To Love Somebody

Today’s post is for all those people in our corner of the internet who are finding life difficult at the moment. There’s all sorts of stuff going down, tough times, and it can be hard to see the light. Love to you all.

Nina Simone’s version of To Love Somebody from 1969 is beyond compare, a song written by Barry and Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees, but given extra layers of soul and depth and life by Nina Simone. As a bonus this mp3 of it is ripped from The Future Is Unwritten, the soundtrack to the film about Joe Strummer, and has Joe introducing Nina from his BBC World Service radio show, two legends for the price of one. As Joe says ‘let Nina Simone rule the world’.

To Love Somebody

There’s A Light, A Certain Kind Of Light

While we’re on the soul-train, here’s Nina Simone’s To Love Somebody from 1967. It’s a cover of a Bee Gees song you know. I don’t own too many songs with Gibb, Gibb in brackets after the title. This is taken from the Joe Strummer compilation The Future Is Unwritten, so features Joe introducing the track on his BBC World Service show, with the words ‘Let Nina Simone rule the world…’. Two greats for the price of one. Four if you include those pesky Gibb brothers.

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