Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 I Loves You, Porgy
5 2:32
2 Plain Gold Ring
6:20
3 Pirate Jenny
4 6:38
4 Old Jim Crow
2:40
5 Don’t Smoke in Bed
5:27
6 Go Limp
7:01
7 Mississippi Goddam
4 4:54
8 I Put a Spell on You
5 2:37
9 Tomorrow Is My Turn (L’amour c’est comme un jour)
2:53
10 Ne me quitte pas
4 3:38
11 Marriage Is for Old Folks
3:34
12 July Tree
2:44
13 Gimme Some
3:02
14 Feeling Good
3.5 2:57
15 One September Day
2:51
16 Blues on Purpose (instrumental)
3:18
17 Beautiful Land
1 1:58
18 You’ve Got to Learn (Il faut savoir)
2:44
19 Take Care of Business
2:05

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1965-01) (tracks 9–13, 15, 17–19)
New York, New York, United States (1965-01-15) (tracks 8, 14)
drums:
Bobby Hamilton (percussionist) (1964-03-21) (tracks 4–5)
Bobby Hamilton (percussionist) (1964-04-04) (tracks 3, 6–7)
guitar:
Rudy Stevenson (1964-03-21) (tracks 4–5)
Rudy Stevenson (1964-04-04) (tracks 3, 6–7)
Rudy Stevenson (1965-01) (tracks 9–13, 15, 17–19)
Rudy Stevenson (1965-01-15) (tracks 8, 14)
double bass:
Lisle Atkinson (1964-03-21) (tracks 4–5)
Lisle Atkinson (1964-04-04) (tracks 3, 6–7)
piano:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1964-03-21) (tracks 4–5)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1964-04-04) (tracks 3, 6–7)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1965-01) (tracks 9–13, 15, 17–19)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1965-01-15) (tracks 8, 14)
additional lyricist:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 6)
arranger:
Hal Mooney (tracks 8, 10–12, 14–15, 17)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 3–7)
Horace Ott (tracks 9, 13, 18–19)
composer:
Charles Aznavour (track 9)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 6–7, 7)
Kurt Weill (track 3)
Jacques Brel (track 10)
Willard Robison (tracks 5, 5)
conductor:
Hal Mooney (1965-01) (tracks 10–12, 15, 17)
Horace Ott (1965-01) (tracks 9, 13, 18–19)
Hal Mooney (1965-01-15) (tracks 8, 14)
lead vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1964-03-21) (tracks 4–5)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1964-04-04) (tracks 3, 6–7)
lyricist:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 7, 7)
Bertolt Brecht (track 3)
Jacques Brel (track 10)
Alex Comfort (track 6)
Willard Robison (tracks 5, 5)
Yves Stéphane (track 9)
producer:
Hal Mooney (tracks 8–15, 17–19)
translator:
Marc Blitzstein (track 3)
Marcel Stellman (track 9)
vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1965-01) (tracks 9–13, 15, 17–19)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1965-01-15) (tracks 8, 14)
writer:
Jackie Alper (track 4)
Leslie Bricusse (tracks 14, 17)
Ron Vander Groef (track 4)
Irma Jurist (track 12)
Eve Merriam (track 12)
Anthony Newley (tracks 14, 17)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 4)
publisher:
Oriole Music Corp. (tracks 5, 5)
Sam Fox Publishing Company (tracks 4, 6–7, 7)
WCM France (track 10)
EMI Unart Catalog Inc. (1956) (track 8)
EMI United Partnership Ltd. (1956) (track 8)
recorded at:
Carnegie Hall in New York, New York, United States (1964-03-21) (tracks 4–5)
Carnegie Hall in New York, New York, United States (1964-04-04) (tracks 3, 6–7)
remixes:
sampled by:
"A Oração do Amor" by Iras (track 14)
For You by Serena Ryder (track 8)
How I Feel by Wax Tailor (track 14)
New Day by Jay-Z & Kanye West (track 14)
cover recording of:
Ne me quitte pas (original French version) (1965-01) (track 10)
Feeling Good (1965-01-15) (track 14)
I Put a Spell on You (1965-01-15) (track 8)
is the basis for:
Ma Tetrikini Heik (track 10)
later translated parody versions:
Das "Sausack"-Lied (track 10)
later translated versions:
Ala vetää vaan (track 10)
Bitte geh nicht fort (Ne me quitte pas) (german translation: Klaus Hoffmann) (track 10)
Bitte geh’ nicht fort (Ne me quitte pas) (german translation: Max Colpet) (track 10)
Don’t Leave (track 10)
Em sento bé (track 14)
Ethän lähde pois (track 10)
Geh nicht fort von mir (german translation: Heinz Riedel) (track 10)
If You Go Away (track 10)
Jos nyt menet pois (track 10)
Laat me niet alleen (track 10)
Ne me quitte pas (Spanish translation) (track 10)
Ne me quitte pas (english translation: Des De Moor) (track 10)
Nie opuszczaj mnie (Ne me quitte pas) (track 10)
No em deixis, no (track 10)
Não me deixes mais (track 10)
行かないで (track 10)
later versions:
live cover recording of:
The Threepenny Opera: Pirate Jenny (Marc Blitzstein translation) (1964-04-04) (track 3)
live recording of:
Don’t Smoke in Bed (1964-03-21) (track 5)
Old Jim Crow (1964-03-21) (track 4)
Go Limp (1964-04-04) (track 6)
Mississippi Goddam (1964-04-04) (track 7)
orchestration of:
Go Limp (track 6)
part of:
recording of:
Mississippi Goddam (track 7)
Beautiful Land (1965-01) (track 17)
July Tree (1965-01) (track 12)
Tomorrow Is My Turn (1965-01) (track 9)
translated version of: