Nina Simone

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Nina Simone and Her Friends + the Original Nina Si

Nina Simone

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Nina Simone and Her Friends + the Original Nina Si

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INCLUDES BONUS ALBUM

MINI-LP PAPERSLEEVE
GATEFOLD REPLICA WITH OBI

This session with Jimmy Bond and Albert “Tootie” Heath was Nina Simone’s first recording ever. Made when she was 25-years old, it was a huge success and led to a tremendous career which would produce more than 80 studio sessions. After making these tracks, Simone would not record again for two years, finally returning to the studios for a 1959 New York date with a large orchestra directed by Bob Mersey. Simone would only record again with Jimmy Bond and Al Heath during a 1959 concert at Town Hall.

The singer’s career came to a close in 1993, when she cut her final sessions with a sextet in Los Angeles. She died in France on April 21, 2003. "Nina Simone & Her Friends" was a compilation LP originally issued by Bethlehem without the singer’s consent, using three leftover songs from Nina’s first LP, The Original Nina Simone: "Little Girl Blue", plus “I Loves You Porgy” –which had been both a success as part of that album and as a single –, and songs recorded for the label by Carmen McRae and Chris Connor. The Gershwin song, which originally appeared on both albums, has not been repeated here.

PERSONNEL:

On 1, 4, 7, 10 & 13-22:
NINA SIMONE, vocals & piano
JIMMY BOND, bass
ALBERT “TOOTIE” HEATH, drums
New York, 1957. [Exact date is unknown]

On 2 & 11:
CHRIS CONNOR (vcl), with Vinnie Burke Quartet.
New York, August 21, 1954.

On 5 & 8:
CHRIS CONNOR (vcl) with Ellis Larkins Trio.
New York, August 1954.

On 3:
CARMEN McRAE (vcl), with Herbie Mann Quintet.
New York, October 6, 1954.

On 6, 9 & 12:

CARMEN McRAE (vcl) with Tony Scott Quintet.
New York, December, 1954.

TRACKS:

01 HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS
02 A COTTAGE FOR SALE
03 OLD DEVIL MOON
04 I LOVES YOU PORGY
05 TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS
06 YOU MADE ME CARE
07 FOR ALL WE KNOW
08 WHAT IS THERE TO SAY?
09 TOO MUCH IN LOVE TO CARE
10 AFRICAN MAILMAN
11 GOODBYE
12 LAST TIME FOR LOVE
13 MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME *
14 MOOD INDIGO *
15 DON’T SMOKE IN BED *
16 HE NEEDS ME *
17 LITTLE GIRL BLUE *
18 LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME *
19 GOOD BAIT *
20 PLAIN GOLD RING *
21 YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE *
22 CENTRAL PARK BLUES *

* BONUS ALBUM