Nina Simone - At The Village Gate (LP)
Wax Love presents a reissue of Nina Simone's At The Village Gate, originally issued in 1962. Nina Simone is one of those rare artists whose greatest work might have been her live recordings; a consummate interpreter of others' songs, it was on live recordings that she really stretched out her sound and truly found her most powerful voice. This 1962 live recording was her third live album for Colpix and the loose, swinging trio that backs her perfectly complements her versions of classics like "House of the Rising Sun", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and Olatunji's "Zungo". A perfect live recording from one of the masters.