American recording artist Nina Simone will become one of the newest members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, when the class of 2018 gets inducted this spring. To celebrate that accomplishment and to mark the 60th anniversary of her first recordings, BMG/Bethlehem Records has compiled a brand new 14-track release titled "Mood Indigo: The Complete Bethlehem Singles." All the tracks on this new release have been remastered as you can hear the fresh, young vocals of Nina Simone as she takes her first steps to stardom.
The new compilation begins with her first single "I Loves You, Porgy," the George and Ira Gershwin classic. With just a few simple notes on the piano, Simone makes this song her own with her warm, tender, emotional vocals. This is followed by the up-tempo, B-side "Love Me or Leave Me" and the slow waltz of Rodgers & Hart's "Little Girl Blue." Simone will get your heart pumping with the swinging rhythm of her classic cover of "Mood Indigo" and then showcases her skills on the piano with the smooth jazz appeal of "Good Bait," before closing the new release with an alternative take of "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" and Nina Simone's final single release for Bethlehem Records, "My Baby Just Cares For Me." To find out more about the new compilation "Mood Indigo: The Complete Bethlehem Singles" from Nina Simone, please visit ninasimone.com.