Thursday, 21 February 2013

I got my neck, I got my boobies



"There's no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were."

We celebrate the 80th anniversary today of the birth of another Patron Saint here at Dolores Delargo Towers, Miss Nina Simone!

A unique talent, staunch rights campaigner, all-round "difficult" diva, Miss Simone effortlessly created a sound all of her own that left a shining legacy on music for eternity. Irreplaceable.

As a little tribute here are some diverse examples of the lovely lady's work.

First up, a rare one from the archives, and a song I should live by:


Next, a favourite oddity:


And to conclude, an all-time classic:


Read my tribute on the 75th anniversary of her birth back in 2008.

Nina Simone, aka Eunice Kathleen Waymon (21st February 1933 – 21st April 2003)

4 comments:

  1. "this is a show tune, but the
    show hasn't been written for it, yet."

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    1. "Mean and Evil Blues" - the musical? Yay!! Jx

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