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Not On Label (2006 NL)

This CD comes as part of the biography "Nina Simone" by David Brun-Lambert (originally published in French as "Nina Simone; une vie" in 2005 by Éditions Flammarion).
This CD is exclusive to the Dutch edition of the biography and contains live performances and private recordings by Nina Simone, collected by herself and Gerrit de Bruin, a Dutch photographer and close friend.

The CD was added because I thought the CD added a lot to the (mostly sad) story of Nina's life and 38 years of that life. I was a close friend and I travelled the world with Nina (the book tells you the story!)
Because I thougt Nina could need money when she was not able to go on stage anymore beeing older I sampled, with the help of Nina, recordings of concerts, private rehearsals and intervieuws on tape.
When Nina got sick in the latter 90s I put everything on CD catalogised it and when Nina visited me for the last time before she died we spent days together listening to everything I had got together.
Nina told me she did not need the collection anymore, she knew she was living her last time and told me to give the whole collection to Andy Stroud and her daughter Lisa Kelly (artistname Simone) after her death.
When all the troubles concerning the heritage were over I handed the collection to Andy and Lisa. Andy made it possible for me to produce the CD that was added to the book.
This CD was connected to the book so only 2000 copies exist and all the songs have never been on the market before and are all from the "Gerrit/Nina collection"
-Gerrit de Bruin, High Priestess Forum
Tracks sorted by number (sort by session or by title)
 1 [6:51] Exactly Like You   Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh

 2 [6:32] You've Got to Learn   Charles Aznavour, M. Stellman Recorded live in Philadelphia, 1966

 3 [9:25] Why? (The King of Love Is Dead)   Gene Taylor Recorded live in Stockholm, 1968

 4 [1:43] I'm Giving It Up   Nina Simone Recorded at home, Mount Vernon, 1966

 5 [2:21] Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me   Duke Ellington, Bob Russell Recorded at home, New York, 1961

 6 [2:15] The Time Is Now   Nina Simone Recorded at home, Mount Vernon, 1966

 7 [2:21] I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)   Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster Recorded at home, New York, 1961

 8 [2:51] Jesus Paid It All   Recorded by Elke van Veenendaal at the home of Gerrit de Bruin, Siebengewald, The Netherlands 2000