The Nina Simone podcast series continues with a great story from Nina Simone’s close friend, Vertamae Grosvenor, involving a “to go” plate of home cooking Nina wanted for a flight nearly 20 years ago. This is an excellent example of content about a legendary artist that you can only hear in these Legacy Podcast episodes. After listening to this piece, please browse around the site to hear similar pieces about Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and so many other great musicians.
This segment kicks off with a bit of Nina singing “See Line Woman.” Even if you are new to Nina’s music, you may know this song thanks to recent covers by Feist and Ollabelle, and the Masters at Work Remix on the Verve Remixed collection. You can also click below to compare all these tracks in Rhapsody.
You’ll also hear comments by Patti Smith, as she remembers being inspired by a Nina Simone concert she saw at New York’s long-gone venue, The Village Gate.
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