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Bethlehem BCP 6041 (1960 US)

This is a collective album with Chris Connor and Carmen McRae. Contains four tracks by Nina, from the same session as Little Girl Blue, three of which were at the time unpublished. According Nina this Bethlehem LP was published after Nina signed with Colpix and before first Nina LP for Colpix The Amazing (July 1959).

Nina Simone is featured on only four tracks, and these sides are culled from her previous album on this label. The other artists are Chris Connor and Carmen McRae, who also have four sides each, and these are from early albums on this label. Fans of the gal singers may show interest.
-Billboard 29 February 1960

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Tracks sorted by number (sort by session or by title)
 1 [3:09] He's Got the Whole World in His Hand   Traditional

 4 [4:06] I Loves You Porgy   George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward

 7 [3:58] For All We Know   Coots, Lewis

 10 [3:04] African Mailman   Nina Simone

Liner Notes
Nina Simone has come a long way towards stardom since her hit "I Loves You, Porgy", from her album BCP 6028 [Jazz As Played], a record which brought her national prominence overnight. Nina today is one of the most sought after nightclub and concert entertainers. She is definitely not an "also ran", like so many contemporary artists, who after one hit return into obscurity. Her voice is so full of true emotion, of a sincere and honest feeling, that one cannot help giving her the fullest attention. On these sides Nina Simone accompanies herself on the piano, supported by Albert Heath on Drums and Jimmy Bond on Bass. While she is now a nationally known artist, her following will continue to grow and she will be among the truly great Pop-Jazz vocalists of our time, known the world over.