28.09.2021 Artist Focus: Nina Simone

DJ Laura Jackson
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Some artists leave a legacy that stretches far beyond a great single or a number 1 album. 

Artist Focus is a new series hosted by the extended Melodic Distraction family that deep dives into the life and times of the musicians that have defined the sound of modern music. From the stone cold classics to the unearthed gems and forgotten B-sides, our community tribute an hour of music by a single artist that has had a notable impact on their life.

DJ Laura Jackson delves into the music of the iconic Nina Simone for this edition of Artist Focus!


Trouble On My Mind – Nina Simone at Newport, 1960
Black Is The Colour Of My True Love’s Hair – Black Gold, 1970
Be My Husband – Live At Montreux, 1976
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Verve Jazz Masters, 1964
Poppies – Emergency Ward, 1976
Chauffeur – Let it All Out, 1966
Whatever I Am (You Made Me) – Silk & Soul 1967
Com’ By H’Yere Good Lord – It is Finished, 1974
To Love Somebody – To Love Somebody, 1969
Obeah Woman – It is Finished, 1974
Flo Me La – Nina Simone at Newport, 1960
African Mailman – Little Girl Blue, 1958
Four Women – In Concert, 1965
14. To Be Young Gifted and Black – Black Gold, 1970
Ain’t Got No, I Got Life – ‘Nuff Said, 1968
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free – Silk & Soul, 1967
My Sweet Lord – Emergency Ward, 1976