Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 My Baby Just Cares for Me
3:40
2 Love Me or Leave Me
5 3:27
3 Mood Indigo
4:08
4 It Don’t Mean a Thing
2:31
5 Angel of the Morning
3:20
6 Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
2:58
7 The Gal From Joe’s
2:13
8 I Like the Sunrise
3:06
9 Work Song
4 2:39
10 You Better Know It
2:25
11 I Loves You, Porgy
4:14
12 He Needs Me
2:33
13 Little Girl Blue
4:21
14 Spring Is Here
4:26
15 Since My Love Is Gone
4:02
16 Don’t Smoke in Bed
3:15
17 Black Is the Color
3:13
18 Solitude
3:49

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1957-12) (tracks 1–2, 11–13, 16)
New York, New York, United States (1961) (track 9)
drums (drum set):
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1957-12) (tracks 1–2, 11–12, 16)
Bobby Hamilton (percussionist) (1961) (track 9)
membranophone:
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1957-12) (track 13)
guitar:
Al Schackman (1961) (track 9)
bass:
Jimmy Bond (1957-12) (tracks 1–2, 11–13, 16)
Chris White (jazz bassist) (1961) (track 9)
piano:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (tracks 1–2, 11–13, 16)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1961) (track 9)
composer:
Nat Adderley (tracks 9, 9)
Walter Donaldson (tracks 1, 1–2)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 7)
George Gershwin (composer) (track 11)
Arthur Hamilton (track 12)
Irving Mills (track 7)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 17)
Willard Robison (track 16)
Chip Taylor (track 5)
Barney Bigard (1930) (track 3)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1930) (track 3)
Richard Rodgers (1935) (track 13)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1943) (track 6)
lead vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 5)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (track 11)
lyricist:
Arthur Hamilton (track 12)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 17)
Oscar Brown Jr. (tracks 9, 9)
Ira Gershwin (track 11)
DuBose Heyward (track 11)
Gus Kahn (tracks 1, 1–2)
Willard Robison (track 16)
Chip Taylor (track 5)
Irving Mills (1930) (track 3)
Lorenz Hart (1935) (track 13)
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith "Bob" Russell) (1943) (track 6)
producer:
Cal Lampley (track 9)
vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (tracks 1–2, 11–13, 16)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1961) (track 9)
phonographic copyright by:
Bethlehem Records (50s Jazz Label) (1958) (tracks 1–2, 11–13)
Philips (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (1964) (track 16)
BMG Music (not for release label use!) (1971) (track 5)
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:
Chappell Music Co. Inc. (tracks 1, 1)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 13)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 1, 1–2)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 5)
Gus Kahn Music Co. (tracks 1, 1)
MCA Music Ltd. (track 16)
Music Sales Corporation (American copyright holder in both popular and classical music) (track 6)
Oriole Music Corp. (track 16)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 6)
T.B. Harms (US sheet music publisher 1875 sold to Warner Brothers 1929 sold to Welk Music 1970) (track 13)
Tobago Music Co. (tracks 1, 1)
Unichappell Music (track 5)
EMI Mills Music Inc. (1930) (track 3)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (1930) (track 3)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1935) (track 11)
recorded at:
Beltone Studios in New York, New York, United States (1957-12) (tracks 1–2, 12–13, 16)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 3103) (track 17)
arrangements:
Black Is the Color (track 17)
Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair (Arranged by Nina Simone) (track 17)
cover recording of:
Mood Indigo (1930 jazz composition and song) (track 3)
Work Song (lyrics added by Oscar Brown Jr.) (1961) (track 9)
later translated versions:
Kumm hoit mi Porgy (track 11)
À vos quinze ans (track 13)
later versions:
part of:
Jumbo (track 13)
recording of:
The Gal From Joe's (track 7)
Don’t Smoke in Bed (1957-12) (track 16)
He Needs Me (1957-12) (track 12)
I Loves You, Porgy (1957-12) (track 11)
Little Girl Blue (1957-12) (track 13)
Love Me or Leave Me (1957-12) (track 2)
My Baby Just Cares for Me (1957-12) (track 1)
Work Song (lyrics added by Oscar Brown Jr.) (1961) (track 9)
referred to in medleys:
version of:
Work Song (original instrumental) (tracks 9, 9)