Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A free Nina Simone download

To celebrate the springtime, I’m on another splurge of free music downloads... pointing y’all to a new MP3 every day throughout the month of April.

Starting today with Nina Simone.

A digital album of previously unreleased interviews and live performances by Ms. Simone is coming out next Tuesday. It’s called “Protest Anthology.”

One track, “Revolution,” is available now as a FREE MP3. Click here to hear it streaming on my Vox blog. The sound quality isn’t tip-top, but hey... it’s history. It’s Nina!

Follow this link to Download.com to cop the freeness.


DeAngelo Starnes said...

Thanks for these Dave! Nina Simone is my favorite female jazz vocalist. She's on my Mt. Rushmore of female stylists along with Betty Carter, Abby Lincoln, and Sarah Vaughn.

Will comment back after I listen to these.

cuz said...

Nina Simone is my gurl! She introduced me to Bob Dylan ("Just Like a Woman," "The Times They Are A Changing") She wasn't a big fan of her "Baltimore" album, but it's one of my favs. I'll be looking for this one to add to the collection. Two other re-releases I'm looking for - Melba Moore's "Peach Melba" recording; and Melissa Manchester's "Home to Myself" - very acoustic, Village NY before she started crying out loud. Thanks UBM.

Kellybelle said...

Nina was a hoot. I loved her autobiography--girlfriend hit on Minister Farrakhan. Mississippi gotdamn.

Undercover Black Man said...

... girlfriend hit on Minister Farrakhan.

For reals??

Kellybelle said...

Go here http://www.amazon.com/Put-Spell-You-Autobiography-Simone/dp/0306813270/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1207104019&sr=1-1
and search "Farrakhan." I believe it's pg. 99.
I wonder if he can play "Sugar in My Bowl" on the violin. LOL.

slow train coming said...

Thanks UBM. I love my Nina.
I’ve been looking for her interpretation of “Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child” for months, if not years, with no result. Anybody has any clues, connects, info? Greatly thankful in advance.

Bklyn6 said...

I came back to this post because I finished listening to Democracy Now's coverage of the 40th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination. One of the music bumpers was Simone's "Why? The King of Love is Dead." It's on the Protest Anthology, too.

This looks like a pretty good compilation. Thanks for the heads up, UBM.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Thanks for that information, Bklyn6.