Of all the major singers of the late 20th century, Nina Simone was one of the hardest to label. She recorded extensively in the soul, jazz, and pop and was also comfortable with blues, gospel, and Broadway. She has subsequently been labelled as a ‘soul’ singer in terms of emotion, rather than form. Her repertoire included jazz standards, gospel and spirituals, classical music, folk songs of diverse origin, blues, pop, songs from musicals andopera, African chants, as well as her own compositions.
Nina Simone: Piano Songbook Volume 2 includes a variety of her classic songs including I Get Along Without You Very Well and Strange Fruit, authentically transcribed for piano, voice and guitar.