Little Girl Blue (album)  

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Little Girl Blue is the debut album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933-2003) for Bethlehem Records. It was also released as Jazz As Played in an Exclusive Side Street Club. Nina was in her early twenties at the time of this album, and still aspiring to be a classical concert pianist. She immediately sold the rights for the songs on this album to Bethlehem for 3000 dollars. In the end, this cost her royalty profits of more than a million dollars. Nina was not satisfied with the lack of effort the record company took in promoting her, and after this album she went over for a long relationship with Colpix Records. The album Nina Simone and Her Friends was released after she left, and comprised of songs that were left over from the Little Girl Blue recording session.

Information about songs on this album

Track listing

  1. "Mood Indigo" (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills)
  2. "Don't Smoke in Bed" (Willard Robison)
  3. "He Needs Me" (Arthur Hamilton)
  4. "Little Girl Blue" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
  5. "Love Me or Leave Me" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
  6. "My Baby Just Cares for Me" (Donaldson, Kahn)
  7. "Good Bait (instr)" (Tadd Dameron)
  8. "Plain Gold Ring" (Earl S. Burroughs)
  9. "You'll Never Walk Alone (instr)" (Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
  10. "I Loves You Porgy" (DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
  11. "Central Park Blues (instr)" (Nina Simone)


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