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Meshell Ndegeochello’s Tribute To Nina Simone…

In Daily Musings on October 12, 2012 at 9:30 am

One of my all time favourite recording artists, Meshell Ndegeochello, has paid tribute to Ms. Nina Simone by releasing a new album titled ” Pour une âme souveraine {For a Sovereign Soul}.  This disc is a collaboration with artists such as Sinead O’Connor, Cody Chestnut, Toshi Reagon, among other well-known talent.

This venture will consist of covers and adaptations of Nina’s most famous songs, such as “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” {fantastic cover by Cody Chestnut}, “Four Women” and “Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” I’m loving track 8 with Lizz Wright, “Nobody’s Fault But Mine

Meshell has been one of my favourites from her first album “Plantation Lullabies“, when I was working in the Music industry and she was on Madonna’s Maverick record label, which was owned by the label I worked for.  What I’ve always admired about Meshell, was she never conformed to record industry standards, but always played to her own tune.  She is now with small French indie jazz label, Naive, where I’m sure she’s a whole lot happier.

Meshell will be appearing at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC, October, 14.  Catch her if you can.

To hear mini samples of the album via Amazon, click here. or listen to longer samples on iTunes.

  1. Reblogged this on shafiqah1 and commented:
    I tried to re-blog this in the morning, but it was erased. This site sometimes, OH! Anyway, Meshell Ndegeochello has such a raspy voice (thinking of her remake of Ready for the World’s “Love You Down” # AWESOME) so painful and beautiful that I think she can cover Nina Simone without embarrassing herself. There is only one Nina ❤

  2. I found this post informative as I’ve never heard of this artist before. I don’t know if that’s because I live outside the US? However, I’m intrigued and I think I would like her music so I will look her up. Thanks.

    • Thank you so much for stopping by. You’ve made my day. It’s good to know that I was able to grab your attention and inform you of an artist you’ve never heard of. If you can buy/download Plantation Lullubies first. Meshell truly is a talented artist.
      I’ve always said,”if I can interest one person with one of my blog posts I’ve done my job”
      Thanks again for your comment.

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