Sunday, December 20, 2009

The High Priestess of Soul, Sister Nina Simone

My guest this week, poet, playwright, essayist and novelist, Ishmael Reed. Mr. Reed and I will be discussing the recent film, Precious, as well as whatever else the day might recommend. Mr. Reed's most recent book, The Plays, was published by Dalkey Archive this Fall. It is the first volume to collect Mr. Reed's work as a playwright. His forthcoming collection of essays, Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media: The Return of the Nigger Breakers, is due this Spring from Baraka Books.

Also this afternoon New Day Jazz will feature music from Nina Simone, focusing on two of her transitional albums, Wild is the Wind and Silk and Soul, her second for RCA. Included in the broadcast will be some of her most famous works, Four Women, and I Wish I Knew How How It Feels To Be Free.

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Track Artist Song Album Label

Nina Simone I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free Silk & Soul RCA

Nina Simone Turn Me On Silk & Soul RCA

Andy & the Bey Sisters Love Medley (Love Is Just Around the Corner, I Love You, Love You Madly) 'Round Midnight Prestige

Al Smith Never Let Me Go Hear My Blues Bluesville

Al Smith I've Got the Right Kind of Loving Hear My Blues Bluesville

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The Jazztet Killer Joe Meet the Jazztet Chess

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Miles Davis Blue X-Mas (To Whom It May Concern) Jingle Bell Jazz Columbia

Duke Ellington Jingle Bells Primpin' for the Prom CBS - France

Charles Brown Merry Christmas Baby Driftin' Blues Aladdin

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Betty Carter I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire The Modern Sound of Betty Carter ABC - Paramount

Carmen McRae I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life Bittersweet Focus

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Nina Simone Four Women Wild is the Wind Phillips

Nina Simone Lilac Wine Wild is the Wind Phillips

Nina Simone Break Down & Let It All Out Wild is the Wind Phillips

Johnny Carisi (Gil Evans Orchestra) Angkor Wat Into the Hot Impulse

Duke Ellington featuring Lil Green Walkin' & Singin' the Blues Primpin for the Prom CBS - France

Interview with Ishmael Reed By Justin Desmangles

Sun Ra I Am Strange I Am Strange Norton

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