Nina Simone – Nina Simone And Her Friends (1959/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 35:29 minutes | 744 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: ProStudioMasters | Booklet, Front Cover | © Bethlehem Records
Grammy Hall of Fame Award for “I Loves You, Porgy” – 2000
“She could belt barroom blues, croon cabaret and explore jazz – sometimes all on a single record.”
An essential collection for Simone completists, containing four songs left over from her career-launching debut album Little Girl Blue. This album was released in 1959 without Simone’s knowledge after she left Bethlehem Records. Reappearing here from the debut is Simone’s only charting single “I Loves You, Porgy,” a BillboardTop 20 hit. Simone shares time on this album equally with “her friends” Chris Connor and Carmen McRae who each contribute four songs.
01. Nina Simone – He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands
02. Chris Connor – A Cottage For Sale
03. Carmen McRae – Old Devil Moon
04. Nina Simone – I Loves You Porgy
05. Chris Connor – Try A Little Tenderness
06. Carmen McRae – You Made Me Care
07. Nina Simone – For All We Know
08. Chris Connor – What Is There To Say
09. Carmen McRae – Too Much In Love To Care
10. Nina Simone – African Mailman
11. Chris Connor – Goodbye
12. Carmen McRae – Last Time For Love
Remastered by John Sigmon in 2013.
Transfer Engineers: Alex Nappi & Dana Pedersen.
Musicians (for tracks by Simone only):
Nina Simone – vocals, piano
Jimmy Bond – bass
Al “Tootie” Heath – drums