Sunday, 25 January 2015

Nina Simone



1978's Baltimore is a good, not great, late period Nina Simone LP, although it does contain three totally essential minutes in her interpretation of Fritz Rotter's 'That's All I Want From You'. The song was a hit in 1954 for Jaye P. Morgan and subsequently covered by artists as diverse as Dean Martin, Bobby Bare and Aretha Franklin, but none of these come close to Nina's fragile, emotional reading.


9 comments:

Singing Bear said...

What can I say? Simply tremendous. I agree that 'Baltimore' isn't quite Nina at the very top of her form but it is still very goon parts. 'My Father' brings tears to my eyes every time. I'm really looking forward to the documentary that is on its way. Hope it does her justice. Music that will live forever.

Singing Bear said...

Goon? That is a bizarre typo. You know what I meant. Ying-Tong!

Marie said...

Your new header photo is stunning!

The Swede said...

Singing Bear. I agree, the good bits are very goon....I mean good!

Marie. Thank you. It's the view from our bedroom window a couple of mornings ago.

Singing Bear said...

That's the view from your window? Oh, that is so, so lovely.

The Swede said...

SB. Taken the day after the photo in the 'Misty Mist' post last week. Then, I wasn't brave enough to open the window to let the cold air in and took the shot through the glass, but with this one I opened up and froze for a couple of minutes as I snapped away. Worth it though.

Marie said...

When you have a chance, could you please update the new location of my blog, Mr. Swede? (It's on my profile and in the email I sent to you today.)

Ta!

The Swede said...

Something is preventing me from adding you to my side bar at the moment. Is anyone else having this problem?

Marie said...

Thanks for changing the link, Mr. Swede.

If you're still having problems with adding other blogs though, I stumbled on a solution of sorts a couple of weeks ago.

I click on 'Configure Blog List' and uncheck all options except for the top two (Icon and Title of Most Recent Item) & Save. Then I re-open, add the new blog and Save again. You can then go back in and restore your usual options.

I don't know why this should work, but it does.

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