Pre-Halloween Nina Simone Treat

Nina_1This October 31st will see the release of Nina Simone: Remixed and Reimagined which features 13 of the American jazz soul legend's tracks remixed by a variety of DJs (Francois K, Coldcut, Chris Coco, and Lenny B among them).

I have for you today two alternative versions of her track "Turn Me On" from the 1967 album Silk & Soul.

These are alternative versions remixed by Tony Humphries that don't appear on the album, and they are an elegant pair of treats.

"Turn Me On" — Nina Simone (Tony Humphries Main Mix)
"Turn Me On" — Nina Simone (Tony Humphries Vocal Mix)

You can stream additional tracks from the album at the Nina Simone MySpace page.


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  1. NINA!!!!! Thank you for the treat and making me aware of the album. I'm totally feeling this!

    Posted by: bucknips | Oct 19, 2006 12:09:04 PM

  2. Don't know why gay folk still support Simone. She virulently hated
    us with a rabid passion! You can find things online to back my comment up. At least she's one more 'phobe that's dead!

    Posted by: Allen | Oct 19, 2006 1:00:15 PM

  3. I don't necessarily support Nina. I still like her music though. She was a pretty unbalanced person when it came to it all. To be honest, with her antics, we're lucky she didn't support us. lol

    Posted by: Damon | Oct 19, 2006 3:08:24 PM

  4. On paper it sounds great, on the record, not so much. 'cept for that Coldplay remix

    Posted by: Andres Duque | Oct 19, 2006 11:01:43 PM

  5. I am a Nina follower + quite gay, and parts of what Allen said is true, but then again Nina was a woman of extremes and bipolar expressions. She could say that she hated the gays, whites, blacks, americans, whatever, and the other day have a totally different opinion.

    She still is great, and a High Priestess, I would gladly burn in Hell if she demanded it, probably with her at my side ;)

    Thanks towleroad for giving this attention, look out for the maryjblige/simone movie project with will and grace producer cynthia mort!!!

    Posted by: Marcel.Y | Oct 21, 2006 8:54:26 AM

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