Suggest some music for me, please

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  1. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    Lately, I've become obsessed with Nina Simone's music. Can anyone suggest some music that is similar to her music? I've particularly fallen in love with her jazzier songs.

    Thanks,

    -Don
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Do you like Jeff Buckley?

    Also, try Johnny Hartman, Chet Baker and Billie Holiday.
     
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    Antony and the Johnsons are always getting compared to Nina Simone despite being male.

    Dusty Springfield was good, and Duffy had some good songs as well. It's all older stuff from the '60s.

    Oh, and if you want something funkier, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings is great. They just came out with a new album.
     
  4. Dmac77 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've listened to some of Jeff Buckley's stuff. I'm a fan of it. I'll try the others that you listed too. Thanks Lee!

    I haven't heard of Anthony and the Johnsons, but I'll gibe them a try. I have listened to Dusty Springfield too.

    I'll also give th "funkier" stuff a try too. The fact that it's older stuff doesn't bother me at all; I like older music.

    -Don
     
  5. JediZenMaster macrumors 68000

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    Shirley Bassey is great to listen to also. I love nina simone and Cass Elliott a.k.a mama cass is great too.
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Here's a song from Antony & The Johnson's most recent album from 2009. It's a live performance, but his voice is so incredible that it doesn't make a difference whether he sings in a studio or not. ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBl2-QBD5O8


    And I think you'll like Sharon Jones. Her voice isn't as deep as Nina Simone's, but I'm not sure if that's the reason you like her anyway:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cckkzRDBAo&feature=fvst

    The guy you see at the beginning of the video is Lee Fields, who's one of my favourite musicians, and IMO, released the best album of the last 12 months. And yes, this is a shameless plug for Mr. Fields. ;)



    Smokey Robinson is another appropriate suggestion, but I'm sure you've heard of him.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwiwEdTZ-7c
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uThnUmWRCCs
     

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