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Little Girl Blue (CD Digipack Included)

Nina Simone

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Format: LP

Cat No: BCP6028

Format Details: CD Digipack Included

Release Date:  01 February 2013

Label:  Pure Pleasure Records

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5060149621721

Genres:  Jazz  Vocal Jazz  

Release Date:  18 February 2022

Label:  20th Century Masterworks

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

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Barcode:  8436563183904

Genres:  Jazz  Vocal Jazz  

Release Date:  11 December 2020

Label:  Groove Replica

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  2

Barcode:  8436569195017

Genres:  Jazz  Vocal Jazz  

Release Date:  01 September 2017

Label:  Jazztwin

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  8436569190210

Genres:  Jazz  Vocal Jazz  

Release Date:  19 May 2023

Label:  Supper Club

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  8435723700142

Genres:  Jazz  Vocal Jazz  

Release Date:  30 August 2016

Label:  Jazz Images

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  8437012830813

Genres:  Jazz  Vocal Jazz  

Release Date:  26 January 2018

Label:  Jazz Wax

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  8436006494611

Genres:  Jazz  Vocal Jazz  

  • Description

    180g audiophile vinyl reissue, remastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London.

    "Little Girl Blue, released in 1957, was Nina Simone's first recording, originally issued on the Bethlehem label. Backed by bassist Jimmy Bond and Albert "Tootie" Heath, it 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. The album also introduced a fine jazz pianist. Simone was a solid improviser who never strayed far from the blues. Check the opener, her reading of Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo," which finger-pops and swings while keeping the phrasing deep-blue. It is contrasted immediately with one of the -- if not the -- definitive reads of Willard Robison's steamy leave-your-lover ballad "Don't Smoke in Bed." The title track, written by Rodgers & Hart, features "Good King Wenceslas" as a classical prelude to one of the most beautiful pop ballads ever written.

    It is followed immediately by the funky swing in "Love Me or Leave Me" with a smoking little piano solo in the bridge where Bach meets Horace Silver and Bobby Timmons. It's also interesting to note that while this was her first recording, the record's grooves evidence an artist who arrives fully formed; many of the traits Simone displayed throughout her career as not only a vocalist and pianist but as an arranger are put on first notice here. "My Baby Just Cares for Me" has a stride shuffle that is extrapolated on in the piano break. Her instrumental and improvising skills are put to good use on Tadd Dameron's "Good Bait," which is transformed into something classical from its original bebop intent. "You'll Never Walk Alone" feels more like some regal gospel song than the Rodgers & Hammerstein show tune it was. Of course, one of Simone's signature tunes was her version of "I Loves You, Porgy," which appears here for the first time and was released as a single. Her own "Central Park Blues" is one of the finest jazz tunes here." - Thom Jurek, AllMusic

    Description

    Nina Simone's iconic 'Little Girl Blue' plus 9 bonus tracks, includes 20-page booklet with new specially prepared liner notes by Penguin Guide to Jazz's writer Brian Morton and by Paris' prestigious Jazz Magazine.

    "Backed by Jimmy Bond and Albert 'Tootie' Heath, this album showcases her (Nina Simone) ballad voice as one of mystery and sensuality and her up-tempo jazz style with authority and an enigmatic down-home feel that is nonetheless elegant. The album also introduced a fine jazz pianist. Simone was a solid improviser who never strayed far from the blues." - Thom Jurek, AllMusic

    Description

    A new collection of classic LPs, reissued on 180 gram vinyl + bonus CD digipack inside featuring updated liner notes.

    “Little Girl Blue, released in 1957, was Nina Simone's first recording, originally issued on the Bethlehem label. Backed by bassist Jimmy Bond and Albert ‘Tootie’ Heath, it showcases her ballad voice as one of mystery and sensuality and showcases her uptempo jazz style with authority and an enigmatic downhome feel that is nonetheless elegant. The album also introduced a fine jazz pianist. Simone was a solid improviser who never strayed far from the blues.� - **** AllMusic (Thom Jurek)

    Description

    Limited edition of 1000 copies - 180g vinyl, the complete album + bonus track.

    Little Girl Bluewas Nina Simone's first studio recording and features her in an intimate trio setting with bassist Jimmy Bond and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath. Many of the tracks would become true classics, among them her perennial version of 'My Baby Just Cares For Me'. The album introduced Nina not only as a brilliant singer, but also as a unique jazz pianist. Simone's signature tune, 'I Loves You, Porgy', appears here in her first studio version.

    AllMusicreviewer Thom Jurek gave the album four out of five 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."

    * Bonus track. 'African Mailman' from the same sessions, but not included on the original LP.

    NINA SIMONE,vocals & piano
    JIMMY BOND,bass
    ALBERT "TOOTIE" HEATH,drums
    New York, December 1957.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Mood Indigo
      • 2. Don't Smoke in Bed
      • 3. He Needs Me
      • 4. Little Girl Blue
      • 5. Love Me Or Leave Me
      • 6. My Baby Just Cares for Me
      • 7. Good Bait
      • 8. Plain Gold Ring
      • 9. You'll Never Walk Alone
      • 10. I Love You Porgy
      • 11. Central Park Blues

    Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Mood Indigo
      • 2. Don’t Smoke In Bed
      • 3. He Needs Me
      • 4. Little Girl Blue
      • 5. Love Me Or Leave Me
      • 6. My Baby Just Cares For Me
      • 7. Good Bait
      • 8. Plain Gold Ring
      • 9. You’ll Never Walk Alone
      • 10. I Loves You Porgy
      • 11. Central Park Blues
      • 12. He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands
      • 13. For All We Know
      • 14. African Mailman
      • 15. Since My Lover Has Gone
      • 16. If Only For Tonight
      • 17. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
      • 18. Come On Back, Jack
      • 19. Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair
      • 20. Wild Is The Wind

    Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Mood Indigo
      • 2. Don't Smoke In Bed
      • 3. He Needs Me
      • 4. Little Girl Blue
      • 5. Love Me Or Leave Me
      • 6. My Baby Just Cares For Me
      • 7. Good Bait
      • 8. Plain Gold Ring
      • 9. You'll Never Walk Alone
      • 10. I Loves You Porgy
      • 11. Central Park Blues [Instrumental]

    Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Mood Indigo
      • 2. Don't Smoke In Bed
      • 3. He Needs Me
      • 4. Little Girl Blue
      • 5. Love Me Or Leave Me
      • 6. My Baby Just Cares For Me

      Side 2

      • 1. Good Bait [instrumental]
      • 2. Plain Gold Ring
      • 3. You'll Never Walk Alone
      • 4. I Loves You Porgy
      • 5. Central Park Blues [instrumental]
      • 6. African Mailman

    Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. 1 MOOD INDIGO
      • 2. 2 DON'T SMOKE IN BED
      • 3. 3 HE NEEDS ME
      • 4. 4 LITTLE GIRL BLUE
      • 5. 5 LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME
      • 6. 6 MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME
      • 7. 7 GOOD BAIT
      • 8. 8 PLAIN GOLD RING
      • 9. 9 YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE
      • 10. 10 I LOVES YOU PORGY
      • 11. 11 CENTRAL PARK BLUES