Inspired by Lodey’s post mentioning Ella and Louis and seeing Jamie Cullum doing a rather good version of “Sinnerman” at the Singapore Jazz Festival, I spent most of Sunday evening listening to the some of the all time great female jazz Singers….. Ella, Nina, Sarah Vaughan and some Aretha for good measure…..
My conclusion is that Nina Simone is probably the greatest ever female vocalist. Anyone care to disagree ?
And here’s Nina doing my all time favourite “Sinnerman”. An amazing song / performance (the whole album “Pastel Blues” is fabulous)