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"nina simone" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now
"Yes i mean. Don't you think oh. Yeah and it's you know it's interesting because My understanding is that she she was a michael jackson fan. And that's and michael had the same experience you know. He didn't because he was so busy training in music he never had a childhood. And it's a it's a very similar thing to and a lot of love like that a lot of and people don't know that you could once you become entangled the soap business you know when they would show business you get lost did misplace one attack. You wanna touch base with that ship. Will you have good memories and so forth and you can get lost in phil. I understand it do. Sam what do you think. And what do you think. Nina would have thought of being inducted specifically into the rock and roll hall of fame. 'cause i don't think she ever saw herself as a rock and roll artist per se. So we'll what he thinks he would have made it. And what do you make a lot. Here's what would say she would say. Thank you appreciate it. But she looked at me. Say damn sam took him so long back funny because you know. It's not so much just rocker hall of fame she. He felt neglected. Yeah and she and she let the world know about me. I mean sopra still to be in ducted in little hall of fame gives her a permanent praise for her history. That legacy and that. That's why i'm here. That would yeah. That's what she wanted and she's being recognized for that of course she's gonna say and i am happy that you are concerned. Not i think she she. She was angry that For example back on these were not back. All this not getting paid kind of wrong. He's the white women. Why are still getting paid. Yeah she she volcker. I never got a secret. She was upset that you know what to do with her. They try use her in moldova And they you because she both on our cia and anybody who's being in the record business knows how the they want to pigeon hole. You inform you and make you a certain way. And they didn't know what to do with her but she hated the fact that that they didn't know what to do so she said the hell with it. I'm gonna be myself and be who. I am no matter. What but she didn't like the fact that she showing you feel like she saw enough money from these okamoto hard work. What about the the rock and roll part like did she have. I can't. I can't imagine that's how she saw herself to remember any any taco of of rock and roll itself or actually might feel about that part. Yeah she loves broccoli bowl south about both. Give me a lot. She they'll do. You know james brown. Because he's not supposed to go but knows about the vote. Megyn span screaming jay hawkins. Obviously as we were saying earlier. I mean yeah i mean come on. Everybody knows you're yes. So she was not got removed from which locking well. No not no. She loves all kinds of The fact that when we prayed for the kingdom rocco and we were walked into the palace and we heard this music as we were walking. Back in seventy and we'll we'll pay especially on voiding played for the kingdom allocco and the president of france praying for french while long but we had to go to the local and then we walk and could just be keys. Palace heard all this music and you know and walk. Through the hall of mirrors he was hearing aretha. Franklin music blasting charles michel jackson. We walk into this room. And all the american artist land up at all on the floor leaning up to and they were americans. I said this is crazy. Do you believe this. And and we we just say we business as usual. He's like he's like that kind of caught. Our attention should michael jackson weaker. My daddy like so forecast to will them strange but we don't. It was kind of curious because they know milk music..
"nina simone" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now
"You remember her because she talked about practicing and practicing for hours and hours a day which was kind of isolated from other kids. Do you remember that at all. Yeah we both have. I mean i mean we used to used to practice so much that my hand will be beating on the keyboard and thank goodness. I'll mother made us do that. Anyone who has been experienced. We're learning how to pray in. Your instrument knows what i'm talking about you know if you don't stick to you never really good at it and regretted you're going to have to work at it and work at it. It'd be tough and hard but the end result is that you'd be you did and if you had a mother that made sure that you did that. And my mother played Well you should know. Brian is that every i had a. I had a family where everyone in the family. Play the pinochle eight of us and including my mom and dad pray. My mom my dad was honky tonk piano player and my mom was a bog deal. Lady answered the who voted to become an ordained minister. Did you guys have to fight over the piano when it was practice time. Oh come on you know. He did well. What happened when sam that we need call. They called me little. Showed me which i don't like family. He was up north philadelphia me. I'm traveling around. They would always say. Were sam coming down. The galleries had her style. Kind of all be funky music. And they like that. A family like that. But when i got from you. Because i was also churchgoing. I am an oregon and played in church all the time they like to prayed star and i didn't know why they were so excited about it but we would fight over but it would be like 'cause that sound pretty that was that was a lot and we need to look come home. They would say nina play and because like the play also she didn't she didn't get a chance to premium mini coaches per se. Well she loved documents. She loves spiritual music because she works ritual. Now obviously you know you're quite talented in your own right. What was your assessment as a little kid of her talent when you saw her playing. And i'm talking about when she was eleven twelve thirteen years old fourteen years old. I was all of her talent to be able to play like that and since young age and for her to be my sister words was really extrordinary. I knew a lot of talented people but it was fun being around my sister like that because she made fun of herself a lot can. He takes that she'll usually when people neighbors were down from the family. She loved me. Because