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Ms. Lauryn Hill – “Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair” (Nina Simone Cover)

Netflix will release the original Nina Simone documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?, this Friday, and we’ve already heard a series of songs off the accompanying RCA release, Nina Simone Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone. Lauryn Hill shared her renditions of “Feeling Good” and “I’ve Got Life,” and now we’re treated with another selection. Simone’s […]

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Lauryn Hill – “Feeling Good” (Nina Simone Cover)

In a little over a week, Netflix is premiering its original Nina Simone documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? To accompany that release, a number of contemporary musicians have recorded covers of the iconic singer’s music, the rights to which are currently the subject of an extremely messy fight between Sony Music and Simone’s estate. These […]

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Watch The Trailer For Netflix’s Nina Simone Documentary

Nina Simone died in 2003, but her voice continues to echo into the present. There are dozens of examples of contemporary songs that sample Simone’s music, most notably when Kanye West excerpted Simone’s version of “Strange Fruit” in the haunting, pitch-shifted sample heard on Yeezus highlight “Blood On The Leaves.” Kanye’s choice to include that […]