Nina Simone records in New-York City ‘Nina Simone at Town Hall,’ her first live album (1959)

Nina Simone at Town Hall’ is her third release and her first live album recorded live at The Town Hall New York City on September 12, 1959 and released the same year by Colpix.

Track Listing : 1.Black Is The Color Of My True Love’S Hair (Traditional) – 03:33 . 2.Exactly Like You (Jimmy Mchugh, Dorothy Fields) – 03:17 . 3.The Other Woman (Jessie Mae Robinson) – 03:00 . 4.Under The Lowest (Simone) – 05:34 . 5.You Can Have Him (Irving Berlin) 5:55 . 6.Summertime (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) 2:56 . 7.Summertime (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) – 02:46 . 8.Cotton-Eyed Joe (Traditional) – 02:56 . 9.Return Home (Nina Simone) – 05:28 . 10.Wild Is The Wind (Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington) – 03:38 . 11.Fine And Mellow (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.) – 03:27

Musicians : Nina Simone – Vocals

Production : Produced By Jack Gold, Bob Blake

Recorded On September 12, 1959 At The Town Hall New York City.

Released 1959 By Colpix.

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The Bowery Boys: New York City Histor
ON NINA SIMONE’S BIRTHDAY, A LOOK AT HER BREAKOUT TOWN HALL PERFORMANCE FROM SEPTEMBER 1959 The New York Times review was hesitant in its praise, but concluded “both her singing and playing are carried off with such consummate assurance, skillful pacing and attractive good nature that she proved an extremely winning performance.” […]

The reviews for the show, as Simone later wrote, were the best I ever had. I was a sensation. An overnight success, just like in the movies. Simone’s gravitas and strong self-belief made for an enthralling performance. […]

The Guardian
Thunderous chords erupt out of a whispering piano intro to Summertime; Cotton Eye Joe is played as a passionate reverie; and Return Home is a thundering piece of Simone holy-rolling, her voice yelping and snapping over racing chordwork. […]


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