My Baby Just Cares For Me
Nina Simone (vcl, p), Jimmy Bond (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)
Nina Simones Complete Studio Debut Recording and Definitive Album!
Contains The Complete Album Little Girl Blue (Bethlehem)
Includes as bonus track the alternate take of My Baby Just Cares For Me
This outstanding release features Nina Simones complete New York, 1957 trio session with Jimmy Bond on bass, Albert Tootie Heath on drums and Simone accompanying herself on piano. This edition marks the first time that all fifteen of these tracks (including the extended alternate take of My Baby Just Cares For Me) are available on one CD.
Of the 82 studio sessions and live performances that make up Simones discography, this date marks her very first recording. To say that her studio debut was a success would be a terrible understatement. At 25-years old, Simones performance boasted all the passion and ebullience of youth, and all the skill and grace of a seasoned veteran. There are many who consider this session Simones finest recording.
01. Mood indigo
02. Dont smoke in bed
03. He needs me
04. Little girl blue
05. Love me or leave me
06. My baby just cares for me
07. Good bait
08. Plain gold ring
09. Youll never walk alone
10. I love you Porgy
11. Central Park blues
12. Hes got the world in his hands
13. For all we know
14. African mailman
15. My baby just cares for me (Alternate Take)
Recorded in NYC, 1957