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      • 1. introduction
      • 2. black is the color of my true love's hair (simone)
      • 3. black is the color of my true love's hair (latimer)
      • 4. ain't got no - i got life
      • 5. westwind
      • 6. who know where the time goes
      • 7. the assignment sequence
      • 8. to be young, gifted and black

      Recorded live in 1970 with Simone classics "Young, Gifted and Black", "I Got Life" and a rendition of Sandy Denny's "Who Knows Where The Time Goes" in a minimalist arrangement that ends in an uplifting orchestration true to both the writer of the song and the performer.



      Other Releases by Nina Simone

      Nina SimoneGifted & BlackCanyon (1972)

      w/strings arranged by Monk Higgins

        Nina SimoneIn Concert: Emergency Ward! (1972)RCA Victor

        This unusual record from 1972 is Nina Simone's statement on the Vietnam War. The cover is a collage of news clippings from the conflict, and the song selection and arrangement, though dealing with matters more spiritual than political, reflect the events of the day. The entire first side consists of a powerhouse medley of George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" and a poem by David Nelson called "Today Is a Killer," set to music by Simone. 

        Produced by Weldon Irvine.

          Nina SimoneBroadway - Blues - BalladsPhilips

          1964 Nina Simone album on 180g heavyweight vinyl 

            Nina SimonePastel BluesVerve Records (1965)

            Recorded in 1964 and 1965 during Nina Simone's classic New York days, Nina takes on the blues and wins. Opening with 'Be My Husband' recently revived by Anthony and the Johnsons, showing Nina wrestling with all the complexities that can appear even in the most mundane human relationships. Followed by a rousing version of Bessie Smith's 'Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out'. Another highlight must be 'Strange Fruit' , the well known standard about Klu Klux Klan lynching, and made famous by Billie Holiday, and covered magnificently. 

              Nina SimoneWild Is The WindPhilips

              Sheer class ! Now beautifully reissued on 180 gram vinyl with a heavyweight card sleeve

                Other Releases on RCA

                Willie NelsonCountry SuperstarRCA

                Compiles some of his best tunes

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                  Little MixConfettiRCA

                  RSD 2021 DROP 1. Available online from 6pm Sat June 12

                  £28

                  Pink/orange coloured vinyl with glitter sleeve.

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                      Gato BarbieriEl GatoRCA

                      French pressing

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                        Keni BurkeRisin' To The Top (1982/92)RCA
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                          VangelisAlbedo 0.39 (1976)RCA

                          Radical electronic experimentalist, 1976.

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                            The Jimmy Castor BunchIt's Just BegunRCA

                            Classic funk album with B-Boy breaks a plenty!

                              Weldon IrvineSinbad (1976)RCA

                              'Music Is The Key'. The Glorious soul two-step anthem 'I Love You' featuring Don Blackman. Weldon Irvine's deep funky soulful jazz albums are truly incredible. You need to own them all!

                              • – I Love You
                              Fairground AttractionThe First Of A Million KissesRCA

                              It's got to be...perfect

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                                Jon LucienRashidaRCA

                                Sumptuous tropical-flavoured jazz dance vocal classic ! Includes "Would You Believe In Me", "Rashida" and "Love Everlasting".


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                                  Sad CaféFacades (1979)RCA
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                                    Harry BelafonteBelafonte (1956)RCA

                                    1956 Calypso

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                                      Eartha KittDown To Eartha (1955)RCA

                                      Original UK 10" pressing. Includes old-school Wag Club (remember that?) jazz dancer style 'Mambo de Paree'.

                                      • – Mambo de Paree
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                                      LighthouseSuite Feeling (1969)RCA

                                      Rare funk jazz rock - original USA vinyl copy

                                        • Original LP£20.00
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                                        The Guess WhoRockin' (1972)RCA

                                        1972 release.

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                                          The SweetFunny How Sweet Co-Co Can BeRCA

                                          Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be was The Sweet's debut album, released in November 1971 on RCA Records in the UK.

                                            Mark RonsonLate Night FeelingsRCA

                                            Late Night Feelings is the fifth studio album by British producer Mark Ronson.. long awaited, its time to get your dancing shoes out!

                                              Connie SmithI Love Charley Brown (1968)RCA

                                              Recorded in Nashville, 1968. USA original vinyl in great condition

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                                                Paul HornJazz Suite On The Mass TextsRCA

                                                Composed and conducted by Lalo Schifrin



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                                                  Daryl Hall And John OatesDaryl Hall And John Oates (1975)RCA

                                                  Mid-70s blue-eyed soul par excellence from the Hall and the Oat.


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                                                    Kirk FranklinLooking For YouRCA

                                                    7"

                                                    Massive crossover hit from the American Gospel star Kirk Franklin, marrying Patrice Rushen's classic with R&B and hip hop leanings to create this uplifting, inspiring and infectious feel-good sensation. A true Tony Humphries, Southport and soul collectors favourite finally getting a full single release.

                                                      Faith Hope & CharityLife Goes On (1976)RCA

                                                      Wicked soulful sounds

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                                                        Waylon & JessiLeather And Lace (1981)RCA

                                                        Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, 1981 release.

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                                                          Leontyne PriceLeontyne Price - André Previn (1975)RCA

                                                          Classical singer meets jazz directed by Andre Previn

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                                                            Mel TorméTogether Again - For The First Time (1978)RCA

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                                                              EnchantmentAre You Ready For Love/Settin Out (1980)RCA

                                                              Are u ready for love? Wicked soulful disco!

                                                              • – Are You Ready For Love

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                                                                • – Gris - Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
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