Lauryn Hill Delivers a Powerful Rendition of Nina Simone’s Feeling Good (Audio)

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RCA Records is producing Nina Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone. This EP will take the timeless music of the late Jazz/Rhythm & Blues vocalist and revive it through contemporary voices. It is being released in conjunction with the new documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?.

Who better to pay tribute than Ms. Lauryn Hill? Both Simone and Hill combine activism, pain, and pride in their versatile music. Each artist has booming voices. To showcase the resonance and similarities, L-Boogie takes “Feeling Good,” the The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd musical tune which Nina Simone notably covered in 1965. Like so many of her performances, Ms. Simone made it her own. And that’s exactly what Lauryn does too…

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#Bonus Beat: 22 years after Nina Simone recorded this I Put A Spell On You album cut, it hit the UK charts, thanks to use in a British shampoo commercial campaign.

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