With Netflix’s Nina Simone documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone? set to premiere June 26, a bevy of musicians including Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Common, and Simone’s daughter Lisa have recorded a tribute album of covers, Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone. Lauryn Hill’s cover of Simone’s “Feeling Good” is now the first track to be released from the compilation, and is streaming from Rolling Stone.
From Rolling Stone:
Hill originally agreed to record two songs for the record, but she became so swept up in the experience that she ended up recording six. She also went on to serve as a producer on the comp alongside Robert Glasper.
Hill’s “Feeling Good” is a little more up-tempo, but perfectly captures the bluesy depth of Simone’s original. Hopefully we’ll see more preview tracks—both from Hill and other artists on the project—as we await the album’s release on July 10. Until then, the full track list is below via Rolling Stone.
- Lisa Simone - “Nobody's Fault but Mine (Intro)”
- Ms. Lauryn Hill - “Feeling Good”
- Ms. Lauryn Hill - “I've Got Life”
- Ms. Lauryn Hill - “Ne Me Quitte Pas”
- Jazmine Sullivan “Baltimore”
- Grace - “Love Me or Leave Me”
- Usher - “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
- Mary J. Blige - “Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood”
- Gregory Porter - “Sinnerman”
- Common & Lalah Hathaway - “YG&B”
- Alice Smith - “I Put A Spell On You”
- Lisa Simone - “I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl”
- Ms. Lauryn Hill - “Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair”
- Ms. Lauryn Hill - “Wild Is The Wind”
- Ms. Lauryn Hill - “African Mailman”
- Nina Simone - “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”