6 Search Results for Tag: Nina Simone

From Meccano to Legoland

Movement, travel, destination and of course, a playlist made with a friend.. Featuring artists like: Swing Slow, Daniel Lanois, Sharon Van Etten, Nina Simone, Eels, New Radicals, Rufus Wainwright, Chuck Prophet, Guster, The Housemartins

The Swagger Of A Confident Man Moving With Purpose…

A soundtrack for all kingpins, bosses and CEOs… – featuring artists like DJ Shadow • Anderson .Paak • Jidenna • Nas • Nina Simone • James Brown • Llorca • Mr. Scruff

Piano Classics Vol. 1

Tracks where the piano – and occasionally the organ make all the difference – featuring artists like Tom Waits • James Leg • The Belfast Cowboys • Lou Reed • Joe Jackson • Wilco • World Party • Nina Simone

Mood Indigo – Duke Ellington

I first heard this when I was walking through my college’s campus center. A student jazz group called the Hot Sextet (ha, ha) was playing in the lounge area, and the melody stopped me in my tracks. Ellington tunes often have this quality of intense nostalgia, even when you’re hearing them for the first time.

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free – Nina Simone

Like a lot of young British movie fans of my age, the deceptively cheerful piano melody of this song first came to my attention in the 1970s as the theme music to the BBC’s long-running Film Review series (Film 1972, Film 1973 etc etc…) and it was nearly twenty years before I learned that this jolly jazz-gospel piano tune was in fact one of the key cultural touchstones of the American Civil Rights movement.

Baltimore – Nina Simone

I first heard this track from Bonobo’s Late Nite Tales and am like whaaaaaat? Nina Simone did Reggae. Well she didn’t just do reggae she wrote an anthem to define the dark streets corroding to urban decay and post-industrial cities with wheels falling off the Wagon.