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Pastel Blues


Download links and information about Pastel Blues by Nina Simone. This album was released in 1965 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Rock genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 35:51 minutes.

Artist: Nina Simone
Release date: 1965
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Rock
Tracks: 9
Duration: 35:51
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No. Title Length
1. Be My Husband 3:22
2. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out 2:41
3. End of the Line 2:57
4. Trouble In Mind 2:43
5. Tell Me More and More and Then Some 3:10
6. Chilly Winds Don't Blow 4:05
7. Ain't No Use 3:03
8. Strange Fruit 3:31
9. Sinnerman 10:19



If this is blues, it's blues in the Billie Holiday sense, not the Muddy Waters one. This is one of Nina Simone's more subdued mid-'60s LPs, putting the emphasis on her piano rather than band arrangements. It's rather slanted toward torch-blues ballads like "Strange Fruit," "Trouble In Mind," Billie Holiday's own composition "Tell Me More and More and Then Some," and "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out." Simone's then-husband, Andy Stroud, wrote "Be My Husband," an effective adaptation of a traditional blues chant. By far the most impressive track is her frantic ten-minute rendition of the traditional "Sinnerman," an explosive tour de force that dwarfs everything else on the album. Pastel Blues has been combined with the 1966 LP Let It Out onto a single-disc CD reissue.