Barb Jungr – Just Like A Woman: Hymn to Nina (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 53:19 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: LINNRecords.com | Digital Booklet
Barb Jungr’s hymn to the late, great Nina Simone. This beautiful, haunting album combines Barb’s compelling arrangements and resolute delivery to bring a fresh perspective on songs associated with her heroine Nina Simone.
With her previous two releases devoted to the songs of Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley, the British cabaret artiste Barb Jungr has just about mastered the art of the modern tribute album. JUST LIKE A WOMAN takes its inspiration from the work of Jungr’s forebear, the ultimate eclectic songstress Nina Simone, whose stature within contemporary music has only grown in the years since her death. To be sure, Jungr’s natural-sounding folk-singer’s voice sounds nothing like Simone’s. Nor does does she model her arrangements on the original recordings of these tunes, most of which weren’t even Simone’s most celebrated. This allows Jungr even greater freedom with her characteristicaly novel arrangements and unexpected choices. So for starters, we are treated to a lively reggae version of “Just Like A Woman” as well as an effectively powerful medley juxtaposing “One Morning In May” and Steppenwolf’s “The Pusher.” Another musical highlight: a deliberative, hymn-like “Angel Of The Morning”.
01 – Black Is The Colour / Break Down And Let It All Out
02 – Just Like A Woman
03 – Lilac Wine
04 – The Times They Are A-Changin’
05 – Angel Of The Morning
06 – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
07 – Keeper Of The Flame
08 – To Love Somebody
09 – One Morning In May / The Pusher
10 – Ballad Of Hollis Brown
11 – Feeling Good