Nina Simone Little Girl Blue 180g Import LP (Green Vinyl)
Nina Simone Little Girl Blue 180g Import LP (Green Vinyl)
Genre: Jazz
Label: DOL
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Nina Simone Little Girl Blue 180g Import LP (Green Vinyl)

Nina Simone

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SKU:
DOLLP71053
UPC:
889397105327
180g Limited Edition Green Vinyl with Die-Cut Sleeve!

Debut album from the great jazz singer, pianist and songwriter! Contains the song that started her career, "I Loves You, Porgy" from the opera Porgy and Bess. Other standouts include her biggest hit "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "Mood Indigo", "Don't Smoke In Bed", "Love Me Or Leave Me", and the title track.

"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, and it is followed with yet another side of Simone's diversity in her beautiful take on the folk-gospel tune "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," with quiet and determined dignity and drama. Another of her instrumentals compositions, "African Mailman," struts proud with deep Afro-Caribbean roots and rhythms." - Thom Jurek, allmusic.com

Features:
• Limited Edition 180g Green Vinyl
• Limited Edition Die-Cut Sleeve
• Bonus tracks
• Import

Musicians:
Nina Simone, vocals, piano, arrangements
Jimmy Bond, double bass
Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums

Selections:
Side A:

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. He's Got The Whole World In His Hands*
8. African Mailman*
Side B:
1. Good Bait
2. Plain Gold Ring
3. You'll Never Walk Alone
4. I Loves You Porgy
5. Central Park Blues
6. For All We Know*

*Bonus Tracks
Description
180g Limited Edition Green Vinyl with Die-Cut Sleeve!

Debut album from the great jazz singer, pianist and songwriter! Contains the song that started her career, "I Loves You, Porgy" from the opera Porgy and Bess. Other standouts include her biggest hit "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "Mood Indigo", "Don't Smoke In Bed", "Love Me Or Leave Me", and the title track.

"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, and it is followed with yet another side of Simone's diversity in her beautiful take on the folk-gospel tune "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," with quiet and determined dignity and drama. Another of her instrumentals compositions, "African Mailman," struts proud with deep Afro-Caribbean roots and rhythms." - Thom Jurek, allmusic.com

Features:
• Limited Edition 180g Green Vinyl
• Limited Edition Die-Cut Sleeve
• Bonus tracks
• Import

Musicians:
Nina Simone, vocals, piano, arrangements
Jimmy Bond, double bass
Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums

Selections:
Side A:

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. He's Got The Whole World In His Hands*
8. African Mailman*
Side B:
1. Good Bait
2. Plain Gold Ring
3. You'll Never Walk Alone
4. I Loves You Porgy
5. Central Park Blues
6. For All We Know*

*Bonus Tracks
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Nina Simone
Title
Little Girl Blue
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
1
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
03-09-2017
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
06-06-2017
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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