Annotation

1.1–1.11: originally on Bethlehem Records BCP6028, 1958; 1.12–1.14: bonus tracks
2.1–2.12: originally on Colpix Records CP 407, 1959;
3.1–3.11: partially live—originally recorded live at Town Hall, NYC, Sept 15, 1959, but the release includes studio versions among them recorded a month after the concert.

Annotation last modified on 2015-01-01 06:02 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1: Little Girl Blue
# Title Rating Length
1 Mood Indigo
4:07
2 Don't Smoke in Bed
3:14
3 Little Girl Blue
4:22
4 You'll Never Walk Alone
3:50
5 Central Park Blues
6:54
6 He Needs Me
2:32
7 My Baby Just Cares for Me
3:40
8 Good Bait
5:31
9 Plain Gold Ring
3:56
10 I Loves You Porgy
4:13
11 Love Me or Leave Me
5 3:25
12 He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
3:09
13 For All We Know
4:01
14 African Mailman
3:10
CD 2: The Amazing Nina Simone
# Title Rating Length
1 Blue Prelude
3:24
2 Children Go Where I Send You
2:54
3 Tomorrow (We Will Meet Once More)
3:04
4 Stompin' at the Savoy
2:11
5 It Might as Well Be Spring
5 3:58
6 You've Been Gone Too Long
2:12
7 That's Him Over There
2:33
8 Chilly Winds Don't Blow
4 2:49
9 (Theme from) Middle of the Night
2:31
10 Can't Get Out of This Mood
2:34
11 Willow Weep for Me
4 3:15
12 Solitaire
3:26
CD 3: At Town Hall
# Title Rating Length
1 Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair
4 3:33
2 Exactly Like You
3:14
3 The Other Woman
3:01
4 Under the Lowest
5:32
5 You Can Have Him
5:50
6 Summertime (instrumental)
2:54
7 Summertime
2:43
8 Cotton Eyed Joe
2:52
9 Return Home
5:28
10 Wild Is the Wind
3:29
11 Fine and Mellow
3:33

Credits

CD 1: Little Girl Blue

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1957-12) (tracks 1–14)
drums:
Albert “Tootie” Heath (tracks 10, 12–14)
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1957-12) (tracks 1–9, 11)
bass:
Jimmy Bond (tracks 10, 12–14)
Jimmy Bond (1957-12) (tracks 1–9, 11)
piano:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 10, 12–14)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (tracks 1–9, 11)
composer:
Count Basie (tracks 8, 8)
Earl Burroughs (track 9)
Walter Donaldson (tracks 7, 11)
George Gershwin (composer) (track 10)
Arthur Hamilton (track 6)
Willard Robison (track 2)
Richard Rodgers (tracks 4, 4)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 5, 14)
George Stone (composer) (track 9)
Tadd Dameron (tracks 8, 8)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 12)
Barney Bigard (1930) (track 1)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1930) (track 1)
J. Fred Coots (1934) (track 13)
Richard Rodgers (1935) (track 3)
lead vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 10)
lyricist:
Arthur Hamilton (track 6)
Willard Robison (track 2)
George Stone (composer) (track 9)
Tadd Dameron (tracks 8, 8)
Ira Gershwin (track 10)
Oscar Hammerstein II (tracks 4, 4)
DuBose Heyward (track 10)
Gus Kahn (tracks 7, 11)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 12)
Irving Mills (1930) (track 1)
Sam M. Lewis (US singer and lyricist) (1934) (track 13)
Lorenz Hart (1935) (track 3)
vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 10, 12–13)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (tracks 1–3, 6–7, 9, 11)
phonographic copyright by:
publisher:
Chappell (tracks 4, 4)
Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 3–4, 4)
Chappell-H (tracks 4, 4)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 4, 4, 7, 11)
Gus Kahn Music Co. (track 7)
Oriole Music Corp. (track 2)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 13)
T.B. Harms (US sheet music publisher 1875 sold to Warner Brothers 1929 sold to Welk Music 1970) (tracks 3–4, 4)
T.B. Harms Co. (tracks 4, 4)
Tobago Music Co. (track 7)
Williamson Music Company (tracks 4, 4)
Williamson Music, Inc. (tracks 4, 4)
EMI Mills Music Inc. (1930) (track 1)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (1930) (track 1)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1935) (track 10)
Hank Snow Music (1959-09-21) (track 9)
cover recording of:
You’ll Never Walk Alone (Carousel) (1957-12) (track 4)
instrumental recording of:
Good Bait (1957-12) (track 8)
You’ll Never Walk Alone (Carousel) (1957-12) (track 4)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Kumm hoit mi Porgy (track 10)
Rien que toi (You'll Never Walk Alone) (tracks 4, 4)
À vos quinze ans (track 3)
later versions:
Allein bist Du nie (tracks 4, 4)
part of:
Jumbo (track 3)
Carousel (Rodgers & Hammerstein musical) (tracks 4, 4)
recording of:
African Mailman (1957-12) (track 14)
Central Park Blues (1957-12) (track 5)
Don’t Smoke in Bed (1957-12) (track 2)
For All We Know (1934 song) (1957-12) (track 13)
Good Bait (1957-12) (track 8)
He Needs Me (1957-12) (track 6)
I Loves You, Porgy (1957-12) (track 10)
Little Girl Blue (1957-12) (track 3)
Love Me or Leave Me (1957-12) (track 11)
Mood Indigo (1930 jazz composition and song) (1957-12) (track 1)
My Baby Just Cares for Me (1957-12) (track 7)
Plain Gold Ring (1957-12) (track 9)
referred to in medleys:
Carousel Suite (tracks 4, 4)