she and i connected to start praying together. We had phone praying together. One thing that people were interested to learn about her as she didn't really sing until she sort of got her gig in in atlantic city and then was kind of almost forced to. Do you remember her. Which is so strange. Because she's you know she's one of those famous singers. Who ever lived. Do you remember her singing it all before that even casually like she did all of us a little bit But we everybody's saying that. Were the women sisters right lucille. And rachel who and fill yes. She say but she never thought that that would be only prerequisite always climate down at club. atlantic city. No know she was completely shocked by. Do you remember her disappointment. When her classical training was cut short and she was she was not admitted into that next music. School was was something you were. Were you in touch with her at that. At that particular plan. I was around. It was upsetting as you all know. I mean the world knows that she was you how that she was at that rejection really bothered to because of the reasons why she brought. Her voice is him and bigotry. Anything about people calling. You know that very hard pill for swallow. She did not. It was not easy for and it really to stay with it for a long time. You know in off for years and years and years and years she always. I guess eventually slipped away a little bit but what she wanted to be. Everyone knows was was a classical pianist a concert pianist and even recorded her first album. Which little girl blue which you know. I would recommend everyone check out because you know. It's an extraordinarily accomplished and fully formed first album and this is the sound. She had essentially started to develop entertaining in this club where she became a sensation but even then she thought she was just earning money so she could go back to school and study classical piano. So did you think that she was gonna stick with this kind of show business or did you think you might go at that point did you. Did you believe that she might actually just go back to classical within it. she would. She was for the long haul. It was It was a calling for her. I mean that was not something that she did have has italy mugged say to us. We were taught that god gave this gift. And if you don't use you would lose it. Don't abuse it. Her mom was free paper. Words she juuled inside of us and we stuck to it. I mean we. We really believed our mother shade. And and and i think the proof of the pudding is in the fact that you are talking about her. You know that was. She wasn't gonna let go. She couldn't she. I think you might have read somewhere. Blessing or curse. Have this kind of talent and that there in lies depending dogs of telling and depression that tends to live on that level. Thing that you'd say something about little brew because Best part of the story. And i'm gonna tell when i see the award story about little girl brew so hundred. I should tell over the radio then. Well it's all it's all going to come out about the same time if you wanna. If you wanna give a little preview them that would be okay. No well learned things that need to me to me because she now we're being Living live together in hollywood and we weren't topic the funny because she loves some and she you she said i think. Don't you get tired of being or do you get tired of being nina simone. The and twenty one and she said yes but that that comes this costa at the same time she said yes but sam. There's something that the world doesn't know about me. And i said what is that. He would say well brother. I'm really just a little girl inside. Nobody knows how i am. Because i'm just a little girl blue that is why grow brew. Wow she see. And so. I never knew how to pretty basketball. And gavin hide. Chuck rope projects on anything. So what i did. I went on a border basketball how to shoot back on hoops upon the roof of this building in la then. I bought some jacks because jack was What else do we do. We do ball. We'll be all she loved it. she never do. I think i would feel happy. How happy because it made her happy that she felt like a little girl and he was always and when you touch on that they go inside so shoots radiate. You just have fun. That was the among new. We should hear her version of a little girl. Blue the rodgers and hart song the title track of her first album a happy blue..
"nina simone" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now
"Is no and of course A couple of years ago there was an oscar nominated and very excellent documentary. What happened moan. And i think that was a lot of younger people's introduction to nina john legend quoted her on stage accepting. I think an oscar. Lana del rey asked for a special screening of it and the beyond say told the Director that she you know loved the movie too. So yeah. I think that that movie combined with some of the recent Appearance know sampling of her work in hip hop records has suddenly taken nina simone. You know out in a bigger way than she was before. What else did you learn in your story. That that's coming out about the way her influences out there. I think i think he spoke to giddens. Who had some interesting things to say about her right. I think i think in the context of our times Especially in the black lives matter movement. I think she's become anita's most become an even more inspiring figure because she was You know her. Her music increasingly reflected the times. Like you mentioned mississippi. Goddamn and other kinds of young young gifted and black and songs that she recorded and wrote later on in her career and the whole dignity with which she held herself and and associated new. Martin luther king junior and langston news in so many important figures they they. I think you can look at her now. As as a release of newly symbolic figure in that world. And i think people like ran told me that you know. She looks at nina. Simone does and she said you know as a person of color. I have no excuse any more for not you know pursuing my dreams and doing what i want to do and think she's a nina's newly inspired a whole generation of people. Her whole story is incredibly inspiring. And sometimes harrowing you know to to start out as an an actual prodigy slash genius. Who could play anything. She heard on the piano at age. Three or four.
