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)
membranophone:
Bobby Hamilton (percussionist) (1964-03-21) (tracks 1, 4–5)
Bobby Hamilton (percussionist) (1964-04-04) (tracks 3, 6–7)
Bobby Hamilton (percussionist) (1964-04-06) (track 2)
guitar:
Rudy Stevenson (1964-03-21) (tracks 1, 4–5)
Rudy Stevenson (1964-04-04) (tracks 3, 6–7)
Rudy Stevenson (1964-04-06) (track 2)
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 1, 4–5)
Lisle Atkinson (1964-04-04) (tracks 3, 6–7)
Lisle Atkinson (1964-04-06) (track 2)
piano:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1964-03-21) (tracks 1, 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) (1964-04-06) (track 2)
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)
Horace Ott (tracks 9, 13, 18–19)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 1–7)
composer:
Charles Aznavour (track 9)
Jacques Brel (track 10)
Earl Burroughs (tracks 2, 2)
George Gershwin (composer) (tracks 1, 1)
George Stone (composer) (tracks 2, 2)
Kurt Weill (track 3)
Willard Robison (tracks 5, 5)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 6–7, 7)
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 1, 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) (1964-04-06) (track 2)
lyricist:
Jacques Brel (track 10)
George Stone (composer) (tracks 2, 2)
Bertolt Brecht (track 3)
Alex Comfort (track 6)
Ira Gershwin (tracks 1, 1)
DuBose Heyward (tracks 1, 1)
Willard Robison (tracks 5, 5)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (tracks 7, 7)
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:
Gema (German rights society; do not use this as a label or work publisher!) (track 3)
MCA Music Ltd. (tracks 5, 5)
Oriole Music Corp. (tracks 5, 5)
Sam Fox Publishing Company (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (tracks 4, 6–7, 7)
Thandewye Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (tracks 2, 2)
Universal Edition Ltd. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 3)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1935) (tracks 1, 1)
EMI Unart Catalog Inc. (1956) (track 8)
EMI United Partnership Ltd. (1956) (track 8)
Hank Snow Music (1959-09-21) (tracks 2, 2)
recorded at:
Carnegie Hall in New York, New York, United States (1964-03-21) (tracks 1, 4–5)
Carnegie Hall in New York, New York, United States (1964-04-04) (tracks 3, 6–7)
Carnegie Hall in New York, New York, United States (1964-04-06) (track 2)
has 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)
Kumm hoit mi Porgy (tracks 1, 1)
Laat me niet alleen (track 10)
Ne me quitte pas (english translation: Des De Moor) (track 10)
Ne me quitte pas (Spanish translation) (track 10)
Nie opuszczaj mnie (Ne me quitte pas) (track 10)
No em deixis, no (track 10)
No me dejes 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)
I Loves You, Porgy (1964-03-21) (track 1)
Old Jim Crow (1964-03-21) (track 4)
Go Limp (1964-04-04) (track 6)
Mississippi Goddam (1964-04-04) (track 7)
Plain Gold Ring (1964-04-06) (track 2)
orchestration of:
Go Limp (track 6)
part of:
recording of:
I Loves You, Porgy (track 1)
Mississippi Goddam (track 7)
Plain Gold Ring (track 2)
Beautiful Land (1965-01) (track 17)
July Tree (1965-01) (track 12)
Tomorrow Is My Turn (1965-01) (track 9)
referred to in medleys:
Francia (edit) (track 10)
Porgy and Bess Suite (tracks 1, 1)
translated version of: