Thursday, January 05, 2006

The Buck Stops Here

Nina Simone - Buck

The late Nina Simone was one of those rare artists who was able to escape being pigeonholed in any one genre. Her work ran the gamut from jazz to soul to funk to pop, but her distinctive stylings put her personal stamp on them to the extent that such labels are meaningless. Today's selection, from the great compilation CD "The Blues" (which is pulled from some 1966-67 sessions), finds Nina frankly discussing the appeal of the title character against a snapping backbeat and squalling harmonica.

1 comment:

The Cocoa Lounge said...

I've never heard this one. It's good--and different from some of her other work.