Questlove uncovers 'Black Woodstock' in his hit Sundance doc
"I'm Julie Walker a landmark nineteen sixty nine Harlem concert series with Stevie Wonder Nina Simone sly and the family stone BB king and so many others finally becomes a documentary and it's pri Mary at the Sundance Film Festival summer of soul became a labor of love for first time director Questlove how easy is it for history to be erased and why is this mainly always having the black people that's an actual band leader was approached by producers to direct after footage from the concert which took place the same year end in the same state as Woodstock had been languishing in storage for decades now is my chance to change someone's life N. N. and tell a story that you know was almost erased the documentary open Sundance where it garnered immediate acclaim and countless at home dance parties for virtual festival goers including Questlove I'm Julie Walker
Micheal Alago interview
"I, knew that I loved music that was hard and fast. So when I heard about all these records coming out on sire records like dead Gauloise and The ramones and talking heads and Richard Hell in the voids I thought to myself Oh, I got here this stuff and I wound up loving but yet coys and I would go to see every time they came in Cleveland Ohio and one night they were doing a three night stand when the British invasion of Khan came to New York with a group called the damned I went all three nights to that so I was just I was just creating my own way, my own path because I was curious and I was so curious it was out all the time
In Jazz-Movie Endings, Some Story Elements Just Keep Bouncing Back
"One cable this month Turner classics is presenting a series of movies with jazz connections as it happens our jazz critic Kevin Whitehead has a new book about movies that tell jazz stories so we invited him to talk a little about the subject in the first of two segments he looks at what he calls the stock jazz movie ending a basic plot element subject to many variations here's Kevin over ninety some years of movies about jazz some plot points and story elements keep coming back we see young musicians had been meant toward by African American elders who work basement clubs and want to play the way they feel when the man just wants him to play the music is written it's the movies so there are romantic complications sometimes tied to divergent musical tastes such problems may be resolved in a version of the stock jazz movie ending a big New York concerts or parties at odds are reconciled it turns up by nineteen thirty seven in the romantic comedy champagne waltz Fred MacMurray plays a saxophonist who turns old Vienna onto jazz killing business at the waltz palace next door and wrecking Fred's romance with the waltz kings are pressing her granddaughter in the end they're all on stage in New York romantic and musical differences are resolved is gigantic jazz and classical orchestras mash on a swinging the classics mashup of tiger rag in the blue Danube it's kitchen music clear storytelling symbolizing the wedding to come in the nineteen thirty eight Irving Berlin song fast Alexander's ragtime band moving the reconciliation between bandleader and singer to Carnegie Hall the gold standard for classy venues in the movies that template came back with minor variations for decades in nineteen forty sevens the fabulous Dorsey's battling brother bandleaders Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey playing themselves patch up their feud just long enough to play a double concerto just as the real Dorsey's cooperated long enough to make the movie a couple of months later came the film in New Orleans with the most over the top New York concert ending which clears the way for an opera singer Merion jazz Booker at Symphony Hall the singer acquire three pianos the Philarmonic orchestra and woody Herman's big band all cram onstage to murder the film's instant hit song which we've already heard Billy holiday do rather better the New York concert capital turns up through the nineteen fifties a jazz movie tradition as in the Benny Goodman story or St Louis blues or WC handy's disapproving people finally accept as blues music once performed in concert alongside Mozart and Mendelssohn more variations came later in nineteen seventy twos lady sings the blues after an analyst U. S. tour Diana Ross as Billie Holiday is finally allowed to play New York again at Carnegie with violence the real holiday did play Carnegie Hall but without the fiddles in twenty sixteen Nina is always held on as Nina Simone who's been living in better French exile plays a free concert in Central Park and discovers her people still love her reconciling Nina Simone and America no reconciliation ending has grander implications
Electro-pop, power ballads and moccasin gaze: Meet this year's Indigenous Juno nominees
"Is square means woman in the CREE language. It's also the name chosen by alternative. Electronic Singer is square. The moniker is an abbreviation of her. Traditional name was he squandered a square which means blue sky woman is square has been a powerful and unapologetic voice for the indigenous experience in Canada. Ever since her self titled Album in Two Thousand and thirteen and her follow up. Juno nominated album the fight within four years later. Her third album at Chaco sick came out last month. It's been nominated for a Juno for adult alternative album of the year. Her Video Little Star has also been nominated for video of the year the cree and may T- artists grew up in Winnipeg and is based in Hamilton. She joins me from Toronto. Welcome sister at ten. Say from you so tell me about your new album. What were you thinking feeling about? Is You wrote these amazing songs. While thank you first of all and this one was a piece that I wanted to. I wanted it to be a story from start to finish so when I was putting all of the pieces together. I looked at this as a full narrative that was meant to share stories about culture and community and pride and art in addition to some of the struggles in some of the more challenging conversations. That are taking place within our community and society and so on to create this like element of of empathy. I suppose so that when the challenging conversations started to peel back when those layers started to come come down that that would exist so that we would be able to move forward through those conversations with a warmer spot in our hearts for each other. So much of your music as you said earlier you want to have these conversations whether they're difficult or challenging conversations with people and Much of a music is very political and I use that in air quotes because political means a lot of things to different people. What does it mean for you? It means to be a part of the change that I wanna see so it means that you know my experiences experiences of my loved ones. My family my community those people around me. I want to share those stories in a way that reaches people so that we can make