Tony Scherman
November 29, 1996 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Colpix Years

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Nina Simone
genre
Jazz

We gave it an A

On The Colpix Years, hear high priestess of soul-jazz Nina Simone in her early prime, circa 1959-64. With a voice that sounded like a muscle trying to break through its skin, the former Eunice Waymon was (and is) an elemental, uncategorizable musical force. Her Colpix work ranged all over the stylistic map, from Ellington to Tin Pan Alley to gospel. And she only hits her stride here: If and when RCA puts out a late-’60s box, the world will be a better place. A

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