Still working through Nina Simone, should have more time to listen this weekend. CD 3 had some gems I forgot about, highlighted by her versions of “O-o-oh Child” (5 Stairsteps) and “The Pusher” (Hoyt Axton, Steppenwolf did a well-known cover). I was quite lucky to catch Nina an her US tour just before she passed away… she left the US in 1970 and didn’t return to tour until 2002, though she visited for other things. She also ” fired a gun at a record company executive whom she accused of stealing royalties” (according to this interview).
RIght on. Not that I advocate shooting record execs anymore, they are kind of pathetic now, an endangered species, like John Birchers and people who like Orangina.