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1969 November 3: Roma (IT) Teatro Sistina
When Nina knows that Anna Magnani (one of the greatest Italian actresses in the movie history) were among the public audience, she sings an outstanding version of "Wild Is the Wind", from the 1957 movie of the same title which starred Anna Magnani.

Il teatro era semideserto. Anna Magnani era presente e guardava con ansia tutti quei posti vuoti, si voltava ripetutamente verso l'ingresso, sperando che all'ultimo momento una folla di gente sarebbe entrata. Nina Simone, regale, entrò in palcoscenico. Guardò il teatro vuoto. Senza fare alcuno sforzo per nascondere la sua ira, apostrofò l'imbarazzato pubblico: "Ringrazio i pochi di voi che sono venuti qui stasera. Ignoravo che Roma trattasse così gli artisti. Voglio che sappiate che, se mai tornassi a Roma, lo farei solo dopo che ogni singolo posto sia stato venduto". Gli spettatori non sapevano assolutamente come comportarsi. Ma la Magnani lo sapeva. Si alzò in piedi di scatto. "Hai ragione, Nina" gridò. "Vergogna, vergogna, vergogna!" esclamò, scuotendo il pugno. Poi, agli spettatori: "Facciamo un applauso a questa grande artista, come se in ognuno di noi ci fossero dieci persone!".
-Hollywood sul Tevere di Hank Kaufman e Gene Lerner (1982) Sperling e Kupfer

Cantai al Sistina, in sala c'era anche la Magnani. Quell'anno (il 1969) mi fecero anche incidere una canzone in italiano, Così ti amo. Imparai le parole in poche ore e a tarda sera avevamo completato la registrazione.
-Nina Simone, interview Repubblica 28 Aprile 2002

The concert was broadcast on Monday December 8, 1969 on the second radio channel of RAI, from 21 to 21:55. Here the programming from Radiocorriere n. 49, p. 96, 7/13 December 1969



On November 11, 1992 RAITRE, the third television channel of RAI (Italian Radio and Television) broadcasted a selection of songs from the concert (25 minutes, movie here below).

00:00 Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair
04:16 To Love Somebody
06:40 Suzanne
13:09 Save Me
17:26 Porgy, I Is Your Woman Now / Today Is a Killer / I Loves You Porgy


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Nina Simone piano, vocal - Weldon Irvine musical director - Emile Latimer guitar - Tom Smith guitar - Don Alias drums - Juma Santos percussions
Ain't Got No / I Got Life Gal MacDermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni
1976 [7:00] LP 1 In Concert Live in Las Vegas Oxford 3006 (IT) listed as "I'm Gonna" on the cover. Nina says: "Why isn't this place filled?".
1990 [7:01] LP 1 Suzanne Moon Records MLP 031-1 (IT) listed as "Ain't Got No Money"
1990 [7:01] CD 1 Suzanne Moon Records MCD 031-2 (IT) listed as "Ain't Got No Money"
2003 [6:53] CD 2-4 Gold Collection Dejavu Retro R2CD 42-52 (DE)
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus
1976 [6:12] LP 2 In Concert Live in Las Vegas Oxford 3006 (IT) listed as "Mama Lou" on the cover
1990 [6:48] LP 2 Suzanne Moon Records MLP 031-1 (IT) listed as "Mama Lou"
1990 [6:48] CD 2 Suzanne Moon Records MCD 031-2 (IT) listed as "Mama Lou"
2003 [6:40] CD 2-5 Gold Collection Dejavu Retro R2CD 42-52 (DE)
To Love Somebody Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
1976 [3:03] LP 3 In Concert Live in Las Vegas Oxford 3006 (IT)
1989 [2:51] CD 6 The Story Dejavu DVRECD 15 (IT)
1990 [3:19] CD 4 Suzanne Moon Records MCD 031-2 (IT)
1990 [3:19] LP 4 Suzanne Moon Records MLP 031-1 (IT)
2003 [3:04] CD 2-6 Gold Collection Dejavu Retro R2CD 42-52 (DE)
Suzanne Leonard Cohen
1976 [6:35] LP 4 In Concert Live in Las Vegas Oxford 3006 (IT) listed as "Susanne" on the cover.
1990 [6:56] LP 5 Suzanne Moon Records MLP 031-1 (IT)
1990 [6:56] CD 5 Suzanne Moon Records MCD 031-2 (IT)
2003 [6:34] CD 2-1 Gold Collection Dejavu Retro R2CD 42-52 (DE)
Be My Husband Andy Stroud
1976 [4:13] LP 5 In Concert Live in Las Vegas Oxford 3006 (IT) listed as "Promises" on the cover.
1989 [4:40] CD 13 The Story Dejavu DVRECD 15 (IT) listed as "Promises"
1990 [5:27] LP 3 Suzanne Moon Records MLP 031-1 (IT) with band presentation listed as "Take My Hand, Precious Lord"
1990 [5:27] CD 3 Suzanne Moon Records MCD 031-2 (IT) with band presentation listed as "Take My Hand, Precious Lord"
1991 [4:43] CD 1-11 Moon of Alabama Jazz Door JD1214 (DE) listed as "Promises"
1994 [4:43] CD 1-11 Moon of Alabama Jazz Door JD1214 (DE) listed as "Promises"
2003 [4:13] CD 2-2 Gold Collection Dejavu Retro R2CD 42-52 (DE)
Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair Traditional
1990 [8:41] CD 6 Suzanne Moon Records MCD 031-2 (IT) listed as "Black is the Colour"
1990 [8:41] LP 6 Suzanne Moon Records MLP 031-1 (IT) listed as "Black is the Colour"
Save Me Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin, Curtis Ousley
1976 [5:15] LP 6 In Concert Live in Las Vegas Oxford 3006 (IT) listed as "I"m Gonna Say" on the cover
1989 [5:07] CD 12 The Story Dejavu DVRECD 15 (IT) listed as "I'm Gonna Say"
1991 [5:13] CD 1-10 Moon of Alabama Jazz Door JD1214 (DE) listed as "I'm Gonna Say"
1994 [5:13] CD 1-10 Moon of Alabama Jazz Door JD1214 (DE) listed as "I'm Gonna Say"
2003 [5:16] CD 2-3 Gold Collection Dejavu Retro R2CD 42-52 (DE)
Wild Is the Wind Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
Porgy I Is Your Woman Now / Today Is A Killer / I Loves You Porgy George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, David Nelson, Nina Simone