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Nina Simone: Royal Festival Hall, London

Penny Valentine, Melody Maker, 22 September 1979

NINA SIMONE has never been a comfortable musician to see live. A powerful performer, she is formidably dedicated to her art. It's hardly surprising, then, that the only artist she resembles is Billie Holiday (or that references to Holiday should punctuate her set).

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