Oh my! When I saw the video for Hollis Brown, it just knocked me into complete silence. I was totaly mesmerised and was transfixed to that little sceen. What an amazing performace it is! It is just as if she is living and breathing every last syllable of the song. The tension in the song just builds and builds, you know something bad is going to happen. At the end Nina, like me, looks as if she is breathless. Totally stunning.
I have always loved Nina's interpretations of Dylan songs and my favourite must be 'Just like Tom Thumb's Blues'. It is a slowed down version and has a sad feel to it. If you have not heard it before then you are in for a treat, 'and its Easter time too'.
NINA SIMONE - Ballad of Hollis Brown(Live)
For more Dylan Cover Treats
DYLAN COVER #25 - Nina Simone - Ballad of Hollis Brown
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