Nina Simone – The Soul Of Nina Simone (DualDisc) (2005)

Most of the performances date from her years at RCA (1965-1974), when Simone brought her personal battles to the stage and connected with a whole era of upheaval. “Black classical music” is how she termed her style, which incorporated folk tunes, jazz and African rhythms, and classical flourishes. She channeled it all into brooding internal monologues, sung in an indigo voice whose craggy edges bristled with black pain and rage. … Continue reading…Nina Simone – The Soul Of Nina Simone (DualDisc) (2005)