Sunday, 7 September 2014

Sunday Sessions #9 - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

This week Jamie Cullum announced his 7th studio album 'Interlude' is to be released on October 6th. The lead single is a song first sung by Nina Simone - "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood". Cullum collaborates with Gregory Porter for a great version of this track. 

For a song written in 1964, Cullum and Porter give the song a new modern lease of life, while also not straying from its New York jazz roots. 

Laura Mvula is also a special guest on 'Interlude', singing Good Morning Heartache with Cullum, a song first sung by Billie Holliday. 

Someone I know claims that Cullum steals all of his ideas from past jazz musicians, and generally doesn't think Cullum is original or good. I completely disagree, I feel he is influenced by any kind of music, with roots in jazz he also crosses over to hip hop and rock. He is original and an outstanding artist. There's only one Jamie Cullum. 

Livvy x


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