changes. So why did you lend your voice in this way square when you could do very well by singing straight up pop songs staying out of it? Why do you get in it? You can't unsee what you've seen and that's really that's it. There's no other reason a rationale for me. I I feel this way. I see these things and it's it's now just a part of me. I didn't start off as a political artist. If you would write. I started off as just an artist. And and you know when you when I when I sit back and I listened to the ones that come before us Nina Simone. This is not a perfect quotes. Don't quote me on it verbatim. But along the lines of it's an artist's job to reflect the time and I really really value that sentiment and I think it's really important for us to use our our platforms our voices for those sorts of things. So it's less of a choosing more of something that just is a part of my soul now and it's more than just gesture music and and your lyrics it's also Your performance when he perform onstage. You transform you. Wear you put on the face paint and some elaborate costuming and you know you entered into this worldwide. Do that you know it's funny i. I'm learning more and more quite introverted. When I'm not on and then when I'm on whether it's you know on stage or public speaking any of those sorts of things it's I- i- tap into this different side of me and you know sometimes. I think I'm just a conduit to you know ensuring that somebody else's sharing these stories as well right and when it comes to how I perform it's something that just comes up from from the floor through my feet and then out my skull. I have no idea. They say it's the ancestors to believe that one hundred percent. Yeah when I any time I feel or have felt nervous or anxious about whatever it is that I was about to go do whether it was certain stage or a certain conversation or talk or something I if I can regroup and refocus my energy into you know talking to my ancestors my you know the ones up there that I speak to directly. I feel much stronger going into it and so yeah I definitely think they`re. They're with me all the time. I WANNA spend some time talking about your videos which earned gorgeous and powerful little stars I mentioned was just nominated for a juno for video of the year and I have to say that when I watched this video. I wept wept. It really really touched something inside I. What story does this song and video? This is a story of how the media was representing two of our indigenous youths during the trials of the nonindigenous men who were accused of their murders. At of course square. You are talking about the lives of Tina Fontaine in Colton Bushy. Yeah and at the time of these trials Certain media in particular were quite reckless with the way they were running headlines reporting on the cases and the stories and it really hurt. You know I and I don't mean that in any kind of simple way I mean that in the most If you could find the deepest Nook of your soul and stick something sharpen their. That's what it felt like and I didn't know what else to do other than to write. The song and the video really brings in that narrative and of course we'll post linked to that video on our website at CBC dot ca slash unreserved so squeaking of the Junos. How does it feel to be nominated again for your work? Feel so good. I was very excited. I was actually really surprised to be honest. Or you know I you know I don't know I think it was just one of those things. Where when you create a piece of art. It's hard to imagine that people are going to respond or something like it's it's such a vulnerable place to be that I tend to shy away from it and I'm just like okay here. You go and then I run and hide. That's kind of what happened. So what do you think it means though for for for particularly somebody who is indigenous and also political receive in recognition like this? Well Yeah it's I mean number one. It's a huge honour and I'm still. I'm still kind of digesting it right like it's been a huge uphill. Climb FOR ME. And it's a slow climb and so I I'm still kind of processing the sentiment of what it means to me what it means to what I'm doing and and almost like taking a step back and going. Oh there's people who are on board with me on this like they're a part of of the conversation and they're a part of the art and those two things are like. I can't rip those apart if I tried. And so people are starting to support that in ways that they hadn't before for me right so it's it's pretty powerful. Well thank you so much for your time today. Stay awesome sister. Thank you my friend. And congratulations thank you as square is a singer songwriter. Performer based in Hamilton.
"nina simone" Discussed on This Day in History Class
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"nina simone" Discussed on This Day in History Class
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"nina simone" Discussed on Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen
"In the sixties protests music had a heavy associated with counterculture your culture folk and rock artists but in recent times hip hop artists an African American jazz artists have carried the mantle because they have to particularly at this moment when so many musicians are experiencing what you may call a political turn and this is connected both to the rise of black lives matter and also to the efforts to generate some kind of resistance to the current administration who live in. That's why we keep going and keep doing this. You know now. In the time period that people are really speaking out. We know this movements. It's happening again. which is Great? The things were you know have been always relevant in many ways. Black gold against both Simone's time in America and her a prolific period of musical activism. Legal troubles persisted throughout her later career. Thanks to unpaid tax bill and protests to the Vietnam War Simone fled first to Barbados and later to Liberia. She remains insistent that her protest songs like Mississippi. Goddamn had made. Did it impossible for her to work in the. US where she felt racism hurt her career. Have mercy on this land of mind. We all you'RE GONNA get it in time. I don't belong here. I don't belong bad. Believe in prayer. In Europe's relax Jackson to a more comfortable role performing jazz clubs. Such as Ronnie Scott's in London where she played throughout the nineteen eighties she died in southern France in two two thousand three at the age of seventy and her ashes were scattered in several African countries. I saw her perform not long before she passed away. Hey I think in probably one of her last performances in the US there was a kind of restraint to that performance foreman. I miss the the enthusiasm that helped to persuade us. That change was indeed indeed possible. If she were alive today she would recognize that this world would not be what it is today. Hey without those movements and without that music that was an integral element of those struggles..
