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Nina Simone: Mississippi Goddam

Nina Simone is a giant of jazz history. She’s celebrated here in a concert led by Jules Buckley and the Metropole Orkest with singers Ledisi and Lisa Fischer.

Live at BBC Proms: Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley, with singers Ledisi and Lisa Fischer in a celebration of Nina Simone.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Nina Simone/Trad. arr. Jochen Neuffer: African Mailman/Sinnerman
Jack Hammer arr. Rob Taggart: Plain Gold Ring
Richard Rodgers arr. Evan Jolly: Little Girl Blue
Walter Donaldson arr. Jochen Neuffer: My Baby Just Cares
Jalacy Hawkins arr. Jeremy Levy: I Put A Spell On You
Bennie Benjamin/Horace Ott/Sol Marcus arr. Jeremy Levy: Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
Jacques Brel arr. Sebastian Koolhoven: Ne Me Quitte Pas
George Gershwin arr. Chris Walden: I Loves You Porgy
Henry Purcell arr. Chris Walden: Dido’s Lament
Rudy Stevenson arr. Tim Davies: I’m Going Back Home

c. 20:20 Interval Proms Plus
The life, work and legacy of great African-American singer-songwriter Nina Simone discussed by poet Zena Edwards and singer-musician Ayanna Witter-Johnson. Hosted by Kevin LeGendre. Produced by Zahid Warley

c. 20:40
Nat Adderly arr. Willem Friede: Work Song
Trad. arr. Damiano Pascarelli: See-Line Woman
Andy Stroud arr. Jules Buckley: Be my Husband
Randy Newman arr. Vladimir Nikolov: Baltimore
Exuma arr. Jules Buckley: Dambala
Nina Simone arr. Vladimir Nikolov: Mississippi Goddam
Nina Simone, arr. Tim Davies: Four Women
Trad./Billy Taylor/Dick Dallas. arr. Ilja Reijngoud: Take My Hand, Precious Lord / I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Ledisi (singer)
Lisa Fischer (singer)
Metropole Orkest
Jules Buckley (conductor)

Singer, songwriter, arranger and political activist – Nina Simone is a giant of jazz history. She’s celebrated here in all her guises in a concert led by Jules Buckley and the Metropole Orkest, featuring titles including ‘Feeling Good’ and ‘I Put a Spell on You’.

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2 hours, 20 minutes

Music Played

  • Nina Simone

    African Mailman/Sinnerman

    Music Arranger: Jochen Neuffer. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Jack Hammer

    Plain Gold Ring

    Music Arranger: Rob Taggart. Performer: Lisa Fischer. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Little Girl Blue

    Music Arranger: Evan Jolly. Performer: Ledisi. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Walter Donaldson

    My Baby Just Cares for Me

    Performer: Lisa Fischer. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

    I Put A Spell On You

    Performer: Ledisi. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Anthony Newley

    Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

    Performer: Ledisi. Performer: Lisa Fischer. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Jacques Brel

    Ne Me Quitte Pas

    Performer: Ledisi. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • George Gershwin

    I Loves You Porgy

    Music Arranger: Chris Walden. Performer: Lisa Fischer. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Henry Purcell

    Dido’s Lament

    Music Arranger: Chris Walden. Performer: Lisa Fischer. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Rudy Stevenson

    I'm Going Back Home

    Performer: Ledisi. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest.
  • Nat Adderley

    Work Song

    Music Arranger: Willem Friede. Performer: Ledisi. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Träd

    See-Line Woman

    Music Arranger: Damiano Pascarelli. Performer: Lisa Fischer. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Andy Stroud

    Be my Husband

    Music Arranger: Jules Buckley. Performer: Ledisi. Performer: Lisa Fischer. Performer: LaDonna Harley. Performer: Sharlene Hector. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Randy Newman

    Baltimore

    Music Arranger: Vladimir Nikolov. Performer: Ledisi. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Exuma

    Dambala

    Music Arranger: Jules Buckley. Performer: Lisa Fischer. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Nina Simone

    Mississippi Goddam

    Performer: Ledisi. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Nina Simone

    Four Women

    Music Arranger: Tim Davies. Performer: Ledisi. Performer: Lisa Fischer. Performer: Vula Malinga. Performer: Sharlene Hector. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Träd

    Take My Hand, Precious Lord

    Performer: Ledisi.
  • Billy Taylor

    I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

    Music Arranger: Ilja Reijngoud. Performer: Ledisi. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Anthony Newley

    Feeling Good

    Music Arranger: Jochen Neuffer. Performer: Ledisi. Performer: Lisa Fischer. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.

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