Forbidden Fruit (Nina Simone album)

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Forbidden Fruit
Studio album by Nina Simone
Released 1961
Recorded New York City 1961
Genre Vocal Jazz, jazz, blues, folk
Label Colpix
Producer Cal Lampey
Nina Simone chronology
Nina Simone at Newport
Forbidden Fruit
Nina at the Village Gate

Forbidden Fruit is an album by Jazz singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone. It was her second studio album for Colpix.

Information about songs on this album[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rags and Old Iron" (Norman Curtis, Oscar Brown, Jr)
  2. "No Good Man" (Dan Fisher, Irene Higginbotham, Sammy Gallop)
  3. "Gin House Blues" (Harry Burke,)
  4. "I'll Look Around" (Cross, Cory)
  5. "I Love to Love" (Baker, Hayton)
  6. "Work Song"
  7. "Where Can I Go Without You" (Peggy Lee, Victor Young)
  8. "Just Say I Love Him" (Val, Dale, Kalmanoff, Ward, Enzo Fusco, Rodolfo Falvo)
  9. "Memphis in June" (Paul Francis Webster, Hoagy Carmichael)
  10. "Forbidden Fruit" (Oscar Brown, Jr)


  1. ^ All Music Guide to Jazz: The Definitive Guide to Jazz Music Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlewine - 2002 12, 1959 / Colpix ***** One of Nina Simone's finest recordings, this Colpix LP features the unique singer/pianist ... she steps out of the soulful supper club style into more earthier settings, as on "House of the Rising Sun," "Forbidden Fruit," "Gin House Blues..."
  2. ^ Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone Nadine Cohodas - 2012 "Forbidden Fruit (CP 419, COL-CD6207), produced by Cal Lampley, featured three Oscar Brown songs, including the one picked for the title track, “Forbidden Fruit.” The humorous up-tempo take on Adam and Eve was part nursery rhyme, part call and response.