My Baby Just Cares for Me

Nina Simone

Released in June 1958, this album (originally issued under the title Little Girl Blue on

Bethlehem BCP-6028) was Nina Simone's first studio recording ever. Made when she

was 25-years old, the album was a huge success and led to a tremendous career that

would yield over 80 studio sessions. It was originally issued on the Bethlehem label and

features the singer/pianist backed by bassist Jimmy Bond (who had been a member of

the Chet Baker Quartet among other groups) and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath (one of

the celebrated Heath brothers, along with saxophonist Jimmy Heath, and bassist Percy

Heath). Many of the tracks from this LP would become true classics, among them her

perennial versions of "My Baby Just Cares for Me" and "I Loves You, Porgy". (The latter

track was also released as a single.) Simone's piano is well featured throughout the LP, but

"Central Park Blues" and "Good Bait" are the only purely instrumental tracks.

Nina Simone, vocals & piano

Jimmy Bond, bass

Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums

Bond & Heath out on "Don't Smoke in Bed".

New York, December 1957.

*Bonus tracks:

From the same sessions, but not included on the original LP.



Medie Musik     LP   (LP VINYL)
Udgivet 26/6-2020
EAN/UPC 8436559467742
Katalognr. WXT9467742.1
Genre Jazz
Mål 314 × 314 × 3 mm
Estimeret vægt 300 g

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