Long Play is a deep dive during the last hour of The Nightside into the music that time forgot.

She was one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century, an icon of American music. She was the consummate musical storyteller, a griot as she would come to learn, who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love through a magnificent body of works. She earned the moniker ‘High Priestess of Soul’ for she could weave a spell so seductive and hypnotic that the listener lost track of time and space as they became absorbed in the moment. She was who the world would come to know as “Nina Simone.”

Tune in with Andy O’ as we celebrate Simone’s birthday by playing some of her longer songs at 11 pm on “Long Play,” the last hour of The Nightside with Andy O’ on Sunday, February 20, from 8 pm to midnight.

Nina Simone: born: February 21, 1933, in Tryon, NC, and died on April 21, 2003, in Carry-le-Rouet, France.

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