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List Rules This list includes Nina Simone studio albums only

Nina Simone was one of the best jazz artists of all time, a truly distinctive female jazz vocalist who was not afraid to say what was on her mind. This is a crowd-ranked list of the best Nina Simone albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. The Nina Simone discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Nina Simone albums can be found at the top of the list. Though she's primarily remembered as a jazz singer, Simone was also adept at blues, classical, gospel, R&B, and pop. Perhaps her best known jazz standard is "My Baby Just Cares for Me."

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Nina Simone singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Nina Simone album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed Nina Simone records if you have a favorite Nina Simone album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the Best Nina Simone album of all time, you've come to the right place. This list of Nina Simone CDs has been voted on by jazz fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. Dim the lights and dive into the top Nina Simone records and the greatest Nina Simone songs.

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75 22
Pastel Blues is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

2
37 5
Wild Is the Wind is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

3
63 19
Nina Simone Sings the Blues is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

4
48 10
I Put a Spell on You is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

5
43 8
Little Girl Blue is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

6
20 3
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time
1978

7
17 3
Silk & Soul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

8
10 1
High Priestess of Soul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

9
8 1
To Love Somebody is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

10
12 5
Nina Simone and Piano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

11
8 2
'Nuff Said! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

12
13 9
Nina Simone With Strings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

13
11 7
The Amazing Nina Simone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

14
7 3
Here Comes the Sun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

15
6 2
Gifted & Black is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

16
5 2
Forbidden Fruit is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

17
5 2
Gospel According to Nina Simon... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

18
4 1
Black Gold is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time
1970

19
5 3
Let It All Out is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

20
4 2
Fodder on My Wings is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

21
4 2
Nina Simone Sings Billie Holid... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

22
3 1
Forbidden Fruit / Nina Simone ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

23
3 1
Nina Simone and Her Friends is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

24
4 3
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25
3 2
A Single Woman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

26
3 2
My Baby Just Cares for Me is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

27
3 2
Folksy Nina is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

28
3 2
Nina Simone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

29
2 1
Nina Simone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

30
2 1
Cry Before I Go is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

31
2 1
Hidden Treasures is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

32
4 4
Remixed & Reimagined is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

33
2 2
Tribute to Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

34
2 2
Broadway Blues Ballads is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

35
1 2
Protest Anthology is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

36
1 2
Family/Friends/French Lesson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

37
1 2
Nina's Back is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time

38
1 3
Gospel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nina Simone Albums of All Time