This Woman's Work: Black Gold by Nina Simone
"Classic Kulgam. Sundays is a program of community listening events founded by Coline Cosmo Murphy were fans listened to essential albums uninterrupted. On state of the art sound systems systems. For this woman's work we're highlighting classic albums by female artists who have made a lasting impact on music and pop culture. This time the grammy nominated donated live album black gold by Nina Simone for us. It was recorded in front of a packed audience at Philharmonic recall in New York City on October. Twenty six thousand nine hundred sixty nine and released in nineteen seventy. The record captures the commanding poignant performance by Nina Nisa Mellon that night but we also hear her onstage banter between songs at times she seems Aloof and dignified. But then she's teasing lighthearted and the audience is clearly delighted lack gold displays Nina Simone's talents at interpreting Asong not to mention her range moving from soul and Gospel to show tunes and folk music through it. All her distinctive voice soars into moments of defiance and uplift is record represents not only an artist at the peak of for talents but an important figure in the civil rights movement in the US in this episode of this woman's work. Nina Simone's black gold.
"nina simone" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now
"Myself suspended and the I heard young gifted and black wasn't Nina Simone it was is a reggae version things that we were hearing American music and since I walked in the door you kinda came when you're hey you're not leaving it lighter I went will not just really did I was started.
"nina simone" Discussed on KCRW
"In between the sounds of Nina Simone into the black Pomus it's Casey RW I'm not sure chill the thirty three after a long lost soul and I can hear the bread string hello what you want to call I think it was I've got your number it's cold yeah no I mean now back in those I'm still not let's see it always thank you this this and I'm they used to have one Hey well rounded up no no and is in a month yeah I was what you I need to re I know I when you so and out of the sad music from Celeste got street park doing lately off the lately EP also one of my favorite records from twenty nineteen courtesy of Ravina featuring another incredible.
An 'inclusive and free art form composer Antonio Snchez lauds jazz, ahead of International Day
"I'm an Akhara move with you and us as jazz. Great, Nina Simone, one set Jez, not just music. It is a way of life. It is a way of being away of thinking written into the quest for human dignity, democracy and civil rights. The story of jazz is celebrated worldwide on thirty April with support of the UN cultural agency, UNESCO Mexican, jazz, composer and drummer. And Tony Sanchez the finest jazz, simply as freedom highlighting its inclusive power to bring different elements together transforming it into something greater the five time Grammy award winner who scored handwritten rita's Academy Award winning film Birdman is participating in the main commemorations for international jazz day held his year in Australia. Mr. Sanchez spoke to you n uses Antonio, LA Fuente. Well, I think jazz is very inclusive art form for some reason. It's nature. It's about bringing other elements and merging them on to the music. So in the beginning it came from, you know, completely glac music, and blues and soul. And then it's the improvisational part of started developing blood. It's a kind of music that can merge any kind of Jon Rao of music, and it turns out to be even greater and bigger than the individual parts. So when there's been many recessions history that have blended Jess with other kinds of world music, whereas it could be from to band music or. Brazilian music or African music or rock and roll. It doesn't matter to music that really can take any other kind of done. Right. And and and not only it can take it, but it benefits from it. And it develops more. And it it becomes richer as time goes by that what what is his sake. Jess to me that the finishing of Jess is freedom musician. It gives me the freedom of express myself exacly the way I'm feeling that day in that moment, which is is rare when you play political music, which I played classical piano for many years. You know, you're interpreting something and you have a certain amount of freedom. But it's it's usually you have to be a lot more strict with interpretation. Jazz. You can really change the course of the music in second just depending on how your you're feeling that they so you're I there's been times where I've been really sick very tired in pain where I have to perform and those dates are some of the best days sometimes because you can really channel your energy into the music that very moment. And sometimes what comes out is is something that you never thought you could do and also to meet death is freedom in the sense that it really can be ended is under the umbrella from privitization. But when I write for example, I I've not really paying attention to the fact that it has rock implants, or Jeff influence or Latin influence. Or anything? I just righted. I compose it, and it's all under the rela of Jess because it has the the vocabulary of improvisation and inclusion Anthony Europe anticipating home, the commemoration of internationally what those commemorations and what people can do to commemorate these. Well, the way it works is usually musicians from all over the world come together, and we play repertoire from all walks of Jess all John roster that are are inclusive in jest language, and we all perform with each other. So there's been times where I play with in a band where everybody's from a different country. But we're playing a very and like, for example. Last year two years ago, we played in Cuba, and we played a best mutual the very famous Latin standard, and it was a piano player from the Middle East or they route it was finger from Korea. And it was it was an American bass player and myself. So that kind of of of inclusion is what to me is the most interesting part about Jeff everybody learns language. Everybody knows it, and and we can all perform and and interact at the same time.
