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Barb Jungr - Just Like a Woman (hymn to Nina) - Scotland on Sunday


16 March 2008
Scotland on Sunday
Alison Kerr
3 Stars

 

Subtitled Hymn To Nina, this album is the English singer Barb Jungr's tribute to the late Nina Simone, one of her key influences. The 11 songs are all numbers that Simone herself interpreted - and range from traditional ballads, such as Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair, to pop classics, including a trio of Bob Dylan songs and the Gibb Brothers' To Love Somebody. Jungr's pure, throaty vocals have a fluidity and agility which allow her to pull off the trickiest numbers with graceful ease.


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