Song of the Day #3,819: ‘I Loves You Porgy’ – Nina Simone

The timing is good for my father’s Nina Simone theme week because it happens to coincide with my parents’ 53rd wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

For today’s SOTD, I chose Simone’s most famous love song, ‘I Loves You Porgy’ from the Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess. She initially recorded the song for her 1958 debut album, Little Girl Blue, though today’s version is a live performance from 1960.

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Song of the Day #3,818: ‘Ain’t Got No, I Got Life’ – Nina Simone

My father recently sent me a link to today’s SOTD accompanied by a single statment: “for your consideration.” Well, I can’t say no to my dad!

I replied that, given Ms. Simone’s stature and the almost complete absence of her songs on my blog, a theme week might be in order. He agreed, and promptly fired off four more potential song choices.

One of those was his favorite, ‘Feeling Good,’ which was written about here by guest blogger Madison as the accompaniment to a scene from the show Legion.

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Song of the Day #3,498: ‘Feeling Good’ – Nina Simone

[Guest blogger Madison continues her look at the best use of music in 2017 television shows]

My favorite new show of 2017 is Marvel’s Legion, which allowed creator Noah Hawley to blast into creative overdrive to create something artistic and unique within the Marvel Universe.

For this superhero loving lady, Legion was just one of quite a few boundary pushing shows and films featuring characters from the Marvel Universe (Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor Ragnarok, The Gifted, and Runaways stand out as highlights).

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