"nina simone" Discussed on KCRW
"In between the sounds of Reginald or mass mammo- the fourth Nina Simone. It's KCRW. Doc. Everywhere. There is. Taking it. Back Nina Simone, nineteen seventy eight Baltimore getting remixed by tropical tropical remix of Nina Simone's, classic Baltimore music from Reginald Obama's Mamo the fourth. He's got a brand new forthcoming record titled where we going in search balance. Released from Reginald or mass MoMA the fourth drops may tenth. Music from the talk of the town at south by south west a young Chicano artists by the name of Omar Apollo today's cuts featuring. Apollo big fan of his sound. He.
"nina simone" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Nina Simone, the inspiration. As I mentioned for David Bowie to sing wild is the wind and for many other crossings over in pop music like the animals adopting the don't let me be misunderstood. And so on, but there's Nina Simone with the children go where I send the song. That was also a hit for guy named David soul who was one half of Starsky and hutch on television. Starsky and hutch were like, the hall and Oates of detectives with you think about it, but in temperament and in anyway. Nina Simone, the songbook on WNYC. The night of the Ed Sullivan show, February nine nineteen sixty four when the Beatles debut. There were other artists on the Bill, for example, Frank Gordon, did impressions the whole cast of Oliver appeared and ironically, one performer in the group is Davy Jones would become the leader of the monkeys. And then there was Tessie O'Shea. She I mentioned because that is an example of where English music was at in terms of its crossover appeal to America. Prior in the immediate time before the so-called, British invasion that began to the Beatles. Other examples would be and I mentioned English with Tessie. She was Irish, but also of welts descent, but but she did the musical act. And then the other form of music that was commonly heard was so-called trad jazz. Well, represented by huge hit records in America. For example. Midnight in Moscow by Kenny ball and his jasmine and this one Acura bilk stranger on the shore. When.
"nina simone" Discussed on Sound Opinions
"We've been hearing from some of our listeners about some of their scariest songs of all time. And Jim, and I are going back and forth with some of our selections. And right now, it's Jim stern, Greg. I'm gonna throw another one to another dedicated listener who wrote in with a killer suggestion was so good, maybe go instantly. Don't have never thought of it before. Shelby Peterson from Chicago said hard choice, but I have to go with pirate Jenny by Nina Simone. Her voice has a haunting cast to it. And when she gasps out near the end that alert it sends shivers down my spine. Shelby is absolutely right. Eunice? Wayman Nina Simone, real name is singing a song by Bertel brick and Kurt vile from Threepenny opera. If I look at it as just the tune that those guys wrote pirate Jenny is about a woman who was perhaps captured by one ship. And then the pirates that she was part of her coming to rescue her the black ship on the who. Ariza n-, and the these people who've been mistreating her making her scrub the decks, and who knows what else are going to get. There's the way Nina Simone plays it now, she was a civil rights activist. She changes a very few words, and does it skillfully. It's suddenly a southern hotel that she is cleaning and she's being mistreated by the white patrons in a racist society and the black ship suddenly becomes something else. It's it's going to become Justice when societies equalised, you're gonna get yours, and you know, the anger in her voice is amazing. But it's so subtly underplayed that that's what's creepy about it a powerful. Tune a scary tune pirate Jenny by Nina Simone on sound opinions. You can watch scrubbing. These spoil 'em scrubbing the floor. Maybe once you've tipped me. And it makes you feel swells crummy southern town crummy old hotel, but you'll never get. You have to talk. Bassa scream in the night. And you want have been. And you see me can green scrubbing. And you say. What she got to Greece. I'll tell you. The black. On its. We'll be coming any..
