At Town Hall
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THE JEAN-PIERRE LELOIR COLLECTION
180 PRE VIRGIN VINYL LPs IN GATEFOLD PACKAGING
INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACK
Nina Simone’s first recording ever, the 1957 LP "Little Girl Blue", featured the singer backing herself on piano, with Jimmy Bond on bass and Albert “Tootie” Heath on drums. That was the exact personnel present during her first big break: the recording taped at her September 12, 1959 concert at New York’s Town Hall, issued that same year as Nina Simone at Town Hall. Presented here in its entirety, the album includes such classics as “Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair”, “The Other Woman”, and an extended reading of Gershwin’s “Summertime”.
NINA SIMONE, piano & vocals
JIMMY BOND, bass
ALBERT “TOOTIE” HEATH, drums
Town Hall, New York, September 12, 1959.
BONUS TRACK (B6): Same personnel. New York, December 1957.
01 BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY TRUE LOVE’S HAIR
02 EXACTLY LIKE YOU
03 THE OTHER WOMAN
04 UNDER THE LOWEST
05 YOU CAN HAVE HIM
01 SUMMERTIME [Parts 1 & 2]
02 COTTON-EYED JOE
03 RETURN HOME
04 WILD IS THE WIND
05 FINE AND MELLOW
06 MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME (*)
(*) BONUS TRACK
5 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE