of her greatest recordings. Signature songs like "I Loves You, Porgy," "I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl" (in a couple of versions), and "Mississippi Goddam" (a Simone original -- one wishes she had written more than she did) are all here, along with powerful versions of songs by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Willie Dixon, the Beatles, and Randy Newman, among others. Simone didn't just sing a song. She made it hers.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/12/2012
Label: Rca
UPC: 0886979389021
catalogNumber: 793890


Disc 1

  1. Do I Move You?
  2. Day and Night
  3. In the Dark
  4. Real, Real
  5. My Man's Gone Now
  6. Backlash Blues
  7. I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl
  8. Buck
  9. Since I Fell for You
  10. The House of the Rising Sun
  11. Blues for Mama
  12. Do I Move You?
  13. Whatever I Am You Made Me

Disc 2

  1. It Be's That Way Sometime
  2. The Look of Love
  3. Go to Hell
  4. Love o' Love
  5. Cherish
  6. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
  7. Turn Me On
  8. Turning Point
  9. Some Say
  10. Consummation
  11. Why Must Your Love Well Be So Dry
  12. Save Me

Disc 3

  1. In the Morning
  2. Sunday in Savannah
  3. The Backlash Blues
  4. Please Read Me
  5. Gin House Blues
  6. Why? (The King of Love Is Dead)
  7. Peace of Mind
  8. Ain't Got No/I Got Life
  9. I Loves You, Porgy
  10. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
  11. Do What You Gotta Do
  12. Mississippi Goddam
  13. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
  14. Come Ye
  15. Ain't Got No/I Got Life
  16. Peace of Mind

Disc 4

  1. Seems I'm Never Tired of Lovin' You
  2. Nobody's Fault But Mine
  3. I Think It's Going to Rain Today
  4. Everyone's Gone to the Moon
  5. Compensation
  6. Who Am I?
  7. Another Spring
  8. The Human Touch
  9. I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)
  10. The Desperate Ones
  11. Music for Lovers
  12. In Love in Vain
  13. I'll Look Around
  14. The Man with the Horn
  15. I Think It's Going to Rain Today

Disc 5

  1. Suzanne
  2. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)
  3. Revolution, Pt. 1
  4. Revolution, Pt. 2
  5. To Love Somebody
  6. I Shall Be Released
  7. I Can't See Nobody
  8. Just like Tom Thumb's Blues
  9. The Times They Are a-Changin'
  10. Suzanne
  11. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)
  12. Revolution
  13. Save Me
  14. The Glory of Love
  15. Cosi Ti Amo (To Love Somebody)

Disc 6

  1. Introduction
  2. Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair
  3. Ain't Got No (I Got Life)
  4. Westwind
  5. Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
  6. The Assignment Sequence
  7. To Be Young, Gifted and Black
  8. Suzanne
  9. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed
  10. The Other Woman
  11. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)
  12. To Be Young, Gifted and Black

Disc 7

  1. Here Comes the Sun
  2. Just like a Woman
  3. O-o-h Child
  4. Mr. Bojangles
  5. New World Coming
  6. Angel of the Morning
  7. How Long Must I Wander
  8. My Way
  9. Tanywey
  10. My Father
  11. Jelly Roll
  12. Tell It Like It Is
  13. 22nd Century
  14. What Have They Done to My Song, Ma

