Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue 180g Import Vinyl LP & 7"
Nina Simone Little Girl Blue 180g Import Vinyl LP & 7"
Little Girl Blue (also known as Jazz As Played in an Exclusive Side Street Club) was released by Bethlehem Records in 1958 and is the debut album by jazz singer, pianist and songwriter Nina Simone. When her debut album was released, Simone was in her mid-20s and still aspiring to be a classical concert pianist. She immediately sold the rights for the songs on this album to Bethlehem for $3,000. This deal eventually cost her royalty profits of more than a million dollars.
Simone was dissatisfied by the lack of effort the record company took in promoting her, and after this album she formed a long business relationship with Colpix Records. The album Nina Simone and Her Friends was released after she had left Bethlehem, without her consent, and comprised songs that were left over from the Little Girl Blue recording session. The session was the only one ever recorded for Bethlehem.
"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." - AllMusic
Nina Simone Little Girl Blue 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. For All We Know*
8. Good Bait (Instrumental)
9. Plain Gold Ring
10. You'll Never Walk Alone
11. I Loves You Porgy
12. Central Park Blues (Instrumental)
*Bonus track. From the same sessions. Not on the original LP.
7" Bonus Single:
1. My Baby Just Cares For Me (Mono Version)
2. I Loves You Porgy (Mono Version)
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