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  •  She is one of my favorites (6+ / 0-)
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    foufou, martyc35, Matt Z, Aidos, mjbleo, Woody

    That I discovered myself about 5-6 years ago. I definitely favor her live recordings as they do a better job of capturing her nuance. My personal favorite is a song called "Nina's Blues". It's basically a version of "Trouble In Mind" but you have to love how she explores the lower registers with such emotion, while today's diva's seem to think that belting out the high notes is where it is at. Another artist, long deceased, but never got his due that I find myself listening too alot is a guy called Johnny Adams. Check him out.

    Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato

    by marko on Thu May 05, 2011 at 09:49:13 AM PDT

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