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1956: Atlantic City (US-NJ) (demo)
I went ahead with the club dates, which were just the same as ever except for the fact that one night, without my knowing it, somebody recorded one of my sets. That night I sang "I Loves You Porgy", "Since My Lover Has Gone", "Black is the Color", "Lovin' Woman" and "Baubles, Bangles and Beads", and the recording appeared years later [1964] as a pirate album called Starring Nina Simone. I had to take the record label to court in 1965 to stop them selling it. So the first album I ever made was a pirate that I never got paid for and knew nothing about.
-Nina Simone, I Put a Spell On You, Autobiography (DaCapo Press, reprinted 2003)

See Early Recordings for more info.
Nina Simone vocal, piano
I Loves You Porgy George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
1964 [5:06] LP 1 Starring Nina Simone Spinorama M 130 (US)
1964 [5:06] LP 1 Nina Simone "Live" Coronet CXS-242 (US)
1965 [5:00] LP 1 Nina Simone Strand SL/SLS 1130 (US)
2011 [5:07] CD 1-15 The Complete (1955-1959) Le Chant du Monde 274 2047.48 (FR)
Since My Love Has Gone Aaron Neville, Wasserman
1964 [3:52] LP 2 Starring Nina Simone Spinorama M 130 (US)
1964 [3:36] LP 2 Nina Simone "Live" Coronet CXS-242 (US)
1965 [3:44] LP 2 Nina Simone Strand SL/SLS 1130 (US)
2011 [3:49] CD 1-16 The Complete (1955-1959) Le Chant du Monde 274 2047.48 (FR)
Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair Traditional
1964 [3:37] LP 3 Starring Nina Simone Spinorama M 130 (US)
1964 [3:39] LP 3 Nina Simone "Live" Coronet CXS-242 (US)
1965 [3:31] LP 3 Nina Simone Strand SL/SLS 1130 (US)
2011 [3:36] CD 1-17 The Complete (1955-1959) Le Chant du Monde 274 2047.48 (FR)
Loving Woman is Waste of Time Cecil Anderson
1964 [2:19] LP 4 Starring Nina Simone Spinorama M 130 (US) listed as "Lovin' Woman"
1964 [2:22] LP 4 Nina Simone "Live" Coronet CXS-242 (US) listed as "Lovin' Woman"
1965 EP 2 Bravo! Bravo! BR 362 (UK) listed as "Lovin' Woman"
1965 [2:17] LP 4 Nina Simone Strand SL/SLS 1130 (US) listed as "Lovin' Woman"
1991 [2:26] CD 6 Nina Royal Collection RC 83138 (IL) listed as 'Little Lisa Jane'
1994 [2:28] CD 6 Fine & Mellow Broad Music BRCD 035 (AU) listed as "Loving Woman"
2011 [2:17] CD 1-18 The Complete (1955-1959) Le Chant du Monde 274 2047.48 (FR) listed as "Lovin' Woman"
Baubles, Bangles and Beads George Forrest, Robert Wright
1964 [3:16] LP 5 Starring Nina Simone Spinorama M 130 (US)
1964 [3:18] LP 5 Nina Simone "Live" Coronet CXS-242 (US)
1965 [3:10] LP 5 Nina Simone Strand SL/SLS 1130 (US)
2011 [3:16] CD 1-19 The Complete (1955-1959) Le Chant du Monde 274 2047.48 (FR)