chrono about
The Nina Simone Database
Barra
1955: Philadelphia (US-PA)
No info on musicians, date or location. These recordings are possibly the earliest existing. The songs were recorded "live", meaning in one take, probably during a rehearsal. Although originally not intended for release, Andy Stroud had strings added to eight tracks (arranged by Monk Higgins), released as "Gifted and Black" in 1970.
Other songs from the same session are: "Baubles, Bangles and Beads", "Mountain Greenery", a short vocal version of "The Thrill is Gone", "You Don't Know What Love Is" and a second version of "Near to You".
One song, "You Don't Know What Love Is" is included on two Any Stroud productions: "Tribute to Billie Holiday" (2008) and "The Definitive Rarities Collection" (2009).
-Roger Nupie, personal communication
Nina Simone piano, vocal
Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair Traditional
1970 [3:06] LP 1 Gifted & Black Canyon 7705 (US) with strings added
1972 [3:06] LP 1-1 Black is the Color Trip TLP-8021(2) (US) with strings added
1977 [3:07] LP 1 Town Hall Revisited Trip 5057 (US) with strings added
1977 [3:06] LP 1-1 Black is the Color Festival Album 266 (FR) with strings added
1988 [3:10] CD 8 Ne Me Quitte Pas Mode 670030 (FR) with strings added
1990 [3:07] CD 3-13 51 Great Jazz Performances That's Jazz TJ401 with strings added listed as "Black is the Colour"
1990 [3:01] CD 10 Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me Tring International PLC GRF022 (UK) with strings added
1990 [3:09] CD 19 My Baby Just Cares for Me The Entertainers CD 0266 with strings added
1991 [3:06] CD 2 Ain't Got No, I Got Life Midget MCD 91007-2 (NL) with strings added
1993 [3:13] CD 17 Nina Simone Koch Praesent CD399532B3 (DE) with strings added
1993 [3:13] CD 17 My Baby Just Cares for Me Legend WZ 90091 with strings added
1994 [3:04] CD 2-15 The Tomato Collection Tomato R2 71712 with strings added
2009 [3:06] CD 1 Gifted & Black + Live at Berkeley Charly SNAP 300 (UK) with strings added
I Loves You Porgy George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
1970 [3:59] LP 5 Gifted & Black Canyon 7705 (US) with strings added
1972 [3:59] LP 1-5 Black is the Color Trip TLP-8021(2) (US) with strings added
1977 [3:59] LP 1-5 Black is the Color Festival Album 266 (FR) with strings added
1988 [4:03] CD 12 Ne Me Quitte Pas Mode 670030 (FR) with strings added
1991 [4:02] CD 7 Ain't Got No, I Got Life Midget MCD 91007-2 (NL) with strings added
2009 [3:59] CD 5 Gifted & Black + Live at Berkeley Charly SNAP 300 (UK) with strings added
Near to You Richard Adler, Jerry Ross
1970 [4:22] LP 7 Gifted & Black Canyon 7705 (US) with strings added
1972 [4:22] LP 1-7 Black is the Color Trip TLP-8021(2) (US) with strings added
1977 [4:22] LP 1-7 Black is the Color Festival Album 266 (FR) with strings added
1988 [4:26] CD 14 Ne Me Quitte Pas Mode 670030 (FR) with strings added
1990 [4:26] CD 2-5 51 Great Jazz Performances That's Jazz TJ401 with strings added
1993 [4:25] CD 15 Something to Live For Drive CD 3534 (CH) with strings added
1993 [4:25] CD 15 Something to Live For Drive CD 3534 (CH) with strings added
1994 [4:19] CD 2-7 The Tomato Collection Tomato R2 71712 with strings added
2009 [4:22] CD 7 Gifted & Black + Live at Berkeley Charly SNAP 300 (UK) with strings added
Near to You Richard Adler, Jerry Ross second version
Remind Me Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern
1970 [3:41] LP 6 Gifted & Black Canyon 7705 (US) with strings added
1972 [3:41] LP 1-6 Black is the Color Trip TLP-8021(2) (US) with strings added
1977 [3:41] LP 1-6 Black is the Color Festival Album 266 (FR) with strings added
1988 [3:44] CD 13 Ne Me Quitte Pas Mode 670030 (FR) with strings added
1990 [3:40] CD 4-3 51 Great Jazz Performances That's Jazz TJ401 with strings added
