I still remember the first time I heard Nina Simone sing. Oddly, it was hearing Sinnerman in a Thomas Crown Affair that compelled me to look deeper into this remarkably talented artist. Today, I’m a huge fan of every one of her standards.
One such standout, is “I Put A Spell On You”. Also the title of her autobiography, this song just smoulders an animal sexiness. Dressing up in a fishnet bodysuit and layering on a string skirt of feathers, was the best I could do to honour the high priestess of soul and her magnificent voice: