chrono about
The Nina Simone Database
Barra

Nobody Knows You When + Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair

 
 

Colpix CP 158 (1960 US)

Nobody Knows You When You's Down and Out - Miss Simone turns in the blues based tune in good style. She's supported by her piano with a triplet rhythm on the drums. Side tends to build nicely. Can get spins.
Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair - Here's a tune taken from the gal's album "Nina Simone at Town Hall." It starts with a big piano flourish which is followed by a highly stylized vocal.
-Billboard 27 June 1960

This single made the R&B Top 30 in 1960.

Tracks sorted by number (sort by session or by title)
 1 [2:37] Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out   Jimmie Cox first release

 2 [3:23] Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair   Traditional