Monday, March 24, 2008

OK, enough about Herenton for the moment...

And let's get back to Leonard Cohen covers.  With deepest thanks to Aunt Kathy, here's Nina Simone's fabulous version of the Cohen classic "Suzanne" from 1969:


Sharon Cobb said...

What a wonderful cover! I loved Nina Simone, so that helps, but she had just the right arrangement with Suzanne; simple yet very much her own. Anything ostentatious would have been an insult to Cohen.

Nina got it just right. Not surprised, though.

Thanks for turning me on to this version.

Suzanne was one of the first songs I used to go around and sing in coffee houses in the 60s when I was 13.

Kevin said...