Nina Simone - Nina Simone
Track Listing
  1. Mood Indigo
  2. Don't Smoke in Bed
  3. He Needs Me
  4. Little Girl Blue
  5. Love Me or Leave Me
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  1. Mood Indigo
  2. Don't Smoke in Bed
  3. He Needs Me
  4. Little Girl Blue
  5. Love Me or Leave Me
  6. My Baby Just Cares for Me
  7. Good Bait
  8. Plain Gold Ring
  9. You'll Never Walk Alone
  10. I Loves You, Porgy
  11. Central Park Blues
  12. He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
  13. For All We Know
  14. African Mailman
  15. My Baby Just Cares for Me
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Nina Simone's first official album, 1958's Jazz as Played in an Exclusive Side Street Club, is pure perfection, an amazing accomplishment for a 24-year-old pianist arranging and singing studio renditions of songs from her live set. Captured here are moments of intrigue, as Simone magically takes the listener through musical caverns that want to be explored again with repeated spins. The rendition of "Plain Gold Ring" is exotic and draws the listener back, just as the Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart classic "Little Girl Blue" ...