NINA SIMONE AND HER FRIENDS
Nina Simone has come a long way towards stardom since her hit “I Loves You, Porgy”, from her album BCP 6028, 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.
- Nina Simone: vocals, piano, arrangements
- Jimmy Bond: double bass
- Albert “Tootie” Heath: drums
- Chuck Stewart: photography
- Label: Bethlehem, 1959
- Recording session: Beltone Studios – New York City – December 1957
- Catalog numer: BCP-6041