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Monday, 4 March 2013

The Diva Video Of The Day™ Nina Simone / Feeling Good

Nina Simone's voice gives me goosebumps. She sings like she's speaking sacred verses evocative of prayers, lamentation, benediction, incantation, supplication. Her vibrato has a gutteral quality that sounds like it comes from the depths of history.

Feeling Good, with its references to birds in the sky and scent of the pine, reminds me of the Native American ethos of unity between humanity and nature.      

She's a peerless storyteller.

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life for me
And I'm feeling good...

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