4/20/2005 01:06:00 PM|||peter patnaik|||
From 7-9 this evening I'll be playing Nina Simone on my radio program - it streams live at wuag.net. The last two years have been a lot of fun, lots of good phone calls and of course listening to Nina Simone for two hours is one of the best things ever.

Today we are looking at a couple of Nina Simone songs as we look at her blues work. Nina's blues are particularly interesting, as they don't really sound like blues recordings before or since. Her musical background is almost entirely in classical, so it's a good chance that she did not have as strong of reference point to blues as she would have in jazz. This makes her blues work much more exciting in some regards, listening to House Of The Rising Sun and Nobody Knows You When You Are Down And Out sound so fresh and original, and still have this wonderful blues feel- because she had experienced the blues, rather than only having experienced blues music. The Bessie Smith track is a good reference point to what female blues singers sounded like and how Nina is outside and also fits within that tradition, it is subtle difference on "Nobody.." but I think it will become clear after a few listens.

Nina Simone - Nobody Knows You When You Are Down And Out
Nina Simone - House Of The Rising Sun

Bessie Smith - Nobody Knows You When You Are Down And Out
|||111401922719279514|||Nina And The Blues4/22/2005 01:59:18 PM|||Anonymous|||I love House of the rising sun, and Nobody knows you when you're down and out. Thanks for finding this stuff and putting it up for people like me to hear.

Its just a pity that there are so few other blues blogs around :(4/22/2005 03:57:44 PM|||peter patnaik|||i only know of one other blues blog that posts mp3s, but it's mostly hotlink'd files from LoC sites, so it's pretty bad.

i really want someone to start up an pre-war country blog, or even a post-war blues blog. if someone else started a good pre-war blues blog, i might get all scarfce up in here ;)4/22/2005 05:39:06 PM|||Andy|||http://www.livinblues.com/ has a ton of blues mp3s.4/22/2005 08:50:37 PM|||sleepybomb|||i think this was the best set of the week. now i need to rip another blues cd to include these.10/23/2005 12:33:17 AM|||Steve Westphal|||Hey, Ireally like your blog. You might like this music downloads12/13/2005 09:51:52 PM|||musiclover987123|||Hello peter p naik !

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