Who Sang Hey, Buddy Bolden? Nina Simone

Nina Simone Nina Simone Sings Ellington cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington
release date: 1962
genres: Jazz Funk / Soul
styles: Vocal/Soul-Jazz
length: 2:28
lead vocals: Nina Simone
writer: Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington
Buddy Bolden tune up
Blowing horn was his game
Born with a silver trumpet in his mouth
He played the horn before he talked
Born on the after beat
He patted his foot before walked

When Buddy Bolden tuned up you could hear him clean
Clean across the river clean across the river
He woke up the working people and kept the easy living
Call on Buddy Bolden call him Buddy Bolden

Watch it he's calling his flock now
He's calling his flock now here they come
Call him Buddy Bolden he's calling his flock now
Here they come here they come
Come on Buddy Bolden here they come

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Do Nothin' 'til You Hear From Me
  • 2 I Got It Bad
  • 3 Hey, Buddy Bolden
  • 4 Merry Mending
  • 5 Something to Live For
  • 6 You Better Know It
  • 7 I Like the Sunrise
  • 8 Solitude
  • 9 The Gal From Joe's
  • 10 Satin Doll
  • 11 It Don't Mean a Thing