Was Chloe Bailey’s performance of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good?”  for ABC’s Juneteenth program too sexy?      Did Verzuz really turn down a match between Stephanie Mills and Chaka Khan?  Related posts: Stephanie Mills On The Mo’Nique Show Media Questions Of The Week Amerigo Gazaway Presents Nina Simone &Continue Reading

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Nina Simone recorded her version of “Feeling Good” for her 1965 album I Put A Spell On You. Cy Grant sang the original for musical  The Roar of the Greasepaint-The Smell Of The Crowd. Simone’s Hal Mooney-produced recording of “Feeling Good” had more emotional texture than Grant’s. She powerfully usedContinue Reading

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[youtube id=”FJHi0eborcw”]Amerigo Gazaway commemorates the 20th anniversary of Lauryn Hill’s debut album by imagining a recording session between Hill and Nina Simone. The Miseducation Of Eunice Waymon is almost a flashback to Hill’s performance of Simone’s music earlier this year at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s induction ceremony.Continue Reading

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