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Seven For Saturday: 7 Nina Simone Videos

Nina Simone"Seven for Saturday" is a great way to see some of the men and women of jazz in action.  Today, you get to sit back and enjoy the one and only Nina Simone

Ms. Simone's music has a little bit of everything in it - jazz, blues, soul, folk, gospel and pop.

I hope that you enjoy the videos. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment. :)

"She was one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century, an icon of American music. Ms. Simone was the consummate musical storyteller, a griot as she would come to learn, who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love through a magnificent body of works.

 Miss Nina earned the moniker ‘High Priestess of Soul’ for she could weave a spell so seductive and hypnotic that the listener lost track of time and space as they became absorbed in the moment. She was who the world would come to know as Nina Simone." [from ninasimone.com]



Bonus! I couldn't present Nina Simone to you without having Mississippi Goddam, Feelin' Good and Sinnerman. :)

Reader Comments (4)

Awesome post. I adore Nina Simone and can never get enough of her!

June 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClaudia Petrilli

Hey Claudia!

It's only been about 2-3 years since I started listening to Nina Simone. She had great talent and a complex life.

I'm not too certain about Mary J. Blige portraying her in the upcoming biopic, though.


June 19, 2011 | Registered CommenterDonna M

thank you for the lovely post. we cannot get enough of nina simone. last year we screened a doc about nina simone and one about sam cooke. almost half of the audience of 100 black folks had never heard of nina simone. the struggle continues.

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermarilyn clark

Greetings to you, Marilyn!

You're welcome. Thank YOU for checking out the post. Yes, the struggle continues. Fortunately, I knew about Nina Simone all of my life; I just didn't get into her music until I started listening to jazz in early 2007. :)


June 22, 2011 | Registered CommenterDonna M
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