This was the last album to be released in Lady Day's lifetime and one that saw her return to full orchestral arrangements with a poignantly matured voice. Listen to the story and music.
Skin discusses highlights from the forthcoming compilation series The Montreux Years, which brings together breath-taking performances by the world’s greatest artists recorded at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival, including Nina Simone and Etta James.
Skin joins Colleen to discuss Nina Simone and Etta James, two iconic women who faced unbelievable challenges yet still managed to be musical game-changers and incendiary performers.
Classic Album Sundays has teamed up with London's Kings Place for a series of special online events as part of the year long series 'London Unwrapped: Sounds of a Migrant City'.
Recent OBE nominee Skin joins Classic Album Sundays founder Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy to discuss the inspirational Nina Simone and Etta James - their lives, legacies, music and their many Montreux Jazz Festival live performances.
‘My Classic Album’ is a series of free-to-view artist interview streams created with support from the Arts Council England Cultural Recovery Fund.
Lekan Babalola (Fela Kuti’s political protege) joins Classic Album Sundays to discuss his first hand experiences of working with Fela.