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366 Songs 240: Gimme Some

First off, I apologize for the video. Scroll down and ignore its terrible flashing. Secondly: Holy crap. This is Nina channeling Ray Charles, isn’t it? The call-and-response, the freak-out at 0:59, the arrangement that sees horns and electric guitars in … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 366 Songs , , , ,

366 Songs 328: Ain’t Got No, I Got Life

Purely because the last track reminded me how powerful the piano/fucking awesome singer combo could be, here’s Nina Simone singing the hell out of a song from Hair, backed by a band that is apparently 100% in tune with what … Continue reading

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366 Songs 047: Funkier Than A Mosquito’s Tweeter

I always wondered what the story was behind Nina Simone’s epic “Funkier Than A Mosquito’s Tweeter,” every time I hear it; it’s a vicious song, clearly one born of anger with the lyrics just filled with invective and some of … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 366 Songs , , ,

366 Songs 010: Some Say

I remember reading, around the time that Ocean’s Eleven came out, David Holmes talk about his inclusion of the Elvis song “A Little Less Conversation” on the soundtrack, and his talking about how perfect the song was, how bizarrely in … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 366 Songs ,