Wild is the Wind - Nina Simone

Wild is the Wind - Nina Simone


The undeniable genius in her element.

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Nina began releasing music in 1958 and her genius was evident from the start. Wild as the Wind didn’t come out until 1966 but, despite the numerous live and studio releases that preceded this LP, this one contains two songs that most people immediately thing of when her name is mentioned. “Four Women” was so powerful that it was banned by one radio station in New York City over concerns of the lyrics. And this version of “Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair” is a re-recording of a version that was unofficially released a few years before this album came out. Nina captured emotion like none other, loved herself at a time when White audiences just wanted her to “shut up and play,” and she never allowed her listeners to get too comfortable. Wild is the Wind is all of that wrapped up in 39+ minutes of Nina Simone artistry.

This LP is part of The Phyllis Collection and is in good (G) condition.


Side A

  1. I Love Your Lovin' Ways

  2. Four Women

  3. What More Can I Say

  4. Lilac Wine (From "Dance Me A Song")

  5. That's All I Ask

  6. Break Down And Let It All Out

Side B

  1. Why Keep Breakin My Heart

  2. Wild Is The Wind

  3. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair

  4. If I Should Lose You

  5. Either Way I Lose