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Nina Simone — My Baby Just Cares For Me
Album: The Essential Nina Simone
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Released: 2000
Length: 5:15
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My baby don't care for shows
My baby don't care for clothes
My baby just cares for me
My baby don't care for cars and races
My baby don't care for high-tone places

Liz Taylor is not his style
And even Lana Turner's smile
Is somethin' he can't see
My baby don't care who knows
My baby just cares for me

Baby, my baby don't care for shows
And he don't even care for clothes
He cares for me
My baby don't care
For cars and races
My baby don't care for
He don't care for high-tone places

Liz Taylor is not his style
And even Liberace's smile
Is something he can't see
Is something he can't see
I wonder what's wrong with baby
My baby just cares for
My baby just cares for
My baby just cares for me

Original lyrics

My baby don't care for shows
My baby don't care for clothes
My baby just cares for me
My baby don't care for cars and races
My baby don't care for high-tone places

Liz Taylor is not his style
And even Lana Turner's smile
Is somethin' he can't see

My baby don't care who knows it
My baby just cares for me

My baby don't care for shows
And he don't even care for clothes
My baby just cares for me

My baby don't care for cars and races
My baby don't care for
He don't care for high-tone places

I wonder what's wrong with baby
My baby just cares for
Just says his prayers for
My baby just cares for me
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SING it Nina.  Yeahhhh
Nina is awesome!  {#Bananapiano}
Loved the stop-motion animated video btw
 Grammarcop wrote:
Yes, dear, I'll fix the dishwasher in a minute. I'm thinking right now...

 
{#Clap}

this IS one of those stop everything pieces of music  : )
hey Bill, how about Bowie's version of "Wild Is The Wind" after this?
Wish more music were unprocessed just live
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Strange version with some copypaste from the first part... well, more Nina is always great... even if here this sounds very artificial.

 
maybe she's singing it to casual for you?
she sounds good to me but maybe a bit mellowed-out
also love the band 
Strange version with some copypaste from the first part... well, more Nina is always great... even if here this sounds very artificial.
Simply sublime, love Nina
Cool video video for this song.

https://youtu.be/eYSbUOoq4Vg
yeah this is sweet
thanx 
10 x 1.7 because ... why not? 
Also a GREAT jazz pianist. Jus' sayin'. Mmmmhmmmn.
There are so many definitions of "love." I think it's unavoidable to describe her voice without recourse to at least one of them.
Love this song.

A wonderful evening of music.  Thanks RP.  
perfect {#Dance}
{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss} "Outstanding"
Thank you Bill
Cooking dinner. Beautiful set of songs. Thanks!
Super smooth, soulful and spirited Simone sound, BABY, excellent choice to follow Amy Winehouse. Thank you Radio Paradise. For sure, it's something we can't see. :)
I love this and previous combo - check out Nina's version of Wild is the Wind !
Finally started paying attention to Nina Simone after watching Liv Perry dancing to this song with Carlo in that movie—oh you know the one. For awhile it was the first song on my Winamp playlist (after RP of course) and every now and then when my connection dropped I'd of a sudden be listening to it thinking that I was still listening to RP. Always knew it belonged here but surprisingly it's the first time I've actually heard it on RP.  Oh yeah, that movie was Stealing Beauty—not particularly memorable (to me) except that it led to a greater appreciation for more of Nina's music.

Reminds me a bit of a slightly subdued and refined Nellie Lutcher. I'd LOVE to hear some Nellie Lutcher here on RP. Maybe I should try and upload some and see what happens.{#Eh} This is really great!
First heard this when I saw the Aardman cartoon. Been hooked on Nina ever since... R.I.P. you feisty woman.
7 -> 10

seriously, what was I thinking? 
 robco1 wrote:

That would be his COVER of Louis Prima's medley of "Just a Gigolo" and "I Ain't Got Nobody." Just sayin' . . .  {#Whisper}

Gotta love that jump blues vibe! {#Dance}
 
Would really really love to hear that original medley after this!

Hell, I'd even settle for DLR's silly cover.  But, only if we can't get some Prima! 
Sounds great, Love It, but watching videos of Nina is underwhelming  . . .
Yes, dear, I'll fix the dishwasher in a minute. I'm thinking right now...
I was not enjoying this about the first minute or so, but then, it grabbed me. Damn, I love that piano playing!

Always knew she was one cool cat.
This lady knew how to sing, eh?

Extra eclectic afternoon, and terribly appreciated!  Thanks, Bill!
This is Great!
Nina Simone defines sexy and sultry. Ahhh!

She never sang a song the same twice.  She added variations, pauses, drawls.  She was so great!  I have more of her CD's than any other artist. 
{#Clap}
 Grammarcop wrote:
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... This, this is the sound of perfection.
 

