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Little Girl Blue

Nina Simone

Little Girl Blue

...a 'must have' jazz album
BCP6028 (Bethlehem Records)
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Track Time Listen
1
Mood Indigo

Mood Indigo

Composer Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills, Nina Simone
Band Nina Simone: Vocals and Piano, Jimmy Bond: Bass, Albert Tootie Heath: Drums
04:02 Play $1.70
2
Don't Smoke In Bed

Don't Smoke In Bed

Composer Willard Robison, Nina Simone
Band Nina Simone: Vocals and Piano, Jimmy Bond: Bass, Albert Tootie Heath: Drums
03:11 Play $1.70
3
He Needs Me

He Needs Me

Composer Arthur Hamilton, Nina Simone
Band Nina Simone: Vocals and Piano, Jimmy Bond: Bass, Albert Tootie Heath: Drums
02:30 Play $1.70
4
Little Girl Blue

Little Girl Blue

Composer Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Nina Simone
Band Nina Simone: Vocals and Piano, Jimmy Bond: Bass, Albert Tootie Heath: Drums
04:18 Play $1.70
5
Love Me Or Leave Me

Love Me Or Leave Me

Composer Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson, Nina Simone
Band Nina Simone: Vocals and Piano, Jimmy Bond: Bass, Albert Tootie Heath: Drums
03:22 Play $1.70
6
My Baby Just Cares for Me

My Baby Just Cares for Me

Composer Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson, Nina Simone
Band Nina Simone: Vocals and Piano, Jimmy Bond: Bass, Albert Tootie Heath: Drums
03:38 Play $1.70
7
Good Bait

Good Bait

Composer Todd Dameron, Nina Simone
Band Nina Simone: Vocals and Piano, Jimmy Bond: Bass, Albert Tootie Heath: Drums
05:27 Play $3.40
8
Plain Gold Ring

Plain Gold Ring

Composer George Stone, Nina Simone
Band Nina Simone: Vocals and Piano, Jimmy Bond: Bass, Albert Tootie Heath: Drums
03:50 Play $1.70
9
You'll Never Walk Alone

You'll Never Walk Alone

Composer Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Nina Simone
Band Nina Simone: Vocals and Piano, Jimmy Bond: Bass, Albert Tootie Heath: Drums
03:47 Play $1.70
10
I Loves You Porgy

I Loves You Porgy

Composer DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin, Nina Simone
Band Nina Simone: Vocals and Piano, Jimmy Bond: Bass, Albert Tootie Heath: Drums
04:10 Play $1.70
11
Central Park Blues

Central Park Blues

Composer

Nina Simone

Band Nina Simone: Vocals and Piano, Jimmy Bond: Bass, Albert Tootie Heath: Drums
03:06 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 41 minutes Purchase all tracks 
$13.00 
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Nina was in her mid-20s at the time of this album, and still aspiring to be a classical concert pianist. The timeless classic, 'My Baby Just Cares For Me' is just one of the standout tracks on this album.

Licensed for download from Bethlehem Records. 

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Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington was born April 29, 1899, in Washington, D.C. A major figure in the history of jazz music, his career spanned more than half a century, during which time he composed thousands of songs for the stage, screen and contemporary songbook. He created one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in Western music and continued to play what he called "American Music" until shortly before his death in 1974.
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Nina Simone

Nina Simone

Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist. She was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon (February 21, 1933-April 21, 2003.)
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She begins the first tune on the album, 'Mood Indigo', with an impressive piano solo and follows with an inventive reading of the lyric that clearly indicates the riches in store on the rest of the disc. Her version of the signature Ellington song should have her name signed right next to it. Not only does she make it her own, she owns it. There are those jazz vocalists who can sing and play a little piano. Nina Simone doesn't play a little piano. She had the chops to play with the best pianists around, and she shows it.

For good measure she includes three instrumental tracks on the album: 'Good Bait', an anthemic take on 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from the Rogers and Hammerstein musical Carousel, and a swinging  'Central Park Blues', The three instrumentals are among the four longest pieces on the album. Despite the fact that they are taking up space on the original vinyl that could have been used for vocals, they are welcome additions. Her classical training and elegant style (she started on piano when she was four and went on to attend Julliard for two years of piano work) are evident in her playing, not only on these instrumentals but throughout the album.

Still, it is her singing that made her a household name, at least in households where great music was appreciated. She uses her rich evocative contralto to run the gamut from lament for love gone bad in 'Don't Smoke in Bed' and the heart rending plea of 'I Loves You Porgy', to the jumping 'Love Me Or Leave Me'. There is a wink in her tinkling, joyful romp though 'My Baby Just Cares for Me', while her 'Plain Gold Ring' feels at times like a native chant. Her arrangement of the title song, counterpointed with quotations from the famous carol 'Good King Wenceslas', is something special.

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