This probably seemed a bit random, Mike mentioned in the BOTM thread that Porgy was his favourite song sung by Nina Simone. I heard this song and posted it. I was trying to find a recording I heard a long time ago where she was playing two songs at the same time, but couldn't find it. @rhysonsax also mentioned which key she was performing Porgy in, she was able to change to any key she wished and would sometimes tell the band which key it was in just as they were about to start playing. usually one they weren't expecting. her guitarist also has this talent.@MikeMorrell and @everybody
I saw the a good documentary about her, can't remember what it was called, she was a very angry lady and also came across at times as not being very pleasant.She behaved like a Diva and the drugs, alcohol and personal nightmares got the best of her. But on a good day she was better than most, certainly better than some of the ‘superstars ‘ of today. I saw her live, I think in 1988. She befuddled the major part of the 50 minute gig but when she sang ‘Sweet love’ the whole world disappeared around me. A wonderful memory only tainted by the rest of her performance.
I saw the a good documentary about her, can't remember what it was called, she was a very angry lady and also came across at times as not being very pleasant.
But she was still wonderful in my rose tinted glasses
Considering the world she, and a few million other Americans, lived in; surrounded by a good few million more who intentionally made the lives of people like her hell - a world where anyone who looked like her could be publicly lynched, could be roasted alive for hours in front of a cheering mob of adults and children before images of their roasted corpse was then turned into very popular postcards, I'd be pretty angry, too, and would probably be less than tolerant (rightly or wrongly) of people trying to impose their ideas upon me, even if it's just how much milk to have in my tea. Let's face it, simply writing 'Mississippi Goddam' was an act of incredible bravery - thousands had been lynched for much less.I saw the a good documentary about her, can't remember what it was called, she was a very angry lady and also came across at times as not being very pleasant.