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is an album by singer/pianist/songwriter Broadway-Blues-Ballads Nina Simone. It was her second album for Philips. In contrast to her first Philips album, the live , which was politically laden with In Concert civil rights motifs, this studio album is more playful. It is not regarded as one of Simone's best efforts, though it contains songs that became standards in her repertoire.
Information about songs on this album [ edit ]
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" was written by Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell and Sol Marcus and is one of Simone's most well known songs. Arranger and conductor Horace Ott co-wrote this song, but credited it under his wife's name Gloria Caldwell. "How Can I?", "I Am Blessed", "Don't Take All Night", "Of This I'm Sure", "Our Love (Will See Us Through)" were also written by
Bennie Benjamin and Sol Marcus. "See Line Woman" became a standard in Simone's live repertoire. It is loosely based on a traditional children's song, "
Sea Lion Woman."
Track listing [ edit ]
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" ( - 2:48 Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus) "Night Song"
( - 3:06 Lee Adams, Charles Strouse) "The Laziest Gal in Town"
( - 2:19 Cole Porter) "
Something Wonderful" ( - 2:46 Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) "Don't Take All Night"
( - 2:54 Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus) "
Nobody" (Alex Rogers, - 4:18 Bert Williams) "I Am Blessed"
( - 2:57 Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus) "Of This I'm Sure"
( - 2:37 Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus) "
See-Line Woman" ([traditional] American folk, George Bass, Nina Simone) - 2:38 "Our Love (Will See Us Through)"
( - 3:01 Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus) "How Can I?"
( - 2:05 Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus) "
The Last Rose of Summer" ( - 3:08 Thomas Moore, Richard Alfred Milliken, Nina Simone)
on some CD releases the single "A Monster" is added as a bonus track.
( - 2:47 Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus)
Personnel [ edit ]
Nina Simone –
piano, vocals on all tracks, and arranger on track 10 Rudy Stevenson –
flute on track 9
Lisle Atkinson – percussion on track 9 Bobby Hamilton –
drums on track 9 Horace Ott –
arranger and conductor on tracks 1,5,7,8,10,11,13
Hal Mooney – arranger and conductor on tracks 2,3,4,6,12 unknown orchestra
References [ edit ]