Nina Simone

Little Girl Blue (Stereo & Mono Versions) (100900)

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Little Girl Blue (Stereo & Mono Versions)

Nina Simone

Green Corner

8436563182471

GRC 155443

100900

JAZZ

2

CD 10,74 €

2-CD SET

INCLUDES 12 BONUS TRACKS

THE MONO VERSION APPEARS HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON CD!!!

Little Girl Blue (aka My Baby Just Cares for Me), presented here both in its Stereo and its rare Mono versions, was Nina Simone’s debut album and first studio recording ever. Recorded when she was 25 years old, it was a tremendous success and led to a fabulous career that would produce more than 80 studio sessions. It contains such perennial classics as “I Loves You Porgy” and “My Baby Just Cares for Me”. The Mono version appears here on CD for the first time ever.

The three tracks that complete the sessions, originally issued on the compilation LP Nina Simone and Her Friends (Bethlehem BS-6041/BC-6041), have been added here as a bonus, both in their Stereo and Mono versions as well. All of the Mono versions appear here on CD for the first time ever.

This 2-CD edition is completed by one of Nina’s earliest recorded live sets, taped in Atlantic City in 1956, and four rare singles she recorded for the Colpix label which were never included on any of her LPs.

PERSONNEL:

NINA SIMONE, vocals & piano
JIMMY BOND, bass
ALBERT “TOOTIE” HEATH, drums

New York, December 1957.

(*) BONUS TRACK:
CD 1 [12-14] & CD 2 [12-14]: From the same sessions.
Originally issued on Nina Simone and Her Friends.
CD 1 [15-19]: NINA SIMONE, piano & vocals plus unknown drummer on 18-19 only.
Recorded live in Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1956.
CD 2 [15-18]: NINA SIMONE, piano & vocals plus orchestra conducted by Stu Phillips.
Colpix singles. New York, 1959-61.

INCLUDES 12-PAGE BOOKLET

CD 1: THE STEREO VERSION (Bethlehem Records BS-6028)

01 MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME
02 MOOD INDIGO
03 DON’T SMOKE IN BED
04 HE NEEDS ME
05 LITTLE GIRL BLUE
06 LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME
07 GOOD BAIT
08 PLAIN GOLD RING
09 YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE
10 I LOVES YOU PORGY
11 CENTRAL PARK BLUES
12 HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN (*)
13 FOR ALL WE KNOW (*)
14 AFRICAN MAILMAN (*)
15 I LOVES YOU PORGY [Live version] (*)
16 SINCE MY LOVER HAS GONE (*)
17 BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY TRUE LOVE’S HAIR (*)
18 LOVIN’ WOMAN (*)
19 BAUBLES, BANGLES AND BEADS (*)

TOTAL TIME: 74:43 MIn.

CD 2: THE MONO VERSION (Bethlehem Records BCP-6028)

01 MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME
02 MOOD INDIGO
03 DON’T SMOKE IN BED
04 HE NEEDS ME
05 LITTLE GIRL BLUE
06 LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME
07 GOOD BAIT
08 PLAIN GOLD RING
09 YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE
10 I LOVES YOU PORGY
11 CENTRAL PARK BLUES 6:54
12 HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS (*)
13 FOR ALL WE KNOW (*)
14 AFRICAN MAILMAN (*)
15 SINCE MY LOVER HAS GONE [Studio version] (*)
16 IF ONLY FOR TONIGHT (*)
17 NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT (*)
18 COME ON BACK, JACK (*)

TOTAL TIME: 67:10 Min.