215 plays
  • Track name:

    Four Women

  • Artist:

    Nina Simone

  • Album:

    Wild Is the Wind

onesongatatime:

Nina Simone - Four Women

Nina Simone drew upon gospel, classical, jazz and pop music to forge an eclectic career that included over 40 albums. How many other artists could successfully cover Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht (“Pirate Jenny”) and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (“I Put A Spell On You”)?  Her highly skilled piano playing helped her navigate so many styles. Nina was also a civil rights activist and incorporated songs like her “Mississippi Goddam” and  Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” into her records and performances. 

In 1966 she wrote and recorded “Four Women”, where she sings in character as four very different African-American women shaped by slavery and segregation. Some critics feel that “Pirate Jenny” was a explicit influence. Most listeners will have a strong emotional response to this signature piece.

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October 10, 2014 43 Share this

growbravebyreflection:

’my job is to somehow make them curious enough, persuade them….to get more aware of themselves and where they came from’

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October 10, 2014 49 Share this
535 plays
  • Track name:

    Sweet Sticky Thing

  • Artist:

    Ohio Players

  • Album:

    Honey

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Al was too special

so rare

September 5, 2014 0 Share this
51 plays
  • Track name:

    Dance Me To The End Of Love

  • Artist:

    Leonard Cohen

bohemyanist:

"Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin.
Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in.
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove.
Dance me to the end of love..”

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September 3, 2014 21 Share this

lexxdigs:

"fela" digital collage for artdontsleep • june 2013 | lexxdigs.com

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August 12, 2014 1272 Share this
2,927 plays
  • Track name:

    Thank you

  • Artist:

    Dido

m2compilation:

Dido : Thank you (2001)

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August 11, 2014 349 Share this

Blood Orange - Chamakay

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