Tag Archives: Nina Simone


24/10/16 – Nina Simone – Mississippi Goddam – Live In Antibes – 1965

Mississippi Goddam was Nina Simone’s response to the assassination of Medgar Evers by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith in Jackson, Mississippi in 1963 and the 16th St Baptist Church bombing in Alabama in the same year where four black children – Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Carol Denise McNair were killed. The song […]

David Bowie 1976

14/2/15 – Wild Is The Wind – David Bowie – 1976

Wild Is The Wind was the title song from the 1957 film of the same name starring Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnini and Anthony Franciosa.  It was written by composer Dimitri Tomkin and lyricist Ned Washington. Washington wrote the words for Jazz Vocal classics such as Stella By Starlight, I’m Getting Sentimental Over You, The Nearness […]

Anhtony Newley

11/2/15 – Anthony Newley – Once In A lifetime/Gonna Build A Mountain/What Kind Of Fool Am I – 1964 – The Man Who Makes You Laugh – 1978 / Nina Simone – Feeling Good – 1965 / Traffic – Feeling Good – 1969

As we were playing some very early Bowie clips in the last post, I thought it was about time that we tried to illustrate the Anthony Newley influence that all early Bowie articles refer to. Here’s Newley in some different eras performing in the US and the UK. He was a singer a songwriter, an […]

Nina Simone 1965

19/10/14 – Nina Simone – Ballad Of Hollis Brown – 1965

By the time Bob Dylan had released his third album, The Times They Are A Changin’ in January 1964, he had already become the voice of a generation – he was just 22 years old. Folk singers, singing protest songs, political songs and songs about the plight of the ordinary people gave the serious young […]