The Amazing Nina Simone

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The Amazing Nina Simone
Studio album by Nina Simone
Released 1959
Recorded New York City 1959
Genre Vocal Jazz, jazz, blues, Gospel
Label Colpix
Producer Hecky Krasnow
Nina Simone chronology
Nina Simone and Her Friends
The Amazing Nina Simone
Nina Simone at Town Hall

The Amazing Nina Simone is an album by Jazz singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone. It was her first album for the label Colpix Records, which would quickly be followed by 8 albums on the same label, before signing with Philips Records in 1964. The album very much oozes the atmosphere of cool jazz, in accordance with the image she had on her debut album, Little Girl Blue (1958) for Bethlehem Records. It also has some gospel songs on it, for example "Children Go Where I Send You".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blue Prelude" (Joe Bishop, Gordon Jenkins) - 3:15
  2. "Children Go Where I Send You" (Simone, Traditional) - 2:45
  3. "Tomorrow (We Will Meet Once More)" (Jerry Silverman, Stephen Gale) - 2:56
  4. "Stompin' at the Savoy" (Benny Goodman, Andy Razaf, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb) - 2:05
  5. "It Might as Well Be Spring" (Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers) - 3:50
  6. "You've Been Gone Too Long" (Brother John Sellers) - 2:08
  7. "That's Him Over There" (Lew Spence, Marilyn Keith) - 2:28
  8. "Chilly Winds Don't Blow" (William Lovelock, Hecky Krasnow) - 2:40
  9. "Theme From Middle of the Night" (George Bassman, Paddy Chayefsky) - 2:25
  10. "Can't Get Out of This Mood" (Frank Loesser, Jimmy McHugh) - 2:30
  11. "Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronell) - 3:10
  12. "Solitaire" (King Guion, Carl Nutter, Renee Borek) - 3:20