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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 used
[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.
[youtube id=”RcttQDV9Lo”] Nina Simone was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and Lauryn Hill performed a three-song tribute to her. She sang “Ne Me Quitte Pas,” “Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair” and “Feeling Good.” Mary J. Blige gave the induction speech at the ceremony