"nina simone" Discussed on The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast
"We'll say this, why don't help? Nobody. Just 'cause shit like this can help you help somebody next thing. You know, they putting your business on the street. There was one joyous moment in that that week, there's a song do up, starts over the panel. So one day she was just being real. And I'm like, okay, say what you want to say, say what your chance real, what. You say you say a real nice person care, right massaging. Wa he? No, he implied there. Same thing Trump implies. So do office due out. I went blown blown. Joy. Me and saying of verse. And of course we did a verse of course of joy for invasion. Okay. Back to this. So for a minute, like a minute and a half she gives she's normalize became so it's in there. I really feel like she's in something happened. People can change right now what I'm saying. So I'm not shitting on her forever and then like you know, coming up, but it's now you are because it's been a while rob and you still mad so win over because it's her and it's been over. This ain't been a nightmare interview, negative. What about your music? You plug in ten minutes Laura here, what you up to, what are you doing? Which will life? Why are you ain't made a mis- education, Robert glass, sorta. I know your name and your music. That's the stuff that really haven't, and you're gonna have to take a kind of belief for it at some point. You know what I mean? And then you could like Maxwell Maxwell, you know Mexico's the whole pretty wings two thousand nine hundred thousand fourteen. The nicest guy I've ever played another black man and you just didn't come in with a chip on your shoulder, a y'all got along just fine. Interesting. Interesting. Good that when every candle, Greg, but he'll tell you was like, man, my earliest you couldn't have been in my in my early years. He's I was a whole different person. Yeah, he was a whole different kind of do that. He can be honest and say that I was tripping. He was tripping. He said it and he wasn't like that with us at all. At all. So people can change. You know what I mean? So I hope she does change, you know? But those were real face. You expect. People. A lot of families cutting we together, but it was remotely, you know what I mean? We did a tribute to the bone album. It was called a news, Nina Simone revisited. She produced the first half and produced the second. So I predict the first half, she's all the songs and she used her van. The second half, I use other jasmine Sullivan. I you. He probably was mashed. He want to use them for the first half bad, but anytime shitting on buying things for fifteen years, this mega. Oh my God. Andre. Greg reporter. I use usher. I use marriageable 'blanche and I use somebody so that's half and half, but it it's on, you know, get anywhere platform, but, but you know, we, we're, we're in the same room, but RCA was like, Robert, we want you to produce this album, and then it came to like, lower wants to do to y'all do together super first secondhand. So she don't even have a problem with Disney. He may harbor in his good all the time. I guarantee of million dollars. He's never brought this up to her. I don't think I've Garrity a million fucking dollars. He telling the fucking world about it before he will pick up the phone and say, Lauren, can we talk this make took money a second time to do it. Nina Simone collaboration. Where as feeling say, I had a problem with you remember that gig. I appreciate this yet. Steel. Oh my God. Mega. I tell you. Paintwork whittle. Well. Let's talk about that green concert on. On what teeing is now you shitting on August green concert too. My god. Anything else Paseo when his bird? Yes, most bison this out there, but I just I'm just thoroughly disappointed. Thoroughly disappointed robber glass for I don't know, what is this going to be when. That was. Why. Probably what going gonna say. Call them out by talk about our Queen. 'cause he don't need to talk about the Queen of the hill. Out, just keep her name out of your face. Talk about Joe music. Sad, really just because he, he just advocates Hobart two other days..
"nina simone" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Dr all Oh man where to even begin with Kurt Cobain I was listening almost exclusively to the sort. Of thing we just played when a buddy of mine. Made me listen to never mind after a round of Super Mario. World It was the first. Truly loud music I ever loved Kurt Kurt often said. That this was his favorite song off of that incredible record Yeah Two Yes Pain You main. Boy do we ever miss? You, hey how about Mike l. was onto on, bass Josh Dion on drums and Chris, elbow John electric. Guitar Keep And, lastly this week would have been eighty fifth birthday of the great Nina, Simone Nina Simone born Eunice Wayman who at age twelve refused perform at her classical. Piano. Recital until, her parents were allowed to sit at the front who changed her, yeah Changed her name to Nina Simone so her family would know she was performing the devil's music to. Fund her private panel essence and who attended, Juilliard before, becoming one of the most inspirational singers with the generation and a hugely influential champion for equality and civil rights here's Madison Cunningham paying tribute with Nina's inimitable feeling. Good Fine You know how I feel So You. Know.
It's a Boy! John Stamos Welcomes Son Billy — and Names the Newborn After His Late Dad
"Just showed us a picture and the now you're pretending like that never happened and all the rest of us are like but what about your face i have my tinfoil hat on john stamos and his wife kaitlin mchugh have welcomed a son john stamos broke the news on his instagram and shared that his son's name is billy this is the first child for john stamos it is so cute the way that he revealed this on social media he basically was like i'm an i'm not just an uncle anymore it was just like it's john stamos is the daddy is like the sexiest thing that's ever happened this hold on the rocks video game movies i yeah we need steamy images to melt rocks video game movie rampage top the box office this weekend earning thirty four point five million dollars in its opening weekend a quiet place fell to second with thirty two point six million dollars in the movie truth or dare not the madonna documentary opened a third with nineteen point one billion dollars i mean i'm just saying i it shocks me that rampage kicked the quite a is it all quiet place a quiet place out of the out of the top slot not by much though only ten million dollars in rampage being as big budget as it is sure probably should have made more good point point although i will tell you i was watching the rock this weekend cook it jumanji cute we watched the movie it was kind of adorable bon jovi the moody blues the cards dire straits and nina simone among others were inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame on saturday and the induction also included six songs including louis louis the twist and born to be why which is kind of fun right i mean i i love the songs of course and also von jovi nobody else no way no love for the moody blues they will all like show up on the chart a little bit this week because of that update pepper dirt alert updates at the top of every hour plus get extended dirt alerts at eight twenty twelve twenty and five twenty six and now.