Disc 8

  1. My Sweet Lord/Today Is a Killer
  2. Poppies
  3. Isn't It a Pity
  4. Let It Be Me

Disc 9

  1. The Pusher
  2. Com' by H'yere Good Lord
  3. Funkier than a Mosquito's Tweeter
  4. Mr. Bojangles
  5. I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl
  6. Dambala
  7. Let It Be Me
  8. Obeah Woman
  9. Nina
  10. Zungo
  11. Thandewye (A Charge to Keep)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nina Simone   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Conductor,Vocals
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
George Coleman   Saxophone
Specs Powell   Percussion,Tambourine,Vibes
Jerome Richardson   Flute,Bass Flute,Baritone Saxophone
Seldon Powell   Alto Flute,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Chuck Rainey   Bass
Ernie Royal   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Mel Davis   Trumpet
Weldon Irvine   Organ,Conductor
Montego Joe   Percussion
Jimmy Wisner   Conductor
Nadi Qamar   Percussion
Norris Turney   Saxophone
Don Alias   Percussion,Drums
Seymour Barab   Cello
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Alfred Brown   Viola
Garnett Brown   Trombone
Bob Bushnell   Bass
Ernie Calabria   Guitar
Buck Clarke   Drums
George Devens   Percussion
Lewis Eley   Violin
Eric Gale   Guitar
Eileen Gilbert   Background Vocals
Milt Grayson   Background Vocals
Paul Griffin   Piano
Louis Haber   Violin
Hilda Harris   Background Vocals
Ernie Hayes   Organ,Piano,Harpsichord
Haywood Henry   Saxophone
Emile Latimer   Guitar,Vocals
Buddy Lucas   Harmonica,Tenor Saxophone
Carl Lynch   Guitar
George Marge   Clarinet,Flute,Bass Clarinet
Kermit Moore   Cello
Jimmy Nottingham   Trumpet
Gene Orloff   Viola
Horace Ott   Conductor
Gene Perla   Bass
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Drums,Timpani
Richie Resnicoff   Guitar
Emedin Rivera   Percussion
David Sackson   Violin
Jumma Santos   Percussion
Schackman   Guitar,Sitar
Stuart Scharf   Guitar
Irving Spice   Violin
Richard Tee   Organ
Barbara Webb   Background Vocals
Harold Wheeler   Conductor
Jack Zayde   Violin
Mel Tax   Flute,Bass Flute,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Julius Brand   Violin
Michael Comins   Violin
Jerry Jemmott   Bass
Rudy Stevenson   Guitar
Essien Nkrumah   Percussion
Joe Shepley   Trumpet
Sammy Lowe   Conductor
Martin Grupp   Marimbas,Timpani
Doris Willingham   Background Vocals
Thomas Smith   Guitar
Vito Tommaso   Conductor
Henry Young   Guitar
Marky Markowitz   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ralph H. Fields   Background Vocals
Noah Hopkins   Background Vocals
Samuel Wayman   Organ,Vocals
Maeretha Stewart   Background Vocals
Marty Markowitz   Trumpet
Wilbur Bascomb   Trumpet
Lisa Stroud   Vocals
Jerome Graff   Background Vocals
Gordon Powell   Percussion,Drums,Vibes
Dominic Gravine   Trumpet,Bass Trumpet
Virdia Crawford   Background Vocals
Gina Rothchild   Background Vocals
Alvin Rogers   Percussion
Heywood Henry   Saxophone
Richard Harris   Trombone
Harold Johnson   Trumpet
David Spinoza   Guitar
Gene Taylor   Bass
Arthur Clarke   Saxophone
Mac Cooper   Viola
Sam Wayman   Organ
Jennies Durham   Background Vocals
Maurice Balkin   Cello
Erin Hayes   Piano
Coro Nora Orlandi   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Leonard Bernstein   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Hoyt Axton   Composer
Billy Hill   Composer
Leonard Cohen   Composer
Sandy Denny   Composer
Richie Havens   Composer
Pete Seeger   Composer,Adaptation
Nina Simone   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Adaptation
Paul Anka   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Aretha Franklin   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
Randy Newman   Composer
Langston Hughes   Composer
Jack Jenney   Composer
Buddy Johnson   Composer
Jacques Brel   Composer
Gilbert Bécaud   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Carolyn Franklin   Composer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Weldon Irvine   Arranger,Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Alan Price   Arranger
Chip Taylor   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Composer
George Davis   Composer
Galt MacDermot   Composer
Jimmy Wisner   Arranger
Barry Gibb   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Abbey Lincoln   Composer
Angelo Badalamenti   Composer
Ed Begley   Engineer
Bennie Benjamin   Composer
David Bryan   Composer
Mickey Crofford   Engineer
Hal David   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Pierre Delanoë   Composer
Randy Evretts   Composer
Fletcher Henderson   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Ray Hall   Engineer
Jan Hendin   Composer
Jerry Jeff Walker   Composer
Jonathan King   Composer
Terry Kirkman   Composer
Bonnie Lake   Composer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Mike Moran   Engineer
David Nelson   Composer
Babatunde Olatunji   Composer
Horace Ott   Arranger
Joe Rene   Producer
Leo Robin   Composer
Melanie Safka   Composer
William Salter   Composer
Richard Seidel   Producer,Liner Notes
Caiphus Semenya   Composer
Nat Shapiro   Producer
Billy Taylor   Composer
Stan Vincent   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Harold Wheeler   Arranger,Producer
Nick Woods   Composer
Gino Paoli   Composer
Rudy Stevenson   Composer
James Rado   Composer
Gerome Ragni   Composer
Sammy Lowe   Arranger
Edward O'Dowd   Art Direction
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Mike Kull   Tape Research
Mike Panico   Archival Assistant
Lee Diamond   Composer
Sol Marcus   Composer
Curtis Ousley   Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson   Composer
Hugh MacKay   Composer
Andy Stroud   Composer
Gilles Thibault   Composer
Henry Troy   Composer
Eric Blau   Composer
Aillene Bullock   Composer
Gloria Caldwell   Composer
John Clifford   Composer
George Cory   Composer
Dick Dallas   Composer
Paul Lawrence Dunbar   Composer
Tom Tierney   Archival Assistant
Traditional   Composer
Lenny Bleecher   Composer
Jeremy Wind   Composer
Charles Reuben   Composer
Martha Holmes   Composer
Lil Green   Composer
Gerard Emile Jouannest   Composer
Danny Davis   Producer
Morris Bailey   Composer
Bart Howard   Composer
Virdia Crawford   Composer
Tony Mckay   Composer
Thomas Dorsey   Composer
Douglas Cross   Composer
Mann Curtis   Composer
Gene Taylor   Composer
Che Williams   Archival Assistant
Sam Wayman   Composer
Tony MacKay   Composer
Thomas Harold Thydanic   Composer
Claude Revaux   Composer
Garry Gibb   Composer
Franco Boldrini   Composer

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