Nina Simone and Her Friends


Nina Simone and Her Friends
Nina Simone and Her Friends
Studio album by Nina Simone
Released 1959
Recorded New York City, 1957
Genre Jazz
Label Bethlehem
Nina Simone chronology
Little Girl Blue
(1958)
Nina Simone and Her Friends
(1959)
The Amazing Nina Simone
(1959)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Nina Simone and Her Friends is an album that contains songs by Jazz singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933-2003). The album was, however, released after Nina Simone left Bethlehem Records and without her knowing. It contains songs that were left over after the recording sessions for her debut album Little Girl Blue (1958), as well as songs by artists Chris Connor and Carmen McRae, four songs each.

Contents

Information about songs on this album

  • "I Loves You Porgy", the version of this song on "Little Girl Blue" became a Billboard Chart top 20 hit in 1957.
  • "African Mailman", an instrumental song.

Track listing

  1. "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands"
  2. "I Loves You Porgy"
  3. "For All We Know"
  4. "African Mailman"

+ four tracks by Chris Connor

+ four tracks by Carmen McRae (including "Too Much In Love To Care")

Personnel

References


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