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Nina Simone is one of the best interpreters in popular music. She wrote over 40 songs, including some of her best such as Mississippi Goddam and Four Women. The song has its origins in 19th century Scotland and immigrants who settled in the Appalachian Mountains around North Carolina made it popular in America.
The song was first documented and recorded by Cecil Sharp, who after his foray into the British A Trout No Doubt - Sue And Ralph Sharon - Mr & Mrs Jazz folk songs made a trip to the US during World War 1 and collected songs that have been passed in oral tradition.
The song was later set to an alternate melody by American folk singer John Jacob Niles, one of the figures MIss Simone? inspired the American folk revival of the 50s and 60s, a mirror of a similar movement in the British Isles in the same period. Nina Simone first recorded the song invery early in her professional career.
The recording took place in Philadelphia with a strings arrangement and was not intended for release at the time. In April she went into a New York Studio with her band and recorded a number of songs.
On the first date, April 4, she recorded Mississippi Goddamthe political song that she composed immediately after the bombing of the church in Birmingham, Alabama. That same event triggered John Coltrane to write the mournful tune Alabama. In the studio that day she was joined by Rudy Stevenson on guitar and flute, Lisle Atkinson on bass and Robert Hamilton on drums.
I have to give Nina credit for being aware that I could bow, and she utilized it a lot. She had me playing a lot of arco in performances. The version Nina Simone recorded in April appeared a couple of years later on the album Wild is the Wind.
That record included the title track, Black Is The Color Of My True Loves Hair - Nina Simone - What Happened landmark cover that influenced David Bowie to also cover the song on his Station to Station album in There are two performances of the song by other artists that stand out for me. Categories: Song.
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