“Silk And Soul” by Nina Simone - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1967Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

After having switched labels recently, Nina Simone wasn't hanging about - already she was onto her second LP for RCA in 1967. The album, featuring tracks all-new to her catalogue, features Nina Simone (piano, vocals) and Gene Taylor (double bass) with Sammy Lowe conducting and arranging a light strings section. It has two good tracks for me, both on side two. Her fine cover of “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” (Billy Taylor, 1964) did well for the civil rights movement and would often be heard playing at rallies and such like. A class apart from everything else on the LP is “Turning Point”; racism begins at home is the powerful message, as told through a child's eyes. Nina's intelligence shines through, as always.

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A1 [02:56] 5.3.png Nina Simone - It Be’s That Way Sometime (Sam Waymon) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A2 [02:21] 4.7.png Nina Simone - Look Of Love (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) Songwriter
A3 [02:47] 5.5.png Nina Simone - Go To Hell (Morris Bailey Jr.) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [05:04] 5.0.png Nina Simone - Love O’ Love (Andy Stroud) Songwriter
A5 [03:20] 6.0.png Nina Simone - Cherish (Terry Kirkman) Pop
B1 [03:08] 6.5.png Nina Simone - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free (Billy Taylor) Soul
B2 [02:25] 5.4.png Nina Simone - Turn Me On (John Dee Loudermilk) Soul Ballad
B3 [02:00] 8.5.png Nina Simone - Turning Point (Martha Holmes) Songwriter
B4 [02:08] 6.0.png Nina Simone - Some Say (Charles Reuben) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B5 [04:09] 5.1.png Nina Simone - Consummation (Nina Simone) Songwriter

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