Tracklist

CD 1: 1957-1968
# Title Rating Length
1 Mood Indigo
4:03
2 I Loves You, Porgy
4:11
3 My Baby Just Cares for Me
3:38
4 Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
4 2:40
5 You Can Have Him (live)
5:56
6 Wild Is the Wind (live)
3:34
7 Trouble in Mind (live)
5:35
8 When Malindy Sings / Swing Low Sweet Chariot (live)
5:40
9 See-Line Woman
1 2:37
10 Pirate Jenny (live)
6:40
11 Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
4 2:46
12 I Put a Spell on You
5 2:36
13 Ne me quitte pas
4 3:37
14 Feeling Good
3.5 2:56
15 Four Women
4:26
16 My Man’s Gone Now
4:18
17 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
3:09
18 To Love Somebody
4 2:40
19 Sunday in Savannah (live)
3:18
20 Backlash Blues (live)
3:32
CD 2: 1968-1969
# Title Rating Length
1 Mississippi Goddam (live)
6:56
2 In the Morning
2:44
3 Ain’t Got No, I Got Life
2:58
4 Do What You Gotta Do
4 3:01
5 Seems I’m Never Tired Loving You
3:03
6 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
4:51
7 The Times They Are A-Changin’
5:57
8 Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)
3:42
9 The Other Woman (live)
6:02
10 I Think It’s Going to Rain Today (live)
4:45
11 Save Me (live)
3:33
12 Revolution (live)
6:24
13 To Be Young, Gifted and Black
4 2:51
14 Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair (live)
3:25
15 Westwind (live)
8:48
16 Who Knows Where the Time Goes (live)
4:59
17 Suzanne (live)
5:03
CD 3: 1969-1993
# Title Rating Length
1 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (live)
4:52
2 Just Like a Woman
4:52
3 Here Comes the Sun
5 3:35
4 Tanywey
3:28
5 Funkier Than a Mosquito’s Tweeter (live)
5:18
6 My Sweet Lord / Today Is a Killer (live)
18:20
7 Let It Be Me (live)
5:02
8 Poppies
4:47
9 Mr. Bojangles (live)
4:52
10 I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl (live)
5:48
11 Nina (live)
4:14
12 Zungo (live)
4:20
13 Baltimore
2 4:40
14 A Single Woman
4 3:33
DVD-Video 4: Nina: A Historical Perspective
# Title Rating Length
1 Ain’t Got No, I Got Life
?:??
2 Pirate Jenny
?:??
3 Don’t You Pay Them No Mind
?:??
4 Milestones (instrumental)
?:??
5 Go To Hell
?:??
6 Backlash Blues
?:??
7 Percussion/Drums/Clapping/Dancing
?:??
8 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
?:??
9 Precious Lord
?:??

