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 (drum set):
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1957-12) (tracks 1, 5, 7–8, 11, 14)
membranophone:
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1957-12) (track 12)
bass:
Jimmy Bond (1957-12) (tracks 1, 5, 7–8, 11–12, 14)
piano:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (tracks 1, 5, 7–8, 11–12, 14)
arranger:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 10)
composer:
Earl Burroughs (track 14)
Walter Donaldson (tracks 1, 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) (tracks 3, 6, 9)
George Stone (composer) (track 14)
Kurt Weill (track 13)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 5)
Barney Bigard (1930) (track 7)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1930) (track 7)
J. Fred Coots (1934) (track 8)
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)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 6, 9)
George Stone (composer) (track 14)
Bertolt Brecht (track 13)
Weldon Irvine (track 3)
Gus Kahn (tracks 1, 1)
James Rado (tracks 2, 2)
Gerome Ragni (tracks 2, 2)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 5)
Irving Mills (1930) (track 7)
Sam M. Lewis (US singer and lyricist) (1934) (track 8)
Lorenz Hart (1935) (track 12)
translator:
Marc Blitzstein (track 13)
vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (tracks 1, 5, 7–8, 11–12, 14)
writer:
Bennie Benjamin (tracks 4, 4)
Gloria Caldwell (tracks 4, 4)
Sol Marcus (tracks 4, 4)
Jessie Mae Robinson (track 15)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 15)
Dally Small (track 10)
Clarence Williams (track 10)
phonographic copyright by:
Bethlehem Records (50s Jazz Label) (1958) (tracks 1, 11–12)
Bethlehem Records (50s Jazz Label) (1959) (tracks 5, 8)
Phillips (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (1964) (track 13)
PolyGram Records Inch (not for release label use! US division of PolyGram) (1964) (track 14)
Phillips (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (1966) (track 7)
BMG Entertainment (1968) (track 2)
BMG Entertainment (1974) (track 10)
VPI Records USA (1987) (track 15)
Biem (international rights organization representing member societies from 58 countries) (1992) (track 1)
Stemra (Netherlands rights society for composers and music publishers) (1992) (track 1)
Biem (international rights organization representing member societies from 58 countries) (1993) (track 1)
Stemra (Netherlands rights society for composers and music publishers) (1993) (track 1)
publisher:
Carlin Music Corporation (tracks 4, 4)
Chappell Music Co. Inc. (tracks 1, 1)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 12)
Chris-n-Jen Music (tracks 4, 4)
EMI U Catalog (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (tracks 2, 2)
Gema (German rights society; do not use this as a label or work publisher!) (track 13)
Gus Kahn Music Co. (tracks 1, 1)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 8)
Sam Fox Publishing Co. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (tracks 6, 10)
T.B. Harms (US sheet music publisher 1875 sold to Warner Brothers 1929 sold to Welk Music 1970) (track 12)
Thandewye Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (tracks 5, 9, 14–15)
Tobago Music Co. (tracks 1, 1)
Universal Edition Ltd. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 13)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (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)
recorded at:
Beltone Studios in New York, New York, United States (1957-12) (tracks 1, 7, 11–12, 14)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
À vos quinze ans (track 12)
悲しき願い (tracks 4, 4)
衝破萬重浪 (tracks 4, 4)
later versions:
Misunderstood (tracks 4, 4)
live recording of:
I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl (Nina Simone's version) (track 10)
The Other Woman (track 15)
part of:
Jumbo (track 12)
recording of:
Mississippi Goddam (track 6)
The Threepenny Opera: Pirate Jenny (Marc Blitzstein translation) (track 13)
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)
translated version of:
version of:
Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl (Bessie Smith's version) (track 10)

CD 2: Side B

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1957-12) (tracks 2–3, 8, 11, 14)
drums (drum set):
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1957-12) (tracks 2–3, 8, 11, 14)
bass:
Jimmy Bond (1957-12) (tracks 2–3, 8, 11, 14)
piano:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (tracks 2–3, 8, 11, 14)
composer:
Count Basie (track 14)
Tadd Dameron (track 14)
Walter Donaldson (track 3)
George Gershwin (composer) (track 2)
Willard Robison (track 11)
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)
Jule Styne (1956) (track 16)
lead vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 9–10)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (track 2)
lyricist:
Tadd Dameron (track 14)
Willard Robison (track 11)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 12, 12)
Ira Gershwin (track 2)
DuBose Heyward (track 2)
Gus Kahn (track 3)
Jimmy Webb (American songwriter, composer, and singer) (track 5)
Henry Creamer (1918) (tracks 9, 9, 9)
Betty Comden (1956) (track 16)
Adolph Green (1956) (track 16)
vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (tracks 2–3, 11)
writer:
George Bass (track 7)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 4–5, 7)
Rudy Stevenson (track 10)
Jimmy Webb (American songwriter, composer, and singer) (track 5)
phonographic copyright by:
Bethlehem Records (50s Jazz Label) (1958) (tracks 2–3, 14)
Bethlehem Records (50s Jazz Label) (1959) (track 8)
Philips (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (1964) (track 11)
Phillips (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (1966) (track 10)
BMG Entertainment (1968) (track 5)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (1977) (track 9)
VPI Records USA (1985) (track 15)
VPI Records USA (1987) (track 4)
publisher:
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 15)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 5)
EMI Tunes Ltd (tracks 10, 12, 12)
Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd. (tracks 9, 9, 9)
MCA Music Ltd. (track 11)
Oriole Music Corp. (track 11)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 14)
Sosahamu Music Inc. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 5)
Thandewye Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 4)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1935) (track 2)
recorded at:
Beltone Studios in New York, New York, United States (1957-12) (tracks 3, 11, 14)
cover recording of:
instrumental recording of:
Good Bait (1957-12) (track 14)
is based on:
Sea Lion Woman (track 7)
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)
part of:
Bells Are Ringing (stage musical) (track 16)
recording of:
Four Women (track 12)
It’s Cold Out Here (Adams / Singleton) (track 15)
Just in Time (Bells Are Ringing) (track 16)
See-Line Woman (track 7)
You Took My Teeth (track 4)
African Mailman (1957-12) (track 8)
Don’t Smoke in Bed (1957-12) (track 11)
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)