Silk & Soul
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This article is about the album by Nina Simone. For the album by Brother Jack McDuff, see Silk and Soul.
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|Silk & Soul|
|Studio album by Nina Simone|
|Recorded||RCA Victor's studio B|
|Nina Simone chronology|
Information about songs on this album
- In 1968, Simone got a nomination for Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for the song "You'll Go to Hell" from this album. She lost to Aretha Franklin.
- "It Be's That Way Sometime", a song written by Nina's brother Sam Waymon.
- "The Look of Love", a song by Burt Bacharach, originally written for the movie Casino Royale (1967).
- "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free", this song was written by Billy Taylor. It was later recorded by Solomon Burke, Ray Charles and Levon Helm, and can be regarded as a civil rights anthem.
- "Turning Point", which at first seems to be a child's song about making a new friend, later turns into a song questioning the origins of racism. Lyrics written by Martha Holmes.
- "Consummation" is a love song written by Nina Simone.
|1.||"It Be's That Way Sometime"||Sam Waymon||2:58|
|2.||"The Look Of Love"||Burt Bacharach, Hal David||2:23|
|3.||"Go To Hell"||Morris Bailey, Jr.||2:49|
|4.||"Love O' Love"||Andy Stroud||5:06|
|6.||"I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free"||Billy Taylor||3:09|
|7.||"Turn Me On"||John D. Loudermilk||2:26|
|8.||"Turning Point"||Martha Holmes||2:01|
|9.||"Some Say"||Charles Reuben||2:10|
|2006 reissue bonus tracks|
|11.||"Why Must Your Love Well Be So Dry"||Harold Thomas, Randie Evretts, Virdia Crawford||2:20|
|12.||"Save Me"||Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin, Curtis Ousley||3:22|
- Nina Simone - piano, vocals
- Gene Taylor - bass
- Sammy Lowe - arrangements, conductor
- Ray Hall - engineer
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