chrono about
The Nina Simone Database
Barra
1959: New York
She [Joyce Selznick] wanted to sign me to her label. My agreement with Bethlehem was for only one album, so Colpix moved in and offered me a long-term deal. Max Cohen negotiated it for me and we signed the contract in April. My first album for Colpix was The Amazing Nina Simone, but before it even came out Bethlehem had released a rival, Nina Simone and Her Friends, which contained the few remaining songs that we had decided not to use on Little Girl Blue.
-Nina Simone I Put a Spell On You, Autobiography (DaCapo Press, reprinted 2003)

This is Nina's first session with Colpix. According to the liner notes of The Amazing Nina was "auditioned" by Colpix's Paul Wexler after Columbia Pictures talent scout and famed producer, Joyce Selznick, had brought her to his attention. Nina was immediately signed to a long term contract.
Hecky Krasnow, production
Nina Simone vocal, piano - Bob Mersey conductor of a large band
Blue Prelude Joe Bishop, Gordon Jenkins
1959 [3:24] LP 1 The Amazing Colpix CP/SCP 407 (US)
1989 [3:24] CD 1 The Amazing Official 86002 (DK)
1996 [3:22] CD 1-1 Anthology: The Colpix Years Rhino R2 72567 (US)
1999 [3:22] CD 1 The Amazing + At Town Hall Collectables COL 6206 (US)
2005 [3:24] CD 1 The Amazing [2005 edition] EMI 7243 4 73206 2 0 (UK)
2010 [3:24] CD 2-1 Trilogy NotNow NOT3CD038 (UK)
2011 [3:19] CD 2-1 The Complete (1955-1959) Le Chant du Monde 274 2047.48 (FR)
Can't Get Out of This Mood Loesser, Jimmy McHugh
1959 [2:35] LP 10 The Amazing Colpix CP/SCP 407 (US)
1989 [2:35] CD 10 The Amazing Official 86002 (DK)
1999 [2:33] CD 10 The Amazing + At Town Hall Collectables COL 6206 (US)
2005 [2:35] CD 10 The Amazing [2005 edition] EMI 7243 4 73206 2 0 (UK)
2010 [2:35] CD 2-10 Trilogy NotNow NOT3CD038 (UK)
2011 [2:31] CD 2-10 The Complete (1955-1959) Le Chant du Monde 274 2047.48 (FR)
Children Go Where I Send You Traditional
1959 [2:53] LP 2 The Amazing Colpix CP/SCP 407 (US)
1959 [2:45] single 1 Children Go Where I Send You + Willow Weep for Me Colpix CP 124 (US)
1960 [2:45] single 1 Children Go Where I Send You + It Might As Well Be Spring PYE PP-028 (AU)
1989 [2:53] CD 2 The Amazing Official 86002 (DK)
1992 [2:54] CD 1 The Best of The Colpix Years Roulette CDP 7985842 (US)
1999 [2:52] CD 2 The Amazing + At Town Hall Collectables COL 6206 (US)
2005 [2:53] CD 2 The Amazing [2005 edition] EMI 7243 4 73206 2 0 (UK)
2010 [2:53] CD 2-2 Trilogy NotNow NOT3CD038 (UK)
2011 [2:50] CD 2-2 The Complete (1955-1959) Le Chant du Monde 274 2047.48 (FR)
2018 [2:49] CD 3 The Colpix Singles Rhino (UK)
Chilly Winds Don't Blow H. Krasnow, B. Lovelock
1959 [2:46] LP 8 The Amazing Colpix CP/SCP 407 (US)
1959 [2:39] single 1 Chilly Winds Don't Blow + Solitaire Colpix CP 116 (US)
1959 [2:39] single 2 Chilly Winds Don't Blow + Solitaire PYE International 7N.25029 (UK)
1962 [2:39] single 1 Chilly Winds Don't Blow + In the Evening by the Moonlight Colpix CP 635 (US)