CD 2: The Amazing Nina Simone

piano:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1959) (tracks 1–12)
arranger:
Robert Mersey (tracks 1–12)
composer:
Joe Bishop (track 1)
Benny Goodman (clarinetist and bandleader) (track 4)
Jimmy McHugh (songwriter) (track 10)
Edgar Sampson (track 4)
Lew Spence (track 7)
Chick Webb (track 4)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 2)
Ann Ronell (1932) (track 11)
Richard Rodgers (1945) (track 5)
lyricist:
Marilyn Bergman (track 7)
Gordon Jenkins (track 1)
Frank Loesser (track 10)
Andy Razaf (track 4)
Ann Ronell (1932) (track 11)
Oscar Hammerstein II (1945) (track 5)
producer:
Hecky Krasnow (tracks 1–12)
recording engineer:
Rudy van Gelder (1959) (tracks 1–12)
vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1959) (tracks 1–12)
writer:
George Bassman (track 9)
Reneé Borek (track 12)
Paddy Chayefsky (track 9)
Stephen Gale (track 3)
King Guion (track 12)
Hecky Krasnow (track 8)
Bill Lovelock (songwriter) (track 8)
Carl Nutter (track 12)
Jerry Silverman (track 3)
publisher:
EMI Robbins Catalog (ASCAP) (track 4)
Ragbag Music (ASCAP) (track 4)
Rytvoc (ASCAP) (track 4)
recorded at:
Van Gelder Studio (Hackensack - July 1,1959) in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1959) (tracks 1–12)
cover recording of:
Stompin’ at the Savoy (1959) (track 4)
part of:
State Fair (1962 film soundtrack) (track 5)
State Fair (track 5)
State Fair (1945 film soundtrack) (track 5)
recording of:
Blue Prelude (1959) (track 1)
Can’t Get Out of This Mood (1959) (track 10)
Chilly Winds Don’t Blow (1959) (track 8)
It Might as Well Be Spring (State Fair) (1959) (track 5)
Solitaire (1959) (track 12)
That’s Him Over There (1959) (track 7)
Willow Weep for Me (1959) (track 11)
You’ve Been Gone Too Long (1959) (track 6)

CD 3: At Town Hall

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1959-10) (tracks 8, 10)
drums:
Albert “Tootie” Heath (tracks 3–4, 6–7, 9, 11)
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1959-09-15) (tracks 1–2, 5)
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1959-10) (tracks 8, 10)
bass:
Jimmy Bond (tracks 3–4, 6–7, 9, 11)
Jimmy Bond (1959-09-15) (tracks 1–2, 5)
Jimmy Bond (1959-10) (tracks 8, 10)
piano:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 3–4, 6–7, 9, 11)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1959-09-15) (tracks 1–2, 5)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1959-10) (tracks 8, 10)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (tracks 6–7)
Billie Holiday (track 11)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 4, 9)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 1)
Dimitri Tiomkin (track 10)
Jimmy McHugh (songwriter) (1930) (track 2)
Irving Berlin (1949) (track 5)
lyricist:
Billie Holiday (track 11)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 1)
Ira Gershwin (tracks 6–7)
DuBose Heyward (tracks 6–7)
Dimitri Tiomkin (track 10)
Ned Washington (track 10)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (1930) (track 2)
Irving Berlin (1949) (track 5)
producer:
Bob Blake (co-producer of Nina Simone's live 1959 album "At Town Hall") (tracks 1–11)
Jack Gold (tracks 2–11)
vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1959-09-15) (tracks 1–2, 5)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1959-10) (tracks 8, 10)
writer:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 3)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 8)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1959) (track 10)
publisher:
Chappell & Co. (tracks 6–7)
Chappell & Co., Inc. (tracks 6–7)
Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 6–7)
Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919) (track 11)
George Gershwin Music (tracks 6–7)
Warner/Chappell (tracks 6–7)
Ira Gershwin Music (1935) (tracks 6–7)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (1935) (tracks 6–7)
recorded at:
The Town Hall (New York City) in New York, New York, United States (1959-09-15) (tracks 1–2, 5)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 3103) (track 1)
arrangements:
12 Songs: Summertime (tracks 6–7)
Black Is the Color (track 1)
Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair (Arranged by Nina Simone) (track 1)
Summertime (catch-all for arrangements) (tracks 6–7)
instrumental recording of:
Summertime (American songbook standard from 1935 opera Porgy and Bess) (track 6)
is based on:
is the basis for:
And the Living Is Easy (tracks 6–7)
Doin’ Time (tracks 6–7)
Summertime (Rick Wakeman arrangement) (tracks 6–7)
The Bones of You (tracks 6–7)
later translated parody versions:
Tschibuti (tracks 6–7)
later translated versions:
C'est l'été (tracks 6–7)
Sommartid (tracks 6–7)
Summa is (tracks 6–7)
later versions:
Cotton-Eye Joe (Rednex version) (track 8)
live recording of:
Exactly Like You (1959-09-15) (track 2)
You Can Have Him (1959-09-15) (track 5)
recording of:
Fine and Mellow (track 11)
Return Home (track 9)
Summertime (American songbook standard from 1935 opera Porgy and Bess) (track 7)
The Other Woman (track 3)
Under the Lowest (track 4)
Cotton‐Eyed Joe (Traditional song) (1959-10) (track 8)
Wild Is the Wind (1959-10) (track 10)
referred to in medleys:
Porgy and Bess Suite (tracks 6–7)
Ja-Da Medley (track 2)

Release

copyrighted by: Not Now Music Limited (2010 –)
phonographic copyright by: Not Now Music Limited (2010 –)
rights society: MCPS (do not use this as a release label or work publisher)
ASIN: UK: B0031IL61U [info]