Nina Simone-Feeling good makes me feel good

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    Jul 26, 2009 3:56 PM GMT
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    Aug 19, 2009 1:46 AM GMT
    Love her....


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  • bladeaddict

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    Aug 19, 2009 2:41 AM GMT
    Get that first album (at least I think it was her first) .... the one that starts with "Mood Indigo". Sometimes it's titled, "Little Girl Blue" (it has been re-issued and re-packaged a number of times; you can get it on CD). I first 'discovered' it - in vinyl - in a stack of old records in about 1981 and I was hooked. I still play that one all the time - brilliant beyond belief. The original cover actually has words printed on it that try to 'explain' the music to folks (i.e., white folk) who might not get it: "Music as heard in an exclusive side-street club". (?!?!? Like you gotta explain what you hear and feel from that record ....)
  • iHavok

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    Aug 19, 2009 3:25 AM GMT
    I do enjoy me some Nina...


    However....




    I'm an Etta James fan to the heart.
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    Aug 19, 2009 3:39 AM GMT
    Brandon_ said

    This song kicks ass!,lolicon_smile.gif


    That used to be the ringer on my phone. People would always look at me funny when I got a call.

    *now it's The Kills - Sour Cherry
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    Aug 19, 2009 3:43 AM GMT
    Nina IS the GODESS !

    Let me put a lil stank on this thread !
    Feel the FUNK y'all !

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  • wellwell

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    Dec 18, 2009 5:28 AM GMT
    Nina's

    "Love Me or Leave Me"

    is my favorite (however, I think the drummer on that piece was intimidated by her gr8ness.
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    Dec 18, 2009 5:45 AM GMT
    For those who aren't familiar with Muse:



    Video's a little out of sync, but you get the idea.

    In my opinion, one of the best covers of "Feeling Good" ever! icon_biggrin.gif

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    Dec 18, 2009 6:13 AM GMT
    I used to listen to her albums on loop - she really was "funkier than a mosquito's twitter".
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    Dec 26, 2009 12:29 AM GMT
  • camfer

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    Dec 26, 2009 1:01 AM GMT
    I saw Nina Simone at a tiny supper club in Los Angeles in the late 80s. (Was it the Vine Street Bar and Grill? I don't recall now.) I surprised my boyfriend at the time, bringing him to the show. We kinda stuck out in the older crowd, since we were this gay couple in our early 20s, in love and all dressed up in coat and tie for a romantic date. There might have been 20 or 30 tables in the club, a piano and a microphone up front. Not that she needed any amplification in a space that small. Not a bad seat in the house. Utterly great performance, no one wanted it to end. She was one fierce diva!

    After the concert she came back out after the encores and gave her contact info in case anyone wanted to donate to her legal fund. She explained that under contract she had received a flat fee from the record company for her early recordings, and even decades later the record companies were still reissuing her albums and making money, while she was not getting a cent. It was really eye opening to me, this sheltered white kid who grew up in the suburbs, to hear her talk about how she'd been so taken advantage of by the system. It didn't seem like her life was very easy. Yet she was strong and proud and so inspiring. I learned a lot from that one unforgettable evening.
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    Dec 26, 2009 1:10 AM GMT
    camfer saidI saw Nina Simone at a tiny supper club in Los Angeles in the late 80s.


    I was lucky enough to see her too, but this was shortly before she died, must have been in 1999 or 2000. It was pretty incredible.
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    Dec 26, 2009 1:15 AM GMT


    One of my favourite film scenes of all time, very much because of the music (Simone's Sinnerman)
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    Dec 26, 2009 1:19 AM GMT
    GreenEyedGuy79 said
    camfer saidI saw Nina Simone at a tiny supper club in Los Angeles in the late 80s.


    I was lucky enough to see her too, but this was shortly before she died, must have been in 1999 or 2000. It was pretty incredible.


    I envy you both!icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 26, 2009 1:28 AM GMT
    nice thread, she' one of my all time favorites
  • camfer

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    Dec 26, 2009 1:30 AM GMT
    ANDCB said
    GreenEyedGuy79 said
    camfer saidI saw Nina Simone at a tiny supper club in Los Angeles in the late 80s.


    I was lucky enough to see her too, but this was shortly before she died, must have been in 1999 or 2000. It was pretty incredible.


    I envy you both!icon_sad.gif

    Oh, just to make you more envious, I also saw her in concert at Montreal Jazz Fest one summer in the early 90s. But that was in a much bigger venue. Still great, tho!