Song of the Day 3/20

Nina Simone – “I Shall Be Released”

This is, I suppose, a bit of a break in the uber-current-indie tradition I’ve set so far in these song of the day posts.  But today I was filled with awe at what a friggin solid song “I Shall Be Released” is (this actually happens somewhat often), and went on a bit of a craze listening to many, many cover versions of it back to back.  Nina’s version was my favorite one that I came across–she jazzifies it and swings it into a different meter, but totally pulls it off.  Give it a quick listen!

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~ by toren on March 21, 2010.

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