Morgan James Performs Songs from Nina Simone's Repertoire On Debut Solo Recording
By Andrew Gans
Singer-songwriter Morgan James, who will be seen in Broadway's Motown: The Musical, will release her debut solo recording next month.
Entitled "Morgan James Live," the recording will be available from Epic Records beginning Dec. 4.
Recorded at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the album features James' renditions of standards from the repertoire of Nina Simone.
In a statement actress-singer James said, "For a long time I wasn’t sure what to do with the fact that I’ve got this gigantic voice that doesn’t quite match how I look, so I ended up trying out lots of different things to find my way. Nina refused to be pigeon-holed into any one genre, and she wasn’t setting out to impress anyone. That sort of purity and lack of showboating means so much to me as a musician.”
James collaborated with music director David Cook in creating the musical arrangements at Dizzy’s in July 2012.
The complete track listing follows:
1. I Put A Spell On You
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