Nina Simone’s ‘Baltimore’

Nina Simone’s ‘Baltimore’ is an album recorded in January 1978 and released the same year by CTI

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Track Listing : 1.Baltimore (Randy Newman) – 04:39 . 2.Everything Must Change (Benard Ighner) – 03:58 . 3.The Family (John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins) – 04:58 . 4.My Father (Judy Collins) – 04:54 . 5.Music For Lovers (Bart Howard) – 03:41 . 6.Rich Girl (Daryl Hall) – 03:11 . 7.That’S All I Want From You (Fritz Rotter) – 02:52 . 8.Forget (Rocky Cole Coluccio, David Matthews) – 02:54 . 9.Balm In Gilead (Traditional) – 02:24 . 10.If You Pray Right (Traditional) – 03:18

Musicians : David Matthews – Piano . Gary King – Bass . Will Lee – Bass . Chuck Israels – Bass (Upright) . Homer Mensch – Bass (Upright) . John Beal – Bass . Al Schackman – Director, Piano, Tambourine . James Madison – Drums . Jimmy Madison – Drums . Andy Newark – Drums . Andy Newmark – Drums . Eric Gale – Guitar . Jerry Friedman – Guitar . Nicky Marrero – Percussion . Jonathan Abramowitz – Cello . Charles Mccracken – Cello . Alan Schulman – Cello . Alan Shulman – Cello . Lamar Alsop – Viola . Alfred Brown – Viola . Emanuel Vardi – Viola . Max Ellen – Violin . Barry Finclair – Violin . Harry Glickman – Violin . Charles Libove – Violin . Harry Lookofsky – Violin . Marvin Morgenstern – Violin . David Nadien – Violin . Herbert Sorkin – Violin . Richard Sortomme – Violin . Joshie Armstead – Vocals (Background) . Babi Floyd – Vocals (Background) . Frank Floyd – Vocals (Background) . Milt Grayson – Vocals (Background) . Deborah Mcduffie – Vocals (Background) . Albertine Robinson – Vocals (Background) . Ray Simpson – Vocals (Background) . Maeretha Stewart – Vocals (Background) . Maretha Stewart – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Creed Taylor . Mark Wilder – Mastering . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer . Joe Cohn – Assistant Engineer . David Palmer – Engineer

Package : David Nathan – Liner Notes . Creed Taylor – Liner Notes . Didier C. Deutsch – Liner Notes . Sibbi Chalawick – Design

Recorded January 1978 At Brussels And Van Gelder Studios.

Released 1978 By Cti.

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Rolling Stone
The blinding anger that infused Simone’s more recent records has attenuated into an eloquent moodiness. Indeed, the bulk of Baltimore‘s material stresses love, reconciliation and the passage of timeand includes the definitive version of Judy Collins’ haunting “My Father.” […]

JazzWax
“The beauty of Nina’s voice is that you believe what she sang and that she was dead serious about it. That’s the kind of person she was.” (Creed Taylor) […]

The Independent
Dylan Jones: ‘Nina Simone didn’t enjoy recording ‘Baltimore’ but it was one of her strongest albums’Melancholy lyrics, a hypnotic piano riff and a plaintive vocal make for one extraordinarily maudlin travelogue, one that could easily be called “Chicago”, or “The Bronx” […]

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