1994 [3:39] CD 1-10 The Tomato Collection Tomato R2 71712 with strings added
2009 [3:41] CD 6 Gifted & Black + Live at Berkeley Charly SNAP 300 (UK) with strings added
Since My Love Has Gone Aaron Neville, Wasserman
1965 EP 1 Bravo! Bravo! BR 362 (UK) with strings added
1970 [3:57] LP 2 Gifted & Black Canyon 7705 (US) with strings added
1972 [3:57] LP 1-2 Black is the Color Trip TLP-8021(2) (US) with strings added
1977 [3:57] LP 1-2 Black is the Color Festival Album 266 (FR) with strings added
1988 [3:59] CD 9 Ne Me Quitte Pas Mode 670030 (FR) with strings added
1990 [3:58] CD 1-12 51 Great Jazz Performances That's Jazz TJ401 with strings added
1990 [3:58] CD 17 My Baby Just Cares for Me The Entertainers CD 0266 with strings added
1993 [3:57] CD 10 Something to Live For Drive CD 3534 (CH) with strings added
1993 [4:02] CD 15 Nina Simone Koch Praesent CD399532B3 (DE) with strings added
1993 [3:57] CD 10 Something to Live For Drive CD 3534 (CH) with strings added
1993 [4:02] CD 15 My Baby Just Cares for Me Legend WZ 90091 with strings added
1994 [3:52] CD 2-14 The Tomato Collection Tomato R2 71712 with strings added
2009 [3:57] CD 2 Gifted & Black + Live at Berkeley Charly SNAP 300 (UK) with strings added
The Thrill Is Gone Lew Brown, Ray Henderson
1970 [5:32] LP 8 Gifted & Black Canyon 7705 (US) with strings added
1972 [5:32] LP 1-8 Black is the Color Trip TLP-8021(2) (US) with strings added
1977 [5:32] LP 1-8 Black is the Color Festival Album 266 (FR) with strings added
1988 [5:30] CD 15 Ne Me Quitte Pas Mode 670030 (FR) with strings added
1990 [5:35] CD 1-5 51 Great Jazz Performances That's Jazz TJ401 with strings added
2009 [5:32] CD 8 Gifted & Black + Live at Berkeley Charly SNAP 300 (UK) with strings added
The Thrill Is Gone Lew Brown, Ray Henderson short vocal version
Blue Prelude Joe Bishop, Gordon Jenkins
1970 [4:36] LP 3 Gifted & Black Canyon 7705 (US) with strings added
1972 [4:36] LP 1-3 Black is the Color Trip TLP-8021(2) (US) with strings added
1977 [4:36] LP 1-3 Black is the Color Festival Album 266 (FR) with strings added
1988 [4:38] CD 10 Ne Me Quitte Pas Mode 670030 (FR) with strings added
1990 [4:37] CD 2-13 51 Great Jazz Performances That's Jazz TJ401 with strings added
1993 [4:38] CD 11 Something to Live For Drive CD 3534 (CH) with strings added
1993 [4:38] CD 11 Something to Live For Drive CD 3534 (CH) with strings added
1994 [4:36] CD 1-15 The Tomato Collection Tomato R2 71712 with strings added
2009 [4:36] CD 3 Gifted & Black + Live at Berkeley Charly SNAP 300 (UK) with strings added
Mountain Greenery Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
Spring Is Here Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
1970 [4:19] LP 4 Gifted & Black Canyon 7705 (US) with strings added
1972 [4:19] LP 1-4 Black is the Color Trip TLP-8021(2) (US) with strings added
1977 [4:19] LP 1-4 Black is the Color Festival Album 266 (FR) with strings added
1988 [4:18] CD 11 Ne Me Quitte Pas Mode 670030 (FR) with strings added
1990 [4:19] CD 1-4 51 Great Jazz Performances That's Jazz TJ401 with strings added
1990 [4:22] CD 10 My Baby Just Cares for Me The Entertainers CD 0266 with strings added
1993 [4:21] CD 12 Something to Live For Drive CD 3534 (CH) with strings added
1993 [4:21] CD 12 Something to Live For Drive CD 3534 (CH) with strings added
1993 [4:25] CD 14 Nina Simone Koch Praesent CD399532B3 (DE) with strings added
1993 [4:25] CD 14 My Baby Just Cares for Me Legend WZ 90091 with strings added
1994 [4:14] CD 2-3 The Tomato Collection Tomato R2 71712 with strings added
2009 [4:19] CD 4 Gifted & Black + Live at Berkeley Charly SNAP 300 (UK) with strings added
You Don't Know What Love Is Don Raye, Gene DePaul
2008 [4:55] MP3 10 Tribute to Billie Holiday Artwork Media (US)
2009 [4:55] MP3 45 The Definitive Rarities Collection Artwork Media (US)
Baubles, Bangles and Beads George Forrest, Robert Wright