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Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue


Analogue Productions



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AAPJ 083-45
UPC: 753088008375
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

Note: 200 Gram

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Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original stereo analog master tapes!

Heavyweight tip-on gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing

Plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings


For more information on Little Girl Blue and the life and times of Nina Simone, see Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone by Nadine Cohodas, The University of North Carolina Press, 2010.

"MoFi's One-Step aside, 200g vinyl at 45 rpm appears to be the ultimate in audiophile formats. On the strength of this edition — which I've heard countless times on standard pressings — one could easily be converted to 45rpm, despite the cost. Even as a regular LP, Simone's 1957 debut is a milestone among jazz vocal albums. Her 'Porgy' would have brought tears to the Gershwins' eyes, while 'My Baby just Cares For Me' is one of the genre's most celebrated titles. Backed by bass and drums, her piano is as big a star as her voice, while 'You'll Never Walk Alone' will cause you to shudder at the thought of the Liverpool supporters massacring it." — Sound Quality: 90% — Ken Kessler, Hi Fi News, October 2018

Little Girl Blue was Nina Simone's debut release. Bethlehem founder Gus Wildi, taken with the uniquely beautiful quality of her voice, gave her complete control over song selection, backing musicians, arrangements and production of the recording. Nina and her rhythm section recorded the entire album plus three additional tracks in just one session. In her biography of Nina, Nadine Cohodas recounts engineer Irv Greeenbaum's recollection of that day: "Nothing like Nina's artistry had ever happened before ... Her voice and the keyboard playing were so rich and interesting that they could have stood alone."

Little Girl Blue documents Nina Simone's unparalleled and idiosyncratic musical persona at a particularly vibrant, formative stage, and helped launch her on a trajectory with more than its share of personal and professional trials and triumphs.

Now with Analogue Production's 45 RPM release, the best-sounding version of this historic album gives listeners an even richer sonic experience. The dead-quiet double-LP, with the music spread over four sides of vinyl, reduces distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately.

Engineer — Irv Greenbaum

Recorded late fall, 1957, at Beltone Studio, New York, NY

Nina Simone, piano and vocals
Jimmy Bond, bass
Albert "Tootsie" Heath, drums


1. Mood Indigo
2. Don’t Smoke In Bed
3. He Needs Me
4. Little Girl Blue
5. Love Me Or Leave Me
6. My Baby Just Cares For Me
7. Good Bait
8. Plain Gold Ring
9. You’ll Never Walk Alone
10. Porgy
11. Central Park Blues

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Head-Turning Moment

posted on 01/25/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: ShockTop
I put this album on and as soon as Nina started to sing, my head whipped around to look at the speakers. If the speakers could talk, I'm sure they would have said, "I know, right?!". Amazing.

Wow! Just WOW!

posted on 08/17/2018
5 Stars
Reviewer: Raymon Fundora
Little Girl Blue has never sounded better. It’s clear, and sound separation is spectacular. Just stunning.

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