Thursday, October 16 2008
Maybe one day Nina Simone's searing messages and righteous indignation will be completely irrelevant to the here and now, but in these trying times, this fearless leader's music and spirit remains as relevant now as four decades ago.
Thursday, July 26 2007
Two new releases -- a reissue of the Beau Brummels' third LP and a compilation of Nina Simone's pop flirtations -- spotlight great performers turning in sub-par covers of '60s pop.
Wednesday, October 25 2006
A whole album of remixes is an unwieldy proposition, but Remixed and Reimagined is an effective exercise in establishing a new context for the work of Nina Simone.
Wednesday, February 15 2006
With two brand new reissues and one new compilation, Nina Simone is presented as both pop star and preacher.
Wednesday, October 19 2005
An excellent DualDisc compilation that shows us Nina Simone the activist, songwriter and performer.
Sunday, August 16 2009
Pop Heroism, One Song at a Time