1963 [2:40] single 2 That's Him over There + Chilly Winds Don't Blow Colpix TL 110 (US)
1989 [2:46] CD 8 The Amazing Official 86002 (DK)
1999 [2:43] CD 8 The Amazing + At Town Hall Collectables COL 6206 (US)
2005 [2:46] CD 8 The Amazing [2005 edition] EMI 7243 4 73206 2 0 (UK)
2010 [2:46] CD 2-8 Trilogy NotNow NOT3CD038 (UK)
2011 [2:44] CD 2-8 The Complete (1955-1959) Le Chant du Monde 274 2047.48 (FR)
2018 [2:46] CD 1 The Colpix Singles Rhino (UK)
It Might As Well Be Spring Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers
1959 [3:57] LP 5 The Amazing Colpix CP/SCP 407 (US)
1959 [3:15] single 2 The Other Woman + It Might as Well Be Spring Colpix CP 135 (US)
1960 [3:50] single 2 Children Go Where I Send You + It Might As Well Be Spring PYE PP-028 (AU)
1989 [3:57] CD 5 The Amazing Official 86002 (DK)
1992 [3:58] CD 2 The Best of The Colpix Years Roulette CDP 7985842 (US)
1999 [3:56] CD 5 The Amazing + At Town Hall Collectables COL 6206 (US)
2005 [3:57] CD 5 The Amazing [2005 edition] EMI 7243 4 73206 2 0 (UK)
2010 [3:57] CD 2-5 Trilogy NotNow NOT3CD038 (UK)
2011 [3:53] CD 2-5 The Complete (1955-1959) Le Chant du Monde 274 2047.48 (FR)
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out Jimmie Cox
1960 [2:37] single 1 Nobody Knows You When + Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair Colpix CP 158 (US) first release
1996 [2:41] CD 1-12 Anthology: The Colpix Years Rhino R2 72567 (US) previously released only as single side
2003 [2:42] CD 1-5 Anthology RCA (US)
2005 [2:41] CD 13 Sings Ellington [2005 edition] Emi 7243 4 73220 2 0 (UK) bonus track
2007 [4:36] CD 8 Just Like a Woman Sony Legacy (US)
2008 [2:39] CD 1-4 To Be Free Legacy Recodings 88697 38192 2 (US)
2012 [2:40] CD 2-2 The Complete (1960-1961) Le Chant du Monde 274 2210.11 (FR)
Solitaire King Guion, Renee Borek, Carl Nutter
1959 [3:27] LP 12 The Amazing Colpix CP/SCP 407 (US)
1959 [3:20] single 2 Chilly Winds Don't Blow + Solitaire Colpix CP 116 (US)
1959 [3:20] single 1 Chilly Winds Don't Blow + Solitaire PYE International 7N.25029 (UK)
1989 [3:27] CD 12 The Amazing Official 86002 (DK)
1996 [3:26] CD 1-5 Anthology: The Colpix Years Rhino R2 72567 (US)
1999 [3:28] CD 12 The Amazing + At Town Hall Collectables COL 6206 (US)
2005 [3:27] CD 12 The Amazing [2005 edition] EMI 7243 4 73206 2 0 (UK)
2010 [3:27] CD 2-12 Trilogy NotNow NOT3CD038 (UK)
2011 [3:22] CD 2-12 The Complete (1955-1959) Le Chant du Monde 274 2047.48 (FR)
2018 [3:24] CD 2 The Colpix Singles Rhino (UK)
Stompin' At the Savoy Benny Goodman, Andy Razaf, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb
1959 [2:11] LP 4 The Amazing Colpix CP/SCP 407 (US)
1989 [2:11] CD 4 The Amazing Official 86002 (DK)
1999 [2:11] CD 4 The Amazing + At Town Hall Collectables COL 6206 (US)
2005 [2:11] CD 4 The Amazing [2005 edition] EMI 7243 4 73206 2 0 (UK)
2010 [2:11] CD 2-4 Trilogy NotNow NOT3CD038 (UK)
