Sunday, March 8, 2009

Nina asks the eternal question

Many thanks to my friend Joe Zeccola for sharing Nina Simone's sumptuous version of one of my favorite songs, the searching, wistfully lonesome "Who Knows Where the Time Goes." There are countless covers of this song, including of course Sandy Denny's austere original, but Nina's rendition breaks my heart.


MightyToyCannon said...

A simply beautiful rendition. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Now go listen to Antony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnsons) and tell me if you hear the similarity with Nina Simone's voice. I mean that in the nicest way.

Mead said...

O, absolutely! Surely he's Nina's love child. Here's a treat: Antony covering Leonard Cohen:

MightyToyCannon said...

On man, is that beautiful or what?

By the way, in the MTC household, we've taken to calling the group, "Antony and the Hopkins" -- after a single slip of the tongue, the new name has stuck as a term of endearment.