Nina Simone Emergency Ward LP on 180g 'transparent red' coloured vinyl. Emergency Ward! (1972) is Nina Simone’s statement on the Vietnam War, and by dealing with matters more spiritual than political, this album aptly reflect the events of the day. The entire first side consists of a 18-minute medley of George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” and a poem by David Nelson called “Today Is a Killer,” set to music by Simone. This is a very strong, gospel-like performance, sometimes resembling the Capitols’ “Cool Jerk” with a call-and-response vocal arrangement - one of Simone’s finest moments. It was performed together with the Bethany Baptist Church Junior Choir of South Jamaica, New York. Side two consists of the Lennie Bleecherâ’s Jeremy Wind song “Poppies” and George Harrison’s “Isn’t It A Pity”. Tracks 1 and 3 were recorded november 18, 1971 at Fort Dix, and track 2 is recorded at the RCA Studio in New York City. Emergency Ward! Is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies transparent red vinyl. Music on Vinyl LP
Nina Simone It Is Finished LP is on 180g pink/black/marble coloured vinyl. It Is Finished is a live album from Nina Simone with sitar, Madagascar harp, Spanish guitar and lots of interesting-sounding African percussion instruments. This live album includes the epic heavy-afro version of “Funkier Than A Mosquito’s Tweeter” with a massive percussion breakdown. Simone is at her best when she performs live and the energy of these recording is absolutely phenomenal. The limited 45th anniversary edition is available as 1500 individually numbered copies on pink & black marbled vinyl. Music On Vinyl LP
Nina Simone The Rough Guide To Nina Simone: Birth Of A Legend Hailed as the ‘High Priestess of Soul’, Nina Simone’s unique style seamlessly fused jazz and R&B with her classical piano roots to accompany her profoundly beautiful voice. From classics such as ‘I Loves You Porgy’ and ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’ to dynamic live recordings from her creative heyday, this collection charts her rise to stardom and shows why she remains a hugely inspirational figure to this day. ‘An overwhelming artist, piano player, and singer,’ - Bob Dylan WORLD MUSIC NETWORK LP
Nina Simone Remixes Three incredible reimaginations of Nina Simone classics from Francois K, Tony Humphries and Coldcut each with their own unique touch and trademark styleweaved within. Francois K kicks off with a sublime deep house rework of ‘Here Comes The Sun’. Reminiscent of Larry Heard’s output, Francois nods to Mr Fingers with a bassline that harks back to those early Chicago classics, coupled with deft mbira touches that create an other-worldy feel to the remix. Celestial waves and singing rides mix with a buzzing top line melody that lay the foundations forSimone’s spiritual voice to hang in the air with a perpetual elegance and grace.A timeless slice of house music that earned Francois’ version a spot on one ofInnervisions acclaimed ‘Secret Weapons’ compilations. Next up, Zanzibar royalty Tony Humphries lays out a bumping remix of ‘Turn Me On’ turning the bluesy soul leanings of the original on their head and flipping it into an uplifting summertime groover. Simone’s words take on adifferent tone with this revitalising rework backed by staccato guitars and chopped up vocal melodies that give aplayful yet soulful character to this slab of sunshine. Rounding off the EP in classic Coldcut style, the duo meld ‘Save Me’ into a chopped, screwed and crunched remix.Lo-fi percussive elements and distorted textures blend with glitching samplesand stuttering sequences that turn Simone into a tripped-out goddess. Anatmospheric piece of electronica but with a harden edge purpose made for the dancefloor. South Street 12"