Feeling Good — Nina Simone

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“Feeling Good” is an often-covered song, but it would be churlish not to recognise Nina Simone’s version as the definitive one.

Even her version was a cover though. “Feeling Good” first appeared in a long-forgotten British stage musical called “The Roar of the Greasepaint — The Smell of the Crowd”…no, I don’t know what that’s about either.

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Without words, it’s just a nice tune. Add words — now you’ve got a song. And songs can change your world. I write about some that changed mine.

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No Words, No Song

No Words, No Song

Without words, it’s just a nice tune. Add words — now you’ve got a song. And songs can change your world. I write about some that changed mine.

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