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2LPs ON 1 CD
"Nina Simone Sings Ellington!" (Colpix SCP425) showcases Nina Simone singing and playing a set of songs by Duke Ellington backed by a big band conducted and arranged by Ralph Burns. It comprises both well-known and obscure compositions by the Duke. The complete LP "The Amazing Nina Simone" (Colpix CP407), which features Nina with the Bob Mersey Orchestra, has been added in its entirety as a bonus.
NINA SIMONE, vocals & piano
The Malcolm Dodds Singers (vocal choir)
Orchestra conducted & arranged by RALPH BURNS
New York, June 1961.
BONUS ALBUM (12-24): THE AMAZING NINA SIMONE
Nina Simone (vocals & piano) with Bob Mersey’s orchestra.
New York, May 1959.
01 DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME
02 I GOT IT BAD (AND THAT AIN’T GOOD)
03 HEY, BUDDY BOLDEN
04 MERRY MENDING
05 SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR
06 YOU BETTER KNOW IT
07 I LIKE THE SUNRISE
09 THE GAL FROM JOE’S
10 SATIN DOLL
11 IT DON’T MEAN A THING
12 BLUE PRELUDE
13 CHILDREN GO WHERE I SEND YOU
14 TOMORROW (WE WILL MEET ONCE MORE)
15 STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY
16 IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING
17 YOU’VE BEEN GONE TOO LONG
18 THAT’S HIM OVER THERE
19 CHILLY WINDS DON’T BLOW
20 THEME FROM “THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT”
21 CAN’T GET OUT OF THIS MOOD
22 WILLOW WEEP FOR ME
24 NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT
TOTAL TIME: 70:31