Credits

CD 1: 1957-1968

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1957-12) (tracks 1–3)
Newport, Rhode Island, United States (1960-06-30) (track 7)
New York, New York, United States (1964-03-21) (track 9)
New York, New York, United States (1964-06) (track 11)
New York, New York, United States (1965-01) (track 13)
New York, New York, United States (1965-01-15) (tracks 12, 14)
drums:
Bobby Hamilton (percussionist) (track 7)
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1957-12) (tracks 1, 3)
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1959-09-15) (track 5)
Don Alias (1967) (track 18)
guitar:
Al Schackman (track 7)
Rudy Stevenson (1965-01) (track 13)
Rudy Stevenson (1965-01-15) (tracks 12, 14)
bass:
Jimmy Bond (track 2)
Chris White (jazz bassist) (track 7)
Jimmy Bond (1957-12) (tracks 1, 3)
Jimmy Bond (1959-09-15) (track 5)
piano:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 2, 7)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (tracks 1, 3)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1959-09-15) (track 5)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1964-03-21) (track 9)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1964-06) (track 11)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1965-01) (track 13)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1965-01-15) (tracks 12, 14)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1967) (track 18)
arranger:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 9)
Hal Mooney (tracks 12–14)
Horace Ott (track 11)
composer:
Walter Donaldson (track 3)
George Gershwin (composer) (track 2)
Jacques Brel (track 13)
Jimmy Cox (track 4)
Richard M. Jones (track 7)
Barney Bigard (1930) (track 1)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1930) (track 1)
Irving Berlin (1949) (track 5)
conductor:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1964-03-21) (track 9)
Horace Ott (1964-06) (track 11)
Hal Mooney (1965-01) (track 13)
Hal Mooney (1965-01-15) (tracks 12, 14)
lead vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 2)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1967) (track 18)
lyricist:
Jacques Brel (track 13)
Jimmy Cox (track 4)
Ira Gershwin (track 2)
DuBose Heyward (track 2)
Richard M. Jones (track 7)
Gus Kahn (track 3)
Irving Mills (1930) (track 1)
Irving Berlin (1949) (track 5)
orchestra:
Horace Ott's Orchestra (1964-06) (track 11)
producer:
Bob Blake (co-producer of Nina Simone's live 1959 album "At Town Hall") (track 5)
Danny Davis (country, band leader, producer) (track 18)
Jack Gold (track 5)
Hal Mooney (tracks 4, 9, 12–14)
vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 2, 7)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (tracks 1, 3)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1959-09-15) (track 5)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1964-03-21) (track 9)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1964-06) (track 11)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1965-01) (track 13)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1965-01-15) (tracks 12, 14)
writer:
George Bass (track 9)
Bennie Benjamin (track 11)
Leslie Bricusse (track 14)
Gloria Caldwell (track 11)
Barry Gibb (track 18)
Robin Gibb (track 18)
Sol Marcus (track 11)
Anthony Newley (track 14)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 9)
recorded at:
Newport Jazz Festival (1960-06-30 – 1960-07-04) (track 7)
phonographic copyright by:
publisher:
BMG Music Publishing (NYC-based headquarters, with national subsidiaries under it) (track 18)
Chris-n-Jen Music (track 11)
Gibb Brothers Music (track 18)
Gus Kahn Music Co. (track 3)
Tobago Music Co. (track 3)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 11)
EMI Mills Music Inc. (1930) (track 1)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (1930) (track 1)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1935) (track 2)
EMI Unart Catalog Inc. (1956) (track 12)
EMI United Partnership Ltd. (1956) (track 12)
recorded at:
The Town Hall (New York City) in New York, New York, United States (1959-09-15) (track 5)
Carnegie Hall in New York, New York, United States (1964-03-21) (track 9)
later releases:
remixes:
sampled by:
"A Oração do Amor" by Iras (track 14)
Bad News by Kanye West (track 9)
DontGetIt by Lil Wayne (track 11)
For You by Serena Ryder (track 12)
How I Feel by Wax Tailor (track 14)
Misunderstood by Common (track 11)
New Day by Jay-Z & Kanye West (track 14)
Sealion by Feist (track 9)
See Lye by Tim Deluxe (track 9)
cover recording of:
Ne me quitte pas (original French version) (1965-01) (track 13)
Feeling Good (1965-01-15) (track 14)
I Put a Spell on You (1965-01-15) (track 12)
To Love Somebody (1967) (track 18)
is based on:
Sea Lion Woman (track 9)
is the basis for:
Ma Tetrikini Heik (track 13)
later translated parody versions:
Das "Sausack"-Lied (track 13)
later translated versions:
Ala vetää vaan (track 13)
Bitte geh nicht fort (Ne me quitte pas) (german translation: Klaus Hoffmann) (track 13)
Bitte geh’ nicht fort (Ne me quitte pas) (german translation: Max Colpet) (track 13)
Don’t Leave (track 13)
Em sento bé (track 14)
Ethän lähde pois (track 13)
Geh nicht fort von mir (german translation: Heinz Riedel) (track 13)
If You Go Away (track 13)
Jos nyt menet pois (track 13)
Kumm hoit mi Porgy (track 2)
Laat me niet alleen (track 13)
Le Millionnaire (track 4)
Ne me quitte pas (Spanish translation) (track 13)
Ne me quitte pas (english translation: Des De Moor) (track 13)
Nie opuszczaj mnie (Ne me quitte pas) (track 13)
No em deixis, no (track 13)
No me dejes no (track 13)
Não me deixes mais (track 13)
悲しき願い (track 11)
行かないで (track 13)
later versions:
Misunderstood (track 11)
live recording of:
You Can Have Him (1959-09-15) (track 5)
Trouble in Mind (1960-06-30) (track 7)
part of:
recording of:
I Loves You, Porgy (1957-12) (track 2)
Mood Indigo (1930 jazz composition and song) (1957-12) (track 1)
My Baby Just Cares for Me (1957-12) (track 3)
See-Line Woman (1964-03-21) (track 9)
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (1964-06) (track 11)
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out (1965-05-19 – 1965-05-20) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
Francia (edit) (track 13)

