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.
Tuesday, April 21 2015
In tribute to the late, great Nina Simone, the American singer-songwriter Kelis belts the classic "Feeling Good" in this live capture from the Brighton Dome in the UK.
Wednesday, January 14 2015
In honor of a new year, here is a list of songs that can help nudge even the idlest of souls off the couch in 2015.
Sunday, August 16 2009
Pop Heroism, One Song at a Time