Tis. Tis the way to play the piano, keep you hanging on the lyrics. 

The absolute definitive version of this timeless classic!  10.
Remarkable musician... incredible song!

 Zep wrote:


Blasphemy is cool. Jazz knows blasphemy.

just don't mention kenny g.... now that is blasphemy.

 
It has been said that All Great Truths Begin as Blasphemies. S'truth!

 bobcat1963 wrote:
ze woonde bij ons in de buurt, in Nijmegen, dat was wel cool om haar bij de supermarkt tegen te komen ;-)
 
Canadian soldiers like participating in the Nijmegen March every year.

some commercial got to me before RP...<sadness> {#Cry}
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... This, this is the sound of perfection.
WonderLizard wrote:
I know this is irreverent—maybe even blasphemous, but David Lee Roth used the identical opening vamp on his "Just a Gigolo."

That would be his COVER of Louis Prima's medley of "Just a Gigolo" and "I Ain't Got Nobody." Just sayin' . . .  {#Whisper}

Gotta love that jump blues vibe! {#Dance}
 Rotterdam wrote:


I had no idea she ever lived in NL. I saw her in Leiden in '88, and unfortunately, she was failing by then. She got a terrible write-up in the paper, and I was really sad.
 
mij heeft ze nooit teleurgesteld...

 bobcat1963 wrote:
ze woonde bij ons in de buurt, in Nijmegen, dat was wel cool om haar bij de supermarkt tegen te komen ;-)
 

I had no idea she ever lived in NL. I saw her in Leiden in '88, and unfortunately, she was failing by then. She got a terrible write-up in the paper, and I was really sad.
ze woonde bij ons in de buurt, in Nijmegen, dat was wel cool om haar bij de supermarkt tegen te komen ;-)

 

remembering Ms. Nina Simone "High Priestess of Soul", born Eunice Kathleen Waymon

** 10 **


...Queen  Nina...
jazz is blasphemy and nina simone is heavenly blasphemy ..
now kenny g is well, um, lets just say this babe just doesnt care for kenny g

Zep wrote:


Blasphemy is cool. Jazz knows blasphemy.

just don't mention kenny g.... now that is blasphemy.




WonderLizard wrote:
I know this is irreverent—maybe even blasphemous, but David Lee Roth used the identical opening vamp on his "Just a Gigolo."


Blasphemy is cool. Jazz knows blasphemy.

just don't mention kenny g.... now that is blasphemy.

 Darkmatter wrote:
What a wonderful way to start the day. Looking out my window, it is going to be another fine day in Kansai. {#Sunny}{#Daisy}
 





Darkmatter, you're right: smooth morning song. I love Kansaï...
ahhh. this one always speaks to me.
What a wonderful way to start the day. Looking out my window, it is going to be another fine day in Kansai. {#Sunny}{#Daisy}
What luck, just passing by and this song is ON.
Wee...! :D :)

