Three Songs

Presented here, for your consideration: three worthwhile songs, one well-known, one less so, and one not at all.

Pianist and singer Nina Simone’s jazzy take on the soul standard Sinnerman stole the scene in 1999’s The Thomas Crown Affair, while indie rock outfit The National’s haunting Fake Empire is known for angst-y appearances on NBC teen dramas. Last and also least well-known, at least outside of Canadian folk music circles, is Bruce Cockburn’s hypnotic Golden Serpent Blues. These three, especially the first and last, are worth the time.

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The Amazing Nina Simone, 1959.

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