Nina Simone Video library, di rockitforme

This post has been a few months in the making, but I think it’s finally as complete as it is going to get for now. The goal was to collect all of the video footage of Nina Simone available on YouTube in one place, though I realize this will have to be an ongoing project. Already I’ve had to adjust this list a number of times due to videos being taken down by the copyright police and for new videos being added. How much of this list will exist two months from now remains to be seen.

A YouTube search for Nina Simone yields around 1000 results, ninety percent of which are audio-only, or personal tributes, picture slideshows, covers, and other things that don’t contain original video footage. Many of the tributes are quite nice, but including them here would make this list too unmanageable. Anything that is not an actual, authentic video of Nina Simone does not appear here. The result is just under 100 videos, though many are clips or sections of longer videos. It includes performances, interviews, and other miscellaneous footage. Everything has been sorted by date where a date was given. I’ve tried to credit all the users who have uploaded the videos. If anyone can date any of these videos, or knows of a video that I’ve missed–from anywhere, it doesn’t have to be on YouTube–by all means please let me know. I plan to update this list as frequently as I discover new videos.

I’m going to follow up this list with another post of some highlights and comments for the more casual fans of Nina Simone. That said, I encourage everyone to check out the list if they have the time. There’s so much amazing stuff in here.

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PERFORMANCES

1960s

Love Me Or Leave Me (1960) [posted by stillwave]
+Recorded for The Ed Sullivan Show.
Zungo (1961) [posted by peglegsam]
+This footage taken from Nina Simone – Live.
Four Women (1965) [posted by AMALTEO]
+This footage from Jazz Festival in Antibes.
What You Gonna Do? (1967) [posted by hapansen]
+This footage from performance in Berlin.
House of the Rising Sun and Go to Hell
@ The Bitter End Cafe (1968) [posted by jdeucey24]

I Put a Spell On You (1968) [posted by coolitababy]

Four Women and Backlash Blues (part 1)
Be My Husband (part 2)
Ain’t Got No – I Got Life and I Loves You, Porgy (part 3)
To Be Young, Gifted and Black and Revolution (part 4)
Are You Ready? (part 5)
@ Harlem Festival, Central Park (1969) [posted by slvasco]

Ain’t Got No – I Got Life (1969) [posted by steve5224]
+Harlem Festival concert. This video recording has better picture.
Suzanne (1969) [posted by AbejaMariposa]
+This footage from concert @ Teatro Sistina in Rome.
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1970s

Feelings (1976) [posted by jerdo9110]
Little Girl Blue (1976) [posted by AMALTEO]
+Incomplete.

++This footage taken from
Nina Simone – Live @ Montreux.
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1980s

My Way (1983) [posted by AbejaMariposa]
+This footage from concert in Pompei.

Fodder In Her Wings (1985) [posted by DoorsOmega]
If You Knew (1985) [posted by chocnut]
For A While (1985) [“]
I Loves You, Porgy, The Other Woman, Mississippi Goddam/Moon Over Alabama (1985) [posted by drcm1973]
My Baby Just Cares For Me w/Interview (1985) [“]
++This footage taken from Nina Simone – Live @ Ronnie Scott’s.

I Loves You, Porgy (1985) [posted by GigiBrasil]
To Be Young, Gifted and Black (1985) [“]
Ain’t Got No – I Got Life (1985) [“]
Mississippi Goddam (1985) [“]
++This footage taken from A Nightengale Sang: Tribute to Nat King Cole.

My Baby Just Cares For Me (1987) [posted by Manyakhin]
+This footage taken from Nina Simone – Live @ Montreux.
My Baby Just Cares For Me w/Interview (1988) [posted by aalphan]
+Recorded for TV France.

My Baby Just Cares For Me
(1988) [audorbherhone]
+This footage from concert in Bordeaux.
Here Comes the Sun (1988) [posted by konig82]
+This footage from concert in Barcelona.
(Entire concert is available in 18 parts [posted by Collcerola]
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18)
+Videos 9-14 appear to repeat videos 4-8.

My Baby Just Cares For Me (1988) [posted by
AbejaMariposa]
See Line Woman (1988) [posted by bebeeelll]
++This footage from concert in Hamburg.
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1990s

I’m Going Back Home (1991) [posted by bossabomdia]
+From the film documentary Nina Simone The Legend recorded for BBC.

Pirate Jenny (1992) [posted by AbejaMariposa]
See Line Woman (1992) [“]
I Put a Spell On You (1992) [posted by MrTickle]
++This footage from concert in Montreal.

My Baby Just Cares For Me w/Interview (1999) [posted by p0eticJust1ce1983]
+Recorded for Music of the Millenium on Channel 4 (UK).
I Loves You, Porgy w/Interview (1999) [posted by bbcworldnews]
+Recorded for BBC’s HardTalk.

Liberian Calypso (199?) [posted by DoorsOmega]
Lonesome Cities (199?) [posted by Duncanzibar]
+Recorded for The Late Show on BBC2.
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unknown date

I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free (19??) [posted by IrisShaped]
Precious Lord, Take My Hand (19??) [posted by AMALTEO]
Go to Hell (19??) [“]
++From the film documentary Nina Simone The Legend recorded for BBC.

Revolution w/Interview (19??) [posted by theorchard]
+Preview of exclusive iTunes Nina Simone Protest Anthology.

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INTERVIEWS/MISCELLANEOUS

Four Women (19??) [posted by weirdovideos]
+Strange performance art version.
Interview: On performing with Boy Edgar and His Big Band (19??) [posted by rayedgar]
Simone dances on stage at Montreux Festival, 1976 [posted by theurge07]
+This footage taken from Nina Simone – Live @ Montreux.
Interview: On her early years performing and encounters with racism (1985) [posted by DreamBrother86]
+This footage taken from Nina Simone – Live @ Ronnie Scott’s.
Interview: On writing “Consummation”, and moving to Liberia. (1988) [posted by coolitababy]
“If I had my way, I’d’ve been a killer” [posted by jmettes]
+From the film documentary Nina Simone The Legend recorded for BBC.

Short clips of Nina Simone The Legend documentary w/Italian subtitles [posted by AMALTEO] (ricorda la giovinezza, musica classica nera, il carattere, rifiutata al Conservatorio – part 1, rifiutata al Conservatorio – part 2, atmosfera ipnotica/rapporto con il pubblico, malattia, attivista politica 1, attivista politica 2, attivista politica 3, attivista politica 4)

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