Thank you RP! :)
Oh to be around when this was kicking about for the first time! :good-vibes:
This is oh. greatness.
I know this is irreverent--maybe even blasphemous, but David Lee Roth used the identical opening vamp on his "Just a Gigolo."
ilibjorn wrote:
Thanks RP. More great music you've turned me on to. Her other songs this good?
She is the high priestess of soul. What else can I say? Your exploration will be well rewarded.
Thanks RP. More great music you've turned me on to. Her other songs this good?
This is soooo cool and by cool I mean cool in the old late 50s early 60s style of cool. Sweet. Thanks for starting Monday AM so smoothly. :)
Thanks Bill. Miss Nina is a great way to start off a Friday morning!
radiojunkie wrote:
Some damn yuppie-oriented TV commercial used this, and now I can't hear it without thinking of some damn commercial for a conspicuous consumption product that I fortunately can't remember. Undoubtedly a car. Why must those advertising people destroy everything that is good and holy? And now, back to our show.
...It was for a perfume and I seem to remember the imagery fitting the music pretty well, a woman walking towards the camera sort of in beat to the music. It didn't make me want to buy the product but it did make want to hear more by Nina Simone.
BigPete wrote:
My wife and I are going to dance to this one at our wedding on Saturday!
Good Luck Pete, wishing you both a world of happiness! PS - LOVED Halifax when I visited last summer
My wife and I are going to dance to this one at our wedding on Saturday!
My first 10 rating :-) Legendary
Dragonfly_Launch wrote:
Someone gave this a 2? Good God. Bill should be able to hunt them down and electronically send them a viral greeting and a binomial goodbye.
Yeah, and the goodbye better be binomial, none of that monomial crap!
Some of you predicted Nina would be next. Wow, you're good. Who do you have to win in the third race at Santa Anita?
Thank you Mr Dj!
A talent like no other. Absolutely unique and original. Practically a force of nature.
Someone gave this a 2? Good God. Bill should be able to hunt them down and electronically send them a viral greeting and a binomial goodbye.
radiojunkie wrote:
Some damn yuppie-oriented TV commercial used this, and now I can't hear it without thinking of some damn commercial for a conspicuous consumption product that I fortunately can't remember. Undoubtedly a car. Why must those advertising people destroy everything that is good and holy? And now, back to our show.
Fortunately, I've already forgotten about the TV commercial. They'll come and go, but artists like Nina Simone are forever. Man, this is IT. Words. Simply. Fail.
banesheim wrote:
Ella without the Ella.
quite true, simply lovely.
10!!!
I heard her for the first time during the last scene in "Before Sunset". Man, I have been missing out. I'm now addicted.
Nina effortlessly just outclassed the last nine artists played. Great, great latter day track. This one's definitely getting played at my wedding.
sunnysoul03 wrote:
10 :arrow: 20
:sunny:
perfect
THIS IS GODLIKE!
petercroob wrote:
Outstanding voice!
Doncha like Dr. Simone's piano playing then?
madaxeman wrote:
Well it's got more than 3 chords. :bananapiano:
Ella without the Ella.
gernick wrote:
this song doesn't half go on...
Well it's got more than 3 chords. :bananapiano:
:love: Nina Simone... *sighs* :)
Outstanding voice!
Some damn yuppie-oriented TV commercial used this, and now I can't hear it without thinking of some damn commercial for a conspicuous consumption product that I fortunately can't remember. Undoubtedly a car. Why must those advertising people destroy everything that is good and holy? And now, back to our show.
HazzeSwede wrote:
Oh come on,that great?Don't think so.#6
yeah, I'm with ya on that... this track is starting to date. Funny, a few years back I would never have thought it could
Oh come on,that great?Don't think so.#6
"...my baby don't care for, high tone places..." - Nina Simone "...mindin' other peoples business seems to be high tone, I've got all that I can do just to mind my own..." - Hank Williams I love that the term exists as honesty that weaves through dissimilar circles... ...and both songs are 10's.
My wife and I just adore this song. It's one to hold hands to with someone you love.
On an island, barefoot, sitting at the end of a long dock watching the sun set with my arms around my Baby...
10 :arrow: 20
swing it, baby!
this is f***ing beautiful.
Yeeeees.. MORE:) 10!
Damn fine. My vote goes for Nina, anytime of day or night.
gernick wrote:
this song doesn't half go on...
Maybe it's too cold in the north of Holland? :whistle: :roflol:
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiina!!! My first and everlasting love in the world of Jazz. :heartkiss: :music: :bananapiano: *sigh* of course a 10...
God - this is good stuff. You go Nina.
This is what they mean when they say "jaunty" rythymwise.
bobdylan wrote:
Perfect example of less is more. Plain, simple, cool.
nothing to add to that
Perfect example of less is more. Plain, simple, cool.
Honestly, how could you not like this? How do you rate this marginal?
Hey Bill, Short abbreviated story: Thanks for playing this. It was one of my first wife's (she died) favorite songs. I've often tried to remember it so I could pass it on to our daughter. Now I can. Thanks again.
this song doesn't half go on...
I love this,and allthough La Simone claimed not to like it,she dusted it off and performed it every now and again.Wish I'd seen her live.
This song appears on the "Stealing Beauty" soundtrack, a very supreme but quirky collection! Always a fav!
this song reminds me to a complicated love story.... f**k ... stuck with sad memories....ok.... I'm a cancer what to do? :snooty: :ask:
Zigi wrote:
10: Godess-like.
Indeed. Nothing else can be said about this masterpiece, in my opinion. :yes:
trekhead wrote:
"Somewhere....be-yond the Sea...."
Would like to hear that too, please!
10: Godess-like.
bellabellafella wrote:
That sends shivers down my spine. A light piece, but so powerfully, and perfectly done.
Hear, hear!
How wonderful, when I drove to work this song was on my iPod and I was thinking of how good it is to be in love and now it is on on RP, too. :whistle: :heartkiss:
cattgirl813 wrote:
Windows Media Player won't work! Can't hear this masterpiece! Why? Why must I suffer???
Perhaps because you stick to Microsoft stuff? I'm enjoying this through Firefox/VLC media player... :wink: (Oh, BTW, a 9.)
Played this in the delivery suite when my first daughter was born. I've seen a midwife dance.
Love the groove. and what a wonderful expressive voice. Long Live Nina Simone
Windows Media Player won't work! Can't hear this masterpiece! Why? Why must I suffer??? :sad:
Definately a desert island pick
excellent! just right for right now. :music:
That's about as cool as it can be.
This lady must have been a real hotty in her day.
Thank you thank you thank you!
this is so much better than a 10.