Nina Simone: Love me or leave me ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Nina Simone: Love me or leave me

I think Nina Simone is kind of unique in the jazz world because as a piano player she added textures in the swing music from classical music. Here is a good example in this video clip from The Ed Sullivan Show where Nina Simone performs "Love me or leave me" followed by the jazz ballad "I love you, Porgy".

Nina Simone on The Ed Sullivan Show
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The music is written by Walter Donaldson and the lyrics by Gus Kahn.

What do you think of Nina Simone and her version of "Love me or leave me"? Tell me.


Anonymous said...

Nina Simone has a velvet voice, and she's just such a pleasure to listen to. Thanks for posting that...

Friar Tuck said...

A fantastic clip. Thank you.