Rock royalty ready for Hall
"Bon jovi the cars and four first time nominees including nina simone were inducted saturday night in the rock and roll hall of fame in cleveland dire straits the moody blues and sister rosetta therapy also earned the prestigious honor czech filmmaker milos forman whose american movies one flew over the cuckoo's nest and amadeus won a deluge of academy awards including best director oscars died saturday he was eighty six and nineteen seventy five cuckoo's nest captured every major oscar at that year's academy awards the first film to do so since nineteen thirty four's it happened one night i'm jim hawk npr news in washington support for this npr podcast and the following message come from trans union your credit health is so much more than a score that's why they help you stay on top of it protected and understand it get your report and more at trans union dot com slash npr.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 induction: Inside the ceremony
"Bit iraq seoul is pretty much something for just about everyone at this year's rock and roll hall of fame induction ceremony returning to cleveland ohio in the rock and roll hall of fame featuring new inductees bon jovi nina simone the moody blues rockets are pioneer sister rosetta tharp and the cars the festivities taking place at cleveland's public hall which is open to the masses but rock and roll cheap average ticket prices are hovering at just over thirteen hundred bucks a pop.
"nina simone" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now
"It's almost a bit trivializing to talk about her in the context of rock and roll because like i said she was you know john round herself and included so many of music in her work and it's almost trivial but you look at her intersection with rock roaming her version of put a spell on you is one of her most famous songs that's obviously a rational classic that she took onto herself i've seen a lot of people who don't even know that it's the screaming jay hawkins song i think it's it's nina simone song that says it all and then again this falls in the category of trivial but i mean you know john lennon said that he took a little bit of the way she says i love you love you love you in that song and put it into the bridge and michelle so there's that intersection you know the song don't let me be misunderstood a lot of people don't seem to know that year before the animals recorded it she recorded and in fact it was written specifically for her with her mind and her version actually has that famous riff that's in the animals version which by the way in just again this falls in the category trivia but i mean the song babylon by bruce springsteen he said that he based his riff on the animals riff which in turn was based on the nina simone rift so you're talking about someone who was you know whether people realize that are not was among many many other things deeply embedded into sort of even the the standard rock cannon i mean david bowie recorded wild as the wind because nina simone had happened to meet him and they made a huge impression upon each other he told an allen lights book about nina there's a great bit where it was early seventies nina was having one of her hard times and david bowie called her three in the morning and i just apparently just knew she was down and said you know you're not crazy don't ever let them think that you're crazy there aren't many of us out there and then he recorded wild as the wind so there's a lot of connections there let's hear nina's version of don't let me be misunderstood the original version.
"nina simone" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Rosemary clooney course 939 fm wnyc when david bowie recorded wild is the wind i don't believe he was intending and omayad to johnny mathis he did in fact have a friendship at the time platonic with nina simone and her record of wild is the wind stands in its own space give stay i know now share you'll know and that ac eat hey and if goal we are real oh man would shoes b which feeling new though lamno manohla dargis i heard have you ever to be in bad abessole may be bad and now no she loves you too yes good two he either way the eu away.
"nina simone" Discussed on USA Today
"Slammed and it's been getting slammed since uh announcement about casting came about years ago when as always saldahna signed up to play nina simone herself now first of all nina simone and her legacy it's such a big topic right now in pop culture you have two documentaries the coun the past year the amazing unicef simone and the oscar non uh an oscar nominated netflix documentary what happened miss simone count in the past year then you'll have nina nina is the new biopics starring zoe saldana and with just called nina indonesia's called nina got it and it's just getting a lot of uh it's it's just getting a lot of hater eight i would say um and here's why years ago when this movie was first coming together they had cast mary j blige in the role mary j blige backs out than the producers start casting around for somebody else to play nina simone they land on zoe saldana when they cast her people were in an uproar they said she didn't look enough like nina simone when the movie started production they actually use darker skin makeup to make her look more like in this monday widened her nose using prosthetics people found this to be outrageous when their scores of other actresses who look more like nina simone did look she's also thirty years younger the nina simone was when they're playing when they set up uh the script basically this movie looks at her life in the '70s and '80s when she kind of decamped to europe and turned her back on the us after the civil rights era and so it does flash back you see some of our younger nina simone but it is a little bit strange to seize always saldana um in so much makeup and per cetic's portraying an older nina simone and it just doesn't often fly and as so a lot of criticism came not only at.
"nina simone" Discussed on Song Exploder
"When i was a child i wanted to sing super well and then for the first time i discovered nina simone and then i realized oh my god it's not just about the voice here it's about what you say the way you say and spout believing in every single words that get out of your mouth or a woman showing the album to see all of those human beings singing we are death less was actually really powerful we want to write this little anthem foot everybody and we wanted to read this sound that would be against this feeling of being powerless and small and we wanted a song that will make you feel big and feel foolish of engine life and the fire that makes you wanna do something you know nina simone said you know what's freedom no fear and i think that's what deathlists means to it's a way to give hope to people there's awful things happening in the world there's loads of people getting killed and then you're like who's gonna protect me those people i supposed to protect all of us and why they attacking me and there's nothing worse than that saying to yourself it hurts me but i cannot do anything about it and so deathlists of the way to say you can can we can do something about it this is not the end of us.