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Nina Simone: Nina Simone Sings the Blues (RCA Victor RD7S33)

Max Jones, Melody Maker, 23 September 1967

NINA SIMONE'S singing is very much an acquired taste, and I have to confess that it is not my favourite brand. I recognise, though, the unusual and musicianly quality of her approach, and appreciate the choice of unhackneyed songs on the majority of her albums.

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