Tag Archives: Nina Simone

Grammy Special Merit Awards 2017

It’s Grammy Awards and this week they honor their past before they award the present. During the telecast the Grammy’s will mention their names but won’t have time to say why they’re being honored, which is a shame.  To the Grammy’s credit they have published a book this past month that collects two decades of artist-written tributes […]

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Oscar documentary nominations

There are five nominations for feature documentary but two that are of immediate interest. I talked about What Happened Miss Simone? earlier this week but the one that will probably take home the award is Amy.  The story of Amy Winehouse which I discussed when it first came out but is worth revisiting again, especially if […]

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What Happened, Miss Simone?

The documentary is named after an article Maya Angelou wrote for Redbook in November 1970.  The article is entitled “High Priestess Of Soul” and after watching this Academy Award Feature Documentary nominee, I have no doubt that Nina Simone was indeed one of the finest Jazz/Soul performers to grace this earth. And like many great artists, she had […]

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New Music Friday

Welcome to the first New Music Friday: The day when the entire world releases music on the same day. If you have Netflix and are even the slightest bit curious about Nina Simone,  I recommend checking out the newly released documentary Whatever Happened, Miss Simone   It should certainly whet your appetite to learn more about the […]

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Sundance Film Festival Music Features

The Sundance Film Festival is running from now until February 1 and while those of us outside of Park City, Utah won’t get to see these films just yet, there are a number of music related films that are intriguing. KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK “Fans and those of the Nirvana generation will learn things […]

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Favorite Drinking Songs

The cool thing about drinking songs is that no music style has the patent on the right way to create the perfect drinking song. Hip Hop to Country to Rock they all have created some memorable songs. I know St. Patrick’s Day is about more than just drinking so let’s just say it’s a coincidence […]

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I Have A Dream

  It was a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 years ago on August 28, 1963.  It started to turn the tide toward equality for all.  And while equality for all is still a work in progress, here are ten songs that were/are  inspired by the speech and the man. Bookmark on Delicious Digg […]

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Rock Hall Class of 2012

I did not do so well in predicting the inductees foolishly thinking that the true innovators should get into the Hall.  Every music fans favorite game now is to point at a similar (possibly superior) artist and wonder why they have yet to gain entrance to the coveted Hall.  With that in mind, let’s look at […]

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