Nina Simone has to be one of my favourite female artists. I could listen to her music all day, in fact I’m pretty sure there have been many occassions when I have done just that!
I love her smooth expressive jazz-like singing; the low tenor of her voice; the way her music mixes gospel, soul, jazz, blues and classical all into one!
Her music was incredibly influential in the fight for equal rights in the US and even listening to it now you find yourself relating to the passion in her voice and the lyrics of each song.
I love My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina’s smooth voice together with the piano, double base and great lyrics makes this song a great choice as your first dance love song – the first line says it all: ‘My baby don’t care for show……….’