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Nina Simone: where to start in her back catalogue | The Guardian

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Nina Simone: where to start in her back catalogue | The Guardian

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By Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian

Our writers help you explore the work of great musicians. Next up: the deft genius who raged searingly at injustice

The album to start with

Nina Simone in Concert (1964)
Nina Simone is in the unusual position of being a towering genius who never recorded an undeniable, canonical masterpiece. If you choose your 10 favourite songs, there’s a good chance that they’ll be from 10 different albums, which makes one of the many excellent compilations the natural gateway into a vast body of work that encompasses jazz, blues, folk, soul, pop, rock, show tunes, polyrhythms and songs that don’t even have genres.

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Featured Image, Nina Simone. Photograph: David Redfern/Redferns
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