LP – Black 180g Vinyl – Deluxe Inners Sleeves
Limited edition 180gram premium vinyl pressing and 3 bonus tracks. Released in June 1958, this album (originally issued under the title Little Girl Blue on Bethlehem BCP-6028) was Nina Simone’s first studio
Made when she was 25-years old, the album was a huge success and led to atremendous career that would yield over 80 studio sessions. It was originally issued on the Bethlehem label and features the singer/pianist backed by bassist Jimmy Bond (who had been a member of the Chet Baker Quartet among other groups) and drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath (one of the celebrated Heath brothers, along with saxophonist Jimmy Heath, and bassist Percy Heath). Many of the tracks from this LP would become true classics, among them her perennial versions of “My Baby Just Cares for Me” and “I Loves You, Porgy”. Simone’s piano is well featured throughout the LP, but “Central Park Blues” and “Good Bait” are the only purely instrumental tracks.
My Baby Just Cares For Me / Mood Indigo / Don’t Smoke In Bed / He
Needs Me / Little Girl Blue / Love Me Or Leave Me / He’s Got The Whole World
In His Hands / African Mailman * / Good Bait / Plain Gold Ring / You’ll Never
Walk Alone / I Loves You Porgy / Central Park Blues / For All We Know
CAT NO: 772277