Lauryn Hill Is 'Feeling Good' In Her Cover Of Nina Simone


If you're a Nina Simone fan, then you're in for a double dose of the High Priestess of Soul. Not only is she getting a tribute in the form of the upcoming Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? but in the form of some great music as well. RCA Records is set to release the Nina Simone tribute album Nina Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone on July 10th, and our girl Lauryn Hill is providing a whopping six tracks on the 16-track album. Out of the six tracks, RCA has offered Lauryn's cover of Nina's 1965 track "Feeling Good" as the first official release. Lauryn starts out singing the hair-raising first few lines effortlessly with her velvety smooth tone, matching the haunting aura from the original track. The music stays close to the original as well, except with a few extra instrumentals and piano.

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The album, produced by Robert Glasper, will feature covers from the likes of Nina's daughter Lisa Simone, CommonMary J. BligeUsher, Gregory Porter, Alice Smith, Lalah Hathaway and Jazmine Sullivan, who contributed the previously released "Baltimore." The documentary is set for release on June 26th, and Nina Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone will debut on July 10th. You can listen to Lauryn's version of "Feeling Good" right here and, if you're curious to see what each artist is covering, we've included the tracklist for you below.

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Nina Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone tracklist

1. Lisa Simone – “Nobody’s Fault but Mine (Intro)”
2. Ms. Lauryn Hill – “Feeling Good”
3. Ms. Lauryn Hill – “I’ve Got Life”
4. Ms. Lauryn Hill – “Ne Me Quitte Pas”
5. Jazmine Sullivan – “Baltimore”
6. Grace – “Love Me or Leave Me”
7. Usher – “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
8. Mary J. Blige – “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
9. Gregory Porter – “Sinnerman”
10. Common & Lalah Hathaway – “YG&B”
11. Alice Smith – “I Put A Spell On You”
12. Lisa Simone – “I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl”
13. Ms. Lauryn Hill – “Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair”
14. Ms. Lauryn Hill – “Wild Is The Wind”
15. Ms. Lauryn Hill – “African Mailman”
16. Nina Simone – “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”

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