Nina Simone and Piano

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Nina Simone and Piano!
Studio album by Nina Simone
Released 1969
Recorded September 16 & October 1, 1968
Studio RCA Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz, blues, folk
Label RCA Victor
Producer Stroud Productions (Andrew Stroud)
Nina Simone chronology
'Nuff Said!
(1968)'Nuff Said!1968
Nina Simone and Piano!
To Love Somebody
(1969)To Love Somebody1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Nina Simone and Piano! is an album by American jazz singer-songwriter and pianist Nina Simone.

On this concept album we only hear Simone's voice accompanied by her own piano playing, the album was critically acclaimed, but sold badly. Part of this was because the previous album 'Nuff Said! (1968), featured a surprise hit single ("Ain't Got No-I Got Life"), raising expectations which the concept driven And Piano! could not measure up to.

Nina was very fond of this album, stating in Mojo magazine that instead of being remembered by "My Baby Just Cares for Me", she would've rather be remembered for Nina Simone and Piano!.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Seems I'm Never Tired Lovin' You" Carolyn Franklin 3:01
2. "Nobody's Fault but Mine" Traditional 2:59
3. "I Think It's Going to Rain Today" Randy Newman 3:20
4. "Everyone's Gone to the Moon" Jonathan King 3:07
5. "Compensation" Paul Laurence Dunbar, Nina Simone 1:36
6. "Who Am I?" Leonard Bernstein 4:09
7. "Another Spring" Andy Badale, John Clifford 3:32
8. "The Human Touch" Charles Reuben 2:09
9. "I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)" Hoagy Carmichael 4:49
10. "The Desperate Ones" Eric Blau, Gérard Jouannest, Mort Shuman 4:42


  • Nina Simone - vocals, piano, arrangements
  • Ray Hall - engineer
  • Joseph Dylewski - photography