One of the greatest performers of all time, Nina Simone’s live recordings are best heard (and watched) in their entirety. When the whole thing goes up on YouTube, you have no excuse not to!
Her body language is unbelievable, as are her interactions with the crowd. The songs meld in and out of spoken word, her soliloquy sometimes outright antagonizing the audience (“I started to write a song about it, but I decided you weren’t worthy”). This concert also has her famous commentary on Janis Joplin, (“She got hooked into a feeling. And she played to corpses. Know what I mean?”)