Little Girl Blue
Little Girl Blue
Little Girl Blue

Little Girl Blue

Nina Simone
  • LP

  • 1

  • 37010

€12.39

 

THE JEAN-PIERRE LELOIR COLLECTION

180 pure virgin vinyl LPs in Gatefold packaging

Little Girl Blue, released in 1957, was Nina Simone’s first recording ever. It was originally issued on the Bethlehem label and features the singer and 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 (the other two being saxophonist Jimmy Heath, and bassist Percy Heath). Many of the tracks from this LP would become true classics, among them her perennial version of “My Baby Just Cares For Me”. All Music Guide reviewer Thom Jurek gave the album four stars, stating that “Little Girl Blue showcases her ballad voice as one of mystery and sensuality and showcases her up-tempo jazz style with authority and an enigmatic down-home feel that is nonetheless elegant.” 

PERSONNEL:

NINA SIMONE, vocals & piano
JIMMY BOND, bass
ALBERT “TOOTIE” HEATH, drums
Bond & Heath out on “Don’t Smoke in Bed”.
New York, December 1957.

TRACKS:

Side A

1 MOOD INDIGO (Duke Ellington-Barney Bigard-Irving Mills)
2 DON’T SMOKE IN BED (Willard Robinson)
3 HE NEEDS ME (Arthur Hamilton)
4 LITTLE GIRL BLUE (Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart)
5 LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME (Gus Kahn-Walter Donaldson)
6 MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME (Gus Kahn-Walter Donaldson)

Side B

1 GOOD BAIT (Tadd Dameron-Count Basie) [instrumental]
2 PLAIN GOLD RING (Earl S. Burroughs)
3 YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE (Richard Rodgers-Oscar Hammerstein II)
4 I LOVES YOU PORGY (George & Ira Gershwin)
5 CENTRAL PARK BLUES (Nina Simone) [instrumental] 

Format
LP
Discs
1
Label code
37010
LPS 148872

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