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I Put A Spell On You [Originals]
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Album: I Put A Spell On You [Originals]
# Song Title   Time
1)    I Put A Spell On You Album Version More Info... 2:37
2)    Tomorrow Is My Turn Album Version More Info... 2:51
3)    Ne Me Quitte Pas Album Version More Info... 3:39
4)    Marriage Is For Old Folks Album Version More Info... 3:33
5)    July Tree Album Version More Info... 2:45
6)    Gimme Some Album Version More Info... 3:02
7)    Feeling Good Album Version More Info... 2:58
8)    One September Day Album Version More Info... 2:52
9)    Blues On Purpose Album Version More Info... 3:21
10)    Beautiful Land Album Version More Info... 1:57
11)    You've Got To Learn Album Version More Info... 2:44
12)    Take Care Of Business Album Version More Info... 2:09
 

Album: I Put A Spell On You [Originals]
# Song Title   Time
1)    I Put A Spell On You Album Version More Info... 2:37
2)    Tomorrow Is My Turn Album Version More Info... 2:51
3)    Ne Me Quitte Pas Album Version More Info... 3:39
4)    Marriage Is For Old Folks Album Version More Info... 3:33
5)    July Tree Album Version More Info... 2:45
6)    Gimme Some Album Version More Info... 3:02
7)    Feeling Good Album Version More Info... 2:58
8)    One September Day Album Version More Info... 2:52
9)    Blues On Purpose Album Version More Info... 3:21
10)    Beautiful Land Album Version More Info... 1:57
11)    You've Got To Learn Album Version More Info... 2:44
12)    Take Care Of Business Album Version More Info... 2:09
 
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Tracks

1. I Put A Spell On You

2. Tomorrow Is My Turn

3. Ne Me Quitte Pas

4. Marriage Is For Old Folks

5. July Tree

6. Gimme Some

7. Feeling Good

8. One September Day

9. Blues On Purpose

10. Beautiful Land

11. You've Got To Learn

12. Take Care Of Business

Performer Notes
  • Available with IN CONCERT on 1 CD.
  • Personnel: Nina Simone (vocals, piano); Rudy Stevenson (guitar); Hal Mooney, Horace Ott & His Orchestra.
  • One of her most pop-oriented albums, but also one of her best and most consistent. Most of the songs feature dramatic, swinging large-band orchestration, with the accent on the brass and strings. Simone didn't write any of the material, turning to popular European songsmiths Charles Aznavour, Jacques Brel, and Anthony Newley, as well as her husband, Andy Stroud, and her guitarist, Rudy Stevenson, for bluesier fare. There are really fine tunes and interpretations, on which Simone gives an edge to the potentially fey pop songs, taking a sudden (but not uncharacteristic) break for a straight jazz instrumental with "Blues on Purpose." The title track, a jazzy string ballad version of the Screamin' Jay Hawkins classic, gave the Beatles the inspiration for the phrasing on the bridge of "Michelle." ~ Richie Unterberger
Professional Reviews
No Depression (p.113) - "[O]n the surface, it's her most accessible, even intimate. It includes her glowering interpretation of the Screaming Jay Hawkins title tune..."
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