Nina Simone You’ve Got To Learn
Previously unreleased live album recorded at the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival
The Newport Jazz Festival had always brought the best out in Nina Simone. When she took to that famous stage on July 2, 1966, the audience was treated to the full range of her artistry—from the opener, a breathtaking version of “You’ve Got To Learn” to a uniquely swinging take on “Mississippi Goddam”. Unwilling to let her leave the stage, and after sustained applause, her fans were rewarded with the show-stopping encore, “Music For Lovers”. This previously-unknown and unreleased recording makes it clear why hearing Nina Simone in concert was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Liner notes are by Shana L. Redmond, scholar and author.
A1. You’ve Got To Learn (7:03)
A2. I Loves You, Porgy (4:02)
A3. Blues For Mama (4:44)
B1. Be My Husband (4:05)
B2. Mississippi Goddam (6:50)
B3. Music For Lovers (5:29)
Recorded live on Saturday July 2, 1966 at The Newport Jazz Festival.
Nina Simone, Vocal, Piano // Rudy Stevenson, Guitar // Lisle Atkinson, Bass // Bobby Hamilton, Drums