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The Nina Simone Database

Nina Simone

Strand SL/SLS 1130 (1965 US)

This is the third reincarnation of "... the first album I ever made ... a pirate that I never got paid for and knew nothing about". Other five tracks are by Pat Thomas. Previously same five Nina's tracks were published as Starring Nina Simone and Nina Simone live. See Strand Album Discography by Mike Callahan.

See also Early recordings.
See all release of this album.
Tracks sorted by number (sort by session or by title)
 1 [5:00] I Loves You Porgy   George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward

 2 [3:44] Since My Love Has Gone   Aaron Neville, Wasserman

 3 [3:31] Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair   Traditional

 4 [2:17] Loving Woman is Waste of Time   Cecil Anderson listed as "Lovin' Woman"

 5 [3:10] Baubles, Bangles and Beads   George Forrest, Robert Wright

Liner Notes
One of the most versatile of all female singers is the fabulous Nina Simone. In the past few years her rise to stardom has been amazing, and she is being rated along with the old-time female greats.

Her repertoire if songs runs the gamut of pop, folk, blues--to the rhytm stylings.

We invite you to join with us in enjoyng a real treat--listening to the offerings of a truly great artist--Nina Simone.

Featured with Miss Simone on this album are the song stylings of Miss Pat Thomas. Miss Thomas is one of the country's leading female singers, and is also noted as being one of the top recording artists in the field today.