Pastel Blues

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Pastel Blues
Studio album by Nina Simone
Released 1965
Recorded New York, March 21 April 1 & 6 1964 May 19 & 20 1965
Genre Blues
Jazz
Folk
Length 36:00
Label Philips
Producer Hal Mooney
Nina Simone chronology
I Put a Spell on You
(1965)
Pastel Blues
(1965)
Let It All Out
(1966)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Pastel Blues is a studio album by Jazz singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933–2003). It was recorded in 1964 and 1965 in New York City and released in 1965 by Philips Records. The name Pastel Blues is somewhat deceiving because the songs on the album incorporate different musical styles besides the blues, such as jazz, soul and folk music.

Information about songs on this album[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Be My Husband" (Andy Stroud) – 3:20
  2. "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" (Jimmie Cox) – 2:38
  3. "End of the Line" (John Edmondson/Cynthia Medley) – 2:54
  4. "Trouble in Mind" (Richard Jones) – 2:40
  5. "Tell Me More and More and Then Some" (Billie Holiday) – 3:08
  6. "Chilly Winds Don't Blow" (Hermann Krasnow/William Lovelock) – 4:01
  7. "Ain't No Use" (Rudy Stevenson) – 3:00
  8. "Strange Fruit" (Lewis Allan) – 3:29
  9. "Sinnerman" (traditional) – 10:19

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart 1965 Peak position
Billboard 200 139[2]
Billboard R&B Chart 8[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b "Nina Simone". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-05.