Nina Simone
Little Girl Blue ~ SACD x1
 
Label:  Analogue Productions
Genre:  Jazz

Hybrid
$38.00
 
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  Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound

For more information on Little Girl Blue and the life and times of Nina Simone, see Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone by Nadine Cohodas, The University of North Carolina Press, 2010.

Little Girl Blue was Nina Simone's debut release. Bethlehem founder Gus Wildi, taken with the uniquely beautiful quality of her voice, gave her complete control over song selection, backing musicians, arrangements and production of the recording. Nina and her rhythm section recorded the entire album plus three additional tracks in just one session. In her biography of Nina, Nadine Cohodas recounts engineer Irv Greeenbaum's recollection of that day: "Nothing like Nina's artistry had ever happened before ... Her voice and the keyboard playing were so rich and interesting that they could have stood alone."

Little Girl Blue documents Nina Simone's unparalleled and idiosyncratic musical persona at a particularly vibrant, formative stage, and helped launch her on a trajectory with more than its share of personal and professional trials and triumphs.

Engineer — Irv Greenbaum

Recorded late fall, 1957, at Beltone Studio, New York, NY

Musicians:
Nina Simone, piano and vocals
Jimmy Bond, bass
Albert "Tootsie" Heath, drums

Track Listing:
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. Porgy
11. Central Park Blues


  Product ID: SCAPJ083SAN


 

 

 
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