Time for a music break…
That was Screamin’ Jay Hawkins performing one of my favorite renditions of the song “I Put a Spell on You.”
Bet that performance scared the hell out of a bunch white folks back in the day. Ha
The version of that song I return to most was performed by Nina Simone:
Soulful. Mournful. Powerful. Grips me uncomfortably inside. Love her singing it. Her voice was a one-of-a-kind.
Not to ignore CCR’s amazing version, but the radio’s played the hell out of that one.
Hmmm…random song that I happen to love came back across my radar:
That was Alanis Morissette doing a phenomenal performance of her song “Uninvited.”
Given the right state of mind, that song can strike a serious chord in me.
Here’s one I haven’t heard in a minute, Fiona Apple’s song “Criminal” (terrific live performance):
Another tune I’ve appreciated since the early ’90s, Massive Attack’s “Unfinished Sympathy”:
A song I adore and listen to regularly, The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony”:
That’s such an awesome performance. Damn. That’s gotta be one of my favorite songs of all-time, for both lyrics and sound experience. Song speaks to my core.
Music’s therapy for the soul.
Another classic from Nina Simone titled “Sinnerman”:
No one can touch that song but her.