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Pastel Blues

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This is one of Nina Simone's more subdued mid-'60s LPs, putting the emphasis on her piano rather than band arrangements. It's rather slanted toward torch-blues ballads like Strange Fruit, Trouble In Mind, Billie Holiday's own composition Tell Me More and More and Then Some, and Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out. Simone's then-husband, Andy Stroud, wrote Be My Husband, an effective adaptation of a traditional blues chant. By far the most impressive track, and the reason for it being an RT Essential, is her frantic ten-minute rendition of the traditional Sinnerman, an explosive tour de force that dwarfs everything else on the album.


Be My Husband
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
End Of The Line
Trouble In Mind
Tell Me More And More And Then Some
Chilly Winds Don't Blow
Ain't No Use
Strange Fruit
Sinnerman
Format: LP
Label: Philips
Catalogue numbers: PHS 600-187

Companies:
Phonographic Copyright (p)-The Verve Music Group
Copyright (c)-The Verve Music Group
Pressed By-Record Industry

Barcodes & Identifiers:
Barcode-6 00753 60571 4
Barcode-0600753605714
Matrix / Runout-15776 1A 00600753605714
Matrix / Runout-15776 2B 00600753605714
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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