Quick Hits: “Buck”, Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967)

 

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Buck – Nina Simone

“Buck” is a strange entry into Nina Simone’s oeuvre, a booming beat floors a cyclical riff that dances around Simone’s trance-like vocal and wraps things up in a hasty 1:50. The whole album is worth tracking down, a gritty affair with simple accompaniment.  That’s Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, session drummer extraordinaire, with the drum credits on this one. Andy Stroud, Nina’s then husband, has the sole writing credit.

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