Episode 172: Nina Simone, "Wild Is The Wind"

Episode 172 · January 13th, 2020 · 37 mins 28 secs

About this Episode

[Content advisory: This episode touches on family separation, American slavery, and cultural trauma.]

We welcome back Eli Oberman (a great musician and our resident wind expert) to discuss Nina Simone's "Wild Is The Wind." We cover the upbeat moments in sad songs, singers who make you glad to feel wistful, and the perfect time to call a skiffle band.

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