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“Blue Skies” performed by Nina Simone


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“Blue Skies” performed by Nina Simone
Recording session: Live in Cologne at One World Music Festival, 7/22/1990

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Make music Part of Your Life Series: Happy Birthday Nina Simone! (celebrating your soul!)


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Track listing:
1976
1. Little Girl Blue
2. Backlash Blues
3. Be My Husband
4. I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel to be Free)
5. Stars / Feelings
6. African Mailman

Bonus Tracks
1987
7. Someone to Watch Over Me
8. My Baby Just Cares For Me
1990
9. I Loves You Porgy
10. Liberian Calypso
11. Four Women / Mississippi Goddam
12. Ne Me Quitte Pas (Don’t Leave Me)

 

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: NINA SIMONE (1933)


Nina Simone (1933)

After winning acclaim in 1959 with her recording of George Gershwin’sI Loves You, Porgy,” American singer-songwriter and pianist Nina Simone toured the US and Europe. She soon put her talents and newfound fame to work for the civil rights movement, writing and performing protest songs such as “Mississippi Goddam” and “To Be Young, Gifted and Black.” Dissatisfied with the treatment of African Americans in the US, the “High Priestess of Soul” expatriated herself in the 1970s. Where did she go?More… Discuss

 

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