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Singing Ladies Special Bob Dylan (encore)

To Celebrate Bob Dylan whose birthday is today – Happy Birthday BTW – , we have selected, on top of our initial selection, eleven more female vocalists plus one female duo, who have covered several of the most famous Dylan’s songs. They are Patti Smith, Avril Lavigne, Indigo Girls, Bonnie Raitt, Olivia Newton-John, Nina Simone, […]

This week In Soul Artists 14

Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Richie Havens, Nina Simone, Whitney Houston, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kelis, Chaka Khan, Rufus, Parliament, Prince, Chic, A Tribe Called Quest, Al Green, Lyle Lovett. They are the Soul Artists selected among the 175 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy! Tracklist 1 . Stevie […]

This week In Singing Ladies 12

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Madeleine Peyroux, Judy Garland, Nina Simone, Laura Mvula, ABBA, Tina Turner, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Pj Harvey, Sheryl Crow, Patti Smith. They are the 12 Singing Ladies selected among the 175 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy! Tracklist 1 . Dee Dee Bridgewater – […]

Universal publish Dee Dee Bridgewater’s album : ‘Red Earth’…

Dee Dee Bridgewater’s ‘Red Earth’ is an album (subtitled ‘A Malian Journey’) released on April 17, 2007 by Universal. Track Listing : 1.Afro Blue (Oscar Brown, Jr., Mongo Santamaría) – 05:11 . 2.Bad Spirits (Dee Dee Bridgewater) – 05:49 . 3.Dee Dee (Dee Dee Bridgewater, Baba Sissoko (Dee Dee Bridgewater) – 02:57 . 4.Mama Don’T […]

Nina Simone starts the recording of her ‘Pastel Blues’ album…

Nina Simone’s ‘Pastel Blues’ is a studio album recorded on March 21, April 1 & 6 1964 May 19 & 20 1965 and released the same year by Philips. Track Listing : 1.Be My Husband (Andy Stroud) – 03:20 . 2.Nobody Knows You When You’Re Down And Out (Jimmie Cox) – 02:38 . 3.End Of […]

Atlantic publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Young, Gifted and…

Aretha Franklin’s ‘Young, Gifted and Black’ is an album (its title being borrowed from the Nina Simone song ‘To Be Young, Gifted and Black) released on January 24, 1972 by Atlantic. Track Listing : 1.Oh Me Oh My (I’M A Fool For You Baby) (Jim Doris) – 03:42 . 2.Day Dreaming (Aretha Franklin) – 04:00 […]

Nina Simone records ‘Baltimore,’ an album for CTI (1978)

Nina Simone’s ‘Baltimore’ is an album recorded in January 1978 and released the same year by CTI Track Listing : 1.Baltimore (Randy Newman) – 04:39 . 2.Everything Must Change (Benard Ighner) – 03:58 . 3.The Family (John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins) – 04:58 . 4.My Father (Judy Collins) – 04:54 . 5.Music For Lovers (Bart Howard) […]

This week In Singing Ladies 01

Natalie Cole, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Tori Amos, Björk, Joni Mitchell, Beth Gibbons, Eva Cassidy, Annie Lennox, Chrissie Hynde, Neneh Cherry. They are the 12 Singing Ladies selected among the 120 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy! Tracklist 1 . Natalie Cole – I’m a […]

Covers By Patti Smith

Patti Smith, whose birthday is today – Happy Birthday BTW – has covered quite a few songs while performing on the whole world stages. Some songs have landed on her albums, some not. We have selected twelve of them. They are : Don`t Smoke In Bed (Nina Simone), Hey Joe (Jimi Hendrix), O Holy Night, […]

Nina Simone sings in Zürich (1986)

December 21, 1986 – Nina Simone performs at the Kongresshaus in Zürich. We heard that one of her songs has been picked up in England by Chanel No 5 for a TV commercial but nothing is confirmed yet.

Geffen Records publish Mary J. Blige’s seventh album : ‘The…

Mary J. Blige’s ‘The Breakthrough’ is her seventh studio album released on December 20, 2005 by Geffen Records. Track Listing : 1.No One Will Do (Erik Ortiz, Kevin Crowe, Clifford Brown Iii, Dave Young, Bunny Sigler) – 04:46 . 2.Enough Cryin (Mary J. Blige, Rodney Jerkins, Sean Garrett, Shawn Carter) – 04:20 . 3.About You […]

Nina Simone records ‘Sings the Blues,’ her first album for RCA…

Nina Simone’s ‘Sings the Blues’ is an album recorded on December 19, 1966 and released in 1967 By RCA Victor Track Listing : 1.Do I Move You? (Nina Simone) – 02:46 . 2.Day And Night (Rudy Stevenson) – 02:35 . 3.In The Dark (Lil Green) – 02:57 . 4.Real Real (Nina Simone) – 02:21 . […]

Nina Simone records ‘Black Gold’ live at Philharmonic Hall in New…

Nina Simone’s ‘Black Gold’ is a live album recorded on October 26, 1969 at Philharmonic Hall, New York and released in 1970 By Rca Victor. Track Listing : 1.Black Is The Color Of My True Love’S Hair (Traditional) – 05:58 . 2.Black Is The Color Of My True Love’S Hair (Traditional) – 04:00 . 3.Ain’T […]

They All Sing Leonard

Famous and not so famous people get together to take on songs written by Leonard Cohen whose birthday is today. Nina Simone, Justin Timberlake, Madeleine Peyroux, Tom Jones, Lana Del Rey, Glen Hansard, Beck, Nick Cave, Judy Collins,kd lang, Esther Ofarim, Joe Cocker, Michael Bublé, Meshell Ndegeocello, Roberta Flack, Jeff Buckley, Tori Amos, Rufus Wainwright […]