Day 111: Nina Simone – Mr. Bojangles

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Nina Simone – Mr. Bojangles

This is currently one of my favorite Nina Simone songs, not just because it is a fantastic and hauntingly beautiful cover of a timeless country song. But because Nina Simone transcends the boundaries of genre with it. She trades Jerry Jeff’s twangy guitar for her hypnotic piano keys, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s nasal vocals with her own sultry tones. If you’ve never heard this version, listen and enjoy.

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