10. Meshell Ndegeocello – Pour Une Âme Souveriane: A tribute to Nina Simone

Posted: December 31, 2013 | Full size is 600 × 600 pixels

Meshell Ndegeocello dropped off my radar sometime in the late 80s so it was a pleasant surprise to stumble across her gentler, mellower self at the Telluride jazz festival in Colorado this summer and discover this beautiful and touching tribute to the great Nina Simone, “for a sovereign soul”. This actually came out in November 2012 but it’s my blog and I’m claiming it as a 2013 discovery. Her version of Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood is one of the most heartfelt and powerful I’ve ever heard.

Watch a live video of ‘Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’

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