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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Nina Simone ‘Ain’t Got No/I Got Life’

May 21, 2018

Finally recognised by the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Nina Simone remains one of the most idiosyncratic talents to have emerged from any era or genre.

This video captures Nina Simone playing live in London in 1968. Fusing two songs from the hippy musical Hair – ‘Ain’t Got No’ and ‘I Got Life’ – she makes the material wholly her own while infusing it with new meaning and purpose.

Proof, if proof were needed, of Nina Simone’s singular and colossal talent.

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