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Nina Simone

Dave Godin, Blues & Soul, July 1968

ONE IS always apprehensive about meeting artists for whom one has a great admiration or burning passion – I deliberately avoided meeting the one and only Howlin' Wolf many years ago because my admiration for this artist is such that I feared a face to face meeting might be like staring into the sun, and so it was with Nina Simone.

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