2011 [2:06] CD 2-4 The Complete (1955-1959) Le Chant du Monde 274 2047.48 (FR)
That's Him Over There Marilyn Bergman, Lew Spence
1959 [2:34] LP 7 The Amazing Colpix CP/SCP 407 (US)
1963 [2:28] single 1 That's Him over There + Chilly Winds Don't Blow Colpix TL 110 (US)
1989 [2:34] CD 7 The Amazing Official 86002 (DK)
1996 [2:33] CD 1-2 Anthology: The Colpix Years Rhino R2 72567 (US)
1999 [2:31] CD 7 The Amazing + At Town Hall Collectables COL 6206 (US)
2005 [2:34] CD 7 The Amazing [2005 edition] EMI 7243 4 73206 2 0 (UK)
2010 [2:34] CD 2-7 Trilogy NotNow NOT3CD038 (UK)
2011 [2:29] CD 2-7 The Complete (1955-1959) Le Chant du Monde 274 2047.48 (FR)
Theme from "Middle of the Night" George Bassman, Chayefsky
1959 [2:32] LP 9 The Amazing Colpix CP/SCP 407 (US)
1989 [2:32] CD 9 The Amazing Official 86002 (DK)
1996 [2:31] CD 1-3 Anthology: The Colpix Years Rhino R2 72567 (US)
1999 [2:30] CD 9 The Amazing + At Town Hall Collectables COL 6206 (US)
2005 [2:32] CD 9 The Amazing [2005 edition] EMI 7243 4 73206 2 0 (UK)
2010 [2:32] CD 2-9 Trilogy NotNow NOT3CD038 (UK)
2011 [2:27] CD 2-9 The Complete (1955-1959) Le Chant du Monde 274 2047.48 (FR)
Tomorrow (We Will Meet Once More) Gale, Silverman
1959 [3:03] LP 3 The Amazing Colpix CP/SCP 407 (US)
1960 [2:56] single 2 Since My Love Has Gone + Tomorrow (We Shall Meet Once More) Colpix CP 151 (US)
1989 [3:03] CD 3 The Amazing Official 86002 (DK)
1999 [3:02] CD 3 The Amazing + At Town Hall Collectables COL 6206 (US)
2005 [3:03] CD 3 The Amazing [2005 edition] EMI 7243 4 73206 2 0 (UK)
2010 [3:03] CD 2-3 Trilogy NotNow NOT3CD038 (UK)
2011 [2:59] CD 2-3 The Complete (1955-1959) Le Chant du Monde 274 2047.48 (FR)
Willow Weep for Me Ann Ronell
1959 [3:16] LP 11 The Amazing Colpix CP/SCP 407 (US)
1959 [3:10] single 2 Children Go Where I Send You + Willow Weep for Me Colpix CP 124 (US)
1989 [3:16] CD 11 The Amazing Official 86002 (DK)
1992 [3:16] CD 3 The Best of The Colpix Years Roulette CDP 7985842 (US)
1996 [3:14] CD 1-4 Anthology: The Colpix Years Rhino R2 72567 (US)
1999 [3:14] CD 11 The Amazing + At Town Hall Collectables COL 6206 (US)
2005 [3:16] CD 11 The Amazing [2005 edition] EMI 7243 4 73206 2 0 (UK)
2010 [3:16] CD 2-11 Trilogy NotNow NOT3CD038 (UK)
2011 [3:10] CD 2-11 The Complete (1955-1959) Le Chant du Monde 274 2047.48 (FR)
2018 [3:10] CD 4 The Colpix Singles Rhino (UK)
You've Been Gone Too Long Brother John Sellers
1959 [2:13] LP 6 The Amazing Colpix CP/SCP 407 (US)
1961 [2:08] single 2 Come On Back, Jack + You've Been Gone Too Long Colpix CP 614 (US)
1963 [2:08] single 2 You've Been Gone Too Long + Stompin' at the Savoy Colpix TL 109 (US)
1989 [2:13] CD 6 The Amazing Official 86002 (DK)
1999 [2:13] CD 6 The Amazing + At Town Hall Collectables COL 6206 (US)
2005 [2:13] CD 6 The Amazing [2005 edition] EMI 7243 4 73206 2 0 (UK)
2010 [2:13] CD 2-6 Trilogy NotNow NOT3CD038 (UK)
2011 [2:08] CD 2-6 The Complete (1955-1959) Le Chant du Monde 274 2047.48 (FR)