CD 2: 1968-1969

electric bass guitar:
Gene A Perla (tracks 7–8)
drums:
Don Alias (tracks 7–8)
organ:
Weldon Irvine (tracks 7–8)
guitar:
Al Schackman (tracks 7–8)
piano:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 7–8)
background vocals:
Virdia Crawford (tracks 7–8)
Doris Willingham (tracks 7–8)
composer:
Leonard Cohen (track 17)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 13)
Sandy Denny (track 16)
Pete Seeger (1959) (track 8)
Bob Dylan (1963) (track 7)
lead vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 7–8)
lyricist:
Sandy Denny (track 16)
Weldon Irvine (track 13)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 8)
Bob Dylan (1963) (track 7)
Leonard Cohen (1966) (track 17)
writer:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 4)
Jimmy Webb (track 4)
publisher:
Srawberry Music (track 16)
Warner/Chappell (1963 – 1991) (track 7)
Special Rider Music (1991 –) (track 7)
cover recording of:
later translated versions:
Les temps changent (track 7)
Susan (Danish lyrics) (track 17)
Suzanne (Italian translation of the Leonard Cohen song) (track 17)
Suzanne (Dutch lyrics) (track 17)
Suzanne (Finnish lyrics) (track 17)
Suzanne (french lyrics) (track 17)
The Times, They Are A‐Changin’ (English / Irish) (track 7)
Časy se mění (track 7)
later versions:
Earth Change (track 7)
live cover recording of:
Suzanne (track 17)
recording of:
To Be Young, Gifted and Black (1969-08) (track 13)

CD 3: 1969-1993

electric bass guitar:
Gary King (bass) (track 13)
drums:
Jimmy Madison (track 13)
piano:
Al Schackman (track 13)
composer:
Rod McKuen (track 14)
Randy Newman (tracks 13, 13)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track 3)
Bob Dylan (1966-02 – 1966-03) (track 2)
lead vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 3)
lyricist:
Rod McKuen (track 14)
Randy Newman (tracks 13, 13)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track 3)
Bob Dylan (1966-02 – 1966-03) (track 2)
publisher:
Harrisongs Ltd. (track 3)
M. Witmark & Sons (track 2)
Dwarf Music (1966 –) (track 2)
cover recording of:
Here Comes the Sun (track 3)
Just Like a Woman (track 2)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Comme une femme (track 2)
Da kummt die Sunn (German translation) (track 3)
Elekieltä (Finnish translation) (track 3)
Lá vem o sol (Portuguese translation) (track 3)
live cover recording of:
Baltimore (track 13)
recording of:
A Single Woman (track 14)
Baltimore (track 13)
referred to in medleys:
Beatles Medley (Stars on 45) (track 3)