Nina Simone :: Save Me (Aretha Franklin)

This shit just works on so many levels. Like most everything Nina Simone chose to cover throughout her career, this, her incredibly funky take of Aretha Franklin’s “Save Me,” adds a muscularity to Aretha’s already powerful performance. No one emotes quite like Simone—who really gets inside the material and wrestles it, hell, exorcises it, from the inside out.

10 thoughts on “Nina Simone :: Save Me (Aretha Franklin)

  1. “This shit just works on so many levels” may be my favorite piece of music writing of 2011. I’m not even kidding.

  2. Holy crap, this puts the funk right in my trunk! Makes me want to shake loose with my caboose! Thanks for the pick me up.

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