Tracklist

CD 1: Side A
# Title Rating Length
1 My Baby Just Cares for Me
3:37
2 Ain’t Got No, I Got Life
4:38
3 To Be Young, Gifted and Black
5:09
4 Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
3:50
5 He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
3:10
6 Mississippi Goddamn
4:41
7 Mood Indigo
4:00
8 For All We Know
4:00
9 I Sing Just to Know I’m Alive
2:31
10 I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl
3:30
11 He Needs Me
2:29
12 Little Girl Blue
4:17
13 Pirate Jenny
4:44
14 Plain Gold Ring
3:49
15 The Other Woman
4:15
16 Touching and Caring
5:20
CD 2: Side B
# Title Rating Length
1 The House of the Rising Sun
6:55
2 I Loves You Porgy
4:10
3 Love Me or Leave Me
5 3:22
4 You Took My Teeth
1:10
5 Do What You Gotta Do
3:44
6 Saratoga
3:19
7 Sea Line Woman
3:46
8 African Mailman
3:09
9 After You’ve Gone
5:39
10 Ain’t No Use
2:45
11 Don’t Smoke in Bed
3:11
12 Four Women
4:51
13 Fodder on Her Wings
5:08
14 Good Bait
5:27
15 It’s Cold Out Here
5:29
16 Just in Time
4:34

Credits

CD 1: Side A

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1957-12) (tracks 1, 5, 7–8, 11–12, 14)
drums:
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1957-12) (tracks 1, 7, 11–12, 14)
bass:
Jimmy Bond (tracks 5, 8)
Jimmy Bond (1957-12) (tracks 1, 7, 11–12, 14)
piano:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 5, 8)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (tracks 1, 7, 11–12, 14)
composer:
Earl Burroughs (track 14)
J. Fred Coots (track 8)
Walter Donaldson (track 1)
Arthur Hamilton (track 11)
Galt MacDermot (Canadian composer, pianist and writer of musical theatre) (tracks 2, 2)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 3)
George Stone (composer) (track 14)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 5)
Barney Bigard (1930) (track 7)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1930) (track 7)
Richard Rodgers (1935) (track 12)
lead vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 2, 4)
lyricist:
Arthur Hamilton (track 11)
George Stone (composer) (track 14)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 5)
Weldon Irvine (track 3)
Gus Kahn (track 1)
Sam M. Lewis (US singer and lyricist) (track 8)
James Rado (tracks 2, 2)
Gerome Ragni (tracks 2, 2)
Irving Mills (1930) (track 7)
Lorenz Hart (1935) (track 12)
vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 5, 8)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (tracks 1, 7, 11–12, 14)
writer:
Bennie Benjamin (tracks 4, 4)
Gloria Caldwell (tracks 4, 4)
Sol Marcus (tracks 4, 4)
phonographic copyright by:
publisher:
Carlin Music Corporation (tracks 4, 4)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 12)
Chris-n-Jen Music (tracks 4, 4)
Gus Kahn Music Co. (track 1)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 8)
T.B. Harms (US sheet music publisher 1875 sold to Warner Brothers 1929 sold to Welk Music 1970) (track 12)
Tobago Music Co. (track 1)
WB Music Corp. (tracks 4, 4)
EMI Mills Music Inc. (1930) (track 7)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (1930) (track 7)
Hank Snow Music (1959-09-21) (track 14)
later translated versions:
À vos quinze ans (track 12)
悲しき願い (tracks 4, 4)
later versions:
Misunderstood (tracks 4, 4)
live recording of:
part of:
Jumbo (track 12)
recording of:
For All We Know (1934 song) (1957-12) (track 8)
He Needs Me (1957-12) (track 11)
Little Girl Blue (1957-12) (track 12)
Mood Indigo (1930 jazz composition and song) (1957-12) (track 7)
My Baby Just Cares for Me (1957-12) (track 1)
Plain Gold Ring (1957-12) (track 14)

CD 2: Side B

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1957-12) (tracks 2–3, 8, 11, 14)
drums:
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1957-12) (tracks 3, 11, 14)
bass:
Jimmy Bond (tracks 2, 8)
Jimmy Bond (1957-12) (tracks 3, 11, 14)
piano:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 2, 8)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (tracks 3, 11, 14)
composer:
Count Basie (tracks 14, 14)
Walter Donaldson (track 3)
George Gershwin (composer) (track 2)
Willard Robison (track 11)
Tadd Dameron (tracks 14, 14)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 8, 12, 12)
Turner Layton (1918) (tracks 9, 9, 9)
lead vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 2, 9–10)
lyricist:
Willard Robison (track 11)
Tadd Dameron (tracks 14, 14)
Ira Gershwin (track 2)
DuBose Heyward (track 2)
Gus Kahn (track 3)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 12, 12)
Henry Creamer (1918) (tracks 9, 9, 9)
vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 2)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (tracks 3, 11)
writer:
Rudy Stevenson (track 10)
Jimmy Webb (track 5)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 5)
publisher:
Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd. (tracks 9, 9, 9)
Oriole Music Corp. (track 11)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1935) (track 2)
cover recording of:
instrumental recording of:
Good Bait (1957-12) (track 14)
is the basis for:
Four African Women (tracks 12, 12)
later translated versions:
Kumm hoit mi Porgy (track 2)
live cover recording of:
live recording of:
Ain’t No Use (track 10)
Four Women (track 12)
recording of:
Four Women (track 12)
African Mailman (1957-12) (track 8)
Don’t Smoke in Bed (1957-12) (track 11)
Good Bait (1957-12) (track 14)
I Loves You, Porgy (1957-12) (track 2)
Love Me or Leave Me (1957-12) (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
Ja-Da Medley (tracks 9, 9, 9)