20th Century Masterworks
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As a debut album, Little Girl Blue is a curate’s egg of a recording. Simone was in her mid-20s and still hopeful of a career as a classical pianist. Needing to support herself, she reluctantly started to play the local clubs, adopting a new identity so that her family would not know she was playing jazz, folk and blues.
Lavish presentation on vinyl and CD and in an 80-page book of the singing trumpeter who was the antithesis of Louis Armstrong.
Arrangements for the singer by Quincy Jones, Ralph Burns and others transform his voice, with Burns's mastery breathtaking.
A balanced selection from the singer's celebrated 1956 double album is presented on high-quality yellow vinyl.
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