Format: Music CD
Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
In the 1980s, Nina Simone's recordings, particularly those cut in the studio, tended to be a bit erratic. Fodder on My Wings, which was recorded in Paris, is certainly all over the place, although mostly rewarding. Simone is joined by a rhythm section and occasionally a pair of unidentified horns (trumpet and tenor), an organ, and background singers. The repertoire includes the quiet ballad "Il Y a un Baume a Gilhead," the rollicking "Liberian Calypso," a unique unaccompanied and mostly out-of-tempo interpretation of "Alone Together Naturally," and a brief satirical "Color Is a Beautiful Thing." There are also singalongs, brief throwaways, and aching ballads. Far from flawless, there are enough strong moments to make this set of interest to Nina Simone fans. ~ Scott Yanow
Contents: I sing just to know that I'm fall alive (2:21) Fodder in her wings (5:32) Vous etes seuls, mais je desire etre avec vous (4:27) Il y a un baume a gilhead (2:19) Liberian calypso (2:57) Alone again naturally (6:24) I was just a stupid dog to them (2:23) Color is a beautiful thing (1:01) Le peuple en Suisse (4:56) Heaven belongs to you (3:36) Thandewye (5:29) Stop (2:17) They took my hand (0:33).
|Call Number||Location||Shelf Location||Status|
|CD JAZZ Sim||Main (Downtown)||First Level, Music CD||In|
|CD JAZZ Sim||Main (Downtown)||First Level, Music CD||Out (Due: 5/4/2021)|