I Put a Spell on You (album)
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|I Put a Spell on You|
|Studio album by Nina Simone|
|Recorded||New York City January 1965|
|Nina Simone chronology|
Information about songs on this album
- "I Put a Spell on You", a song originally by Screamin' Jay Hawkins. The original version gave the song an ironic theme, but Nina transformed it into a thrilling love song, complete with horns and strings. It had become one of her most well known songs. She used the title for her autobiography I Put A Spell On You (1992). The Beatles drew inspiration from the song for their song "Michelle".
- "Tomorrow Is My Turn", an English translation of a French song by Charles Aznavour.
- "Ne me quitte pas", a rendition of the song by Jacques Brel. It became one of her live repertoire standards.
- "Feeling Good", Nina's version of this Broadway song has been covered by many artists including Muse and Michael Bublé. A sample of the song also featured on Mary J. Blige's song "About You" on the album The Breakthrough (2006). Katie Melua also sang the song on her tour for the album Call off the Search, which is to be found on a double disc live DVD. Juelz Santana (with Lil Wayne) sampled Feeling Good on their mixtape hit Birds Flyin High. Feeling Good is also in the soundtrack of The Saboteur.
- "I Put a Spell on You" (Jalacy Hawkins) – 2:34
- "Tomorrow Is My Turn" (Charles Aznavour/Marcel Stellman/Yves Stéphane) – 2:48
- "Ne me quitte pas" (Jacques Brel) – 3:34
- "Marriage is for Old Folks" (Leon Carr/Earl Shuman) – 3:29
- "July Tree" (Irma Jurist/Eve Merriam) – 2:41
- "Gimme Some" (Andy Stroud) – 2:57
- "Feeling Good" (Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley) – 2:53
- "One September Day" (Rudy Stevenson) – 2:48
- "Blues on Purpose" (instrumental) (Rudy Stevenson) – 3:16
- "Beautiful Land" (Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley) – 1:54
- "You've Got to Learn" (Charles Aznavour/Marcel Stellman) – 2:41
- "Take Care of Business" (Andy Stroud) – 2:03
|Chart 1965||Peak position|