The incredible Nina

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To say great things about Nina Simone is so cliché that it’s not even worth the trouble. Nina was amazing.

In 1992, she moved to the south of France where she stayed until her death, in 2003. It is obvious in her work that she really loved both the music and the country.

In 1965, she released an album that featured three French songs: Ne me quitte pas, by Jacques Brel, Tomorrow is my turn, an amazing version of L’amour c’est comme un jour and You’ve got to learn, both by Charles Aznavour.

In 1987, her greatest hit My baby just cares for me was chosen to feature in an ad for Chanel n5 and the film, diretected by Ridley Scott, brought back Nina to the spotlight and gave her career a new dimension.

You’ve got to learn (Il faut savoir)

Tomorrow is my turn (L’amour c’est comme un jour)

A different version:

Ne me quitte pas

Bonus: speaking of Nina Simone, the amazing studios Aardman made an animation out of one of her greatest hits (and one of my favorite songs EVER).

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I’m Gabriela Mudado, a Brazilian girl who has been in love with French tunes since… well, ever! I started a blog about French music (in Portuguese) in 2008 and recently decided to create an English version of it.

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