Nina Simone is one of my favorite artists. When Ethan was a baby, I would regularly take him on long drives listening to Nina while he cooed along with her in the backseat, his little arms waving in the air to the sound of her soulful, androgynous voice.
This installment of Feministe downloads consists on my favorite songs by Nina Simone.
Birds in the sky / You know how I feel / Sun in the sky / You know how I feel … It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day / It’s a new life for me / And I’m feelin’ good
Funkier Than a Mosquito’s Tweeter
Nina calls out a man acting out of line, among other things. Awesome song with great bongo percussion.
I Get Along Without You Very Well
Yes she does. Unless it’s spring, or anything else that reminds her of her lover.
Bonus download, Sister Nancy’s “No No No.” As soon as it gets warm around here the reggae comes out. If it isn’t warm where you are, bring it on with this slow jam.