New Nina Simone album released

Feeling good! New Nina Simone album released

Fans of the late Queen of Soul, Nina Simone, will be interested to know that this month, Verve Records has released a new 26-track collection of her music.

Nina Simon artwork
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The album, Feeling Good: Her Greatest Hits and Remixes gathers the most iconic songs recorded throughout Nina Simone’s renowned career and includes seven outstanding remixes by some of the hottest, in-demand DJ’s worldwide.

The set spans the career of the legendary artist and includes seminal songs such as “Strange Fruit,”” I Loves You Porgy,”” I Put A Spell On You,” and Nina Simone’s timeless version of “Feeling Good.”

The original songs gathered here have become a part of the fabric of our history, and the remixes that are included will help introduce her to a new audience of listeners with ease.

The collection showcases top DJ’s/producers that include English DJ/producer Joel Corry (Charlie XCX, Ed Sheeran, David Guetta),  Riton (Mark Ronson, Dua Lipa, Silk City) who recently scored a Top 10 hit in the UK with “Friday;” the Florida duo SOFI TUKKER (Lady Gaga, Rodrigo y Gabriela); drum and bass band Rudimental (Ed Sheeran, Mnek and Rag'n'Bone Man); synthpop band Hot Chip (Amy Winehouse, Florence and the Machine, Sia); Floorplan (led by legendary Detroit producer Robert Hood), and British electronic-soul duo HONNE (Kehlani and George Ezra).

* On Monday 21 February, East Coast Gold has a half hour Nina Simone special from 8:30pm on what would’ve been Simone’s 89th birthday. From “My Baby Just Cares for Me” to “I Loves you, Porgy” to “Feeling Good” – don’t miss this mellow special featuring the late Grammy Award winner – one of the most gifted vocalists of her generation. *

Nina Simone's new album
Universal Music South Africa
Feeling Good: Her Greatest Hits and Remixes Track listing

CD 1
1.    Feeling Good (2:53)
2.    My Baby Just Cares for Me (3:39)
3.    I Put A Spell On You (2:34)
4.    Sinnerman (10:19)
5.    Black is the Colour of My True Love’s Hair (3:24)
6.    See-Line Woman (2:35)
7.    Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (2:44)
8.    Ain’t Got No – I Got Life (2:08)
9.    Lilac Wine (4:13)
10.    Ne Me Quitte Pas (3:36)
11.    Love Me or Leave Me (4:04)
12.    Don’t Explain (4:18)
13.    Mississippi Goddam (4:56)
CD 2
1.    Strange Fruit (3:28)
2.    Wild is the Wind (6:56)
3.    Work Song (3:03)
4.    I Loves You Porgy (2:30)
5.    Mood Indigo (2:26)
6.    Take Care of Business (2:05)
7.    Feeling Good – Joel Correy Remix (4:21)
8.    See-Line Woman – Riton Remix (4:02)
9.    Sinnerman – Sofi Tukker Remix (3:50)
10.    My Baby Just Cares for Me – HONNE Remix (3:50)
11.    Take Care of Business – Rudimental Remix (4:20)
12.    I Put A Spell On You – Floorplan Remix (5:57)
13.    Be My Husband – Hot Chip Remix (9:13)

Founded in 1956 by impresario Norman Granz in order to create a fair and just label home for Ella Fitzgerald, Verve Records has become home to some of the most pioneering acts in music, including Ella, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, The Velvet Underground, Frank Zappa, Dizzy Gillespie, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Oscar Peterson, Sarah Vaughn, and more.

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