What Happened, Miss Simone?


The much-anticipated documentary of soul genius Nina Simone is available from Netflix starting today, with its rare archival footage and new interviews with family and colleagues, including the artist’s daughter, Lisa Simone Kelly, and music director, Al Schackman. As the date has approached, tracks have been popping up from RCA Record’s upcoming album Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone, such as covers by Ms. Lauryn Hill of Simone’s “Feeling Good” and “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair.” The album, out July 10th, will also include tracks by Mary J. Blige, Common, Usher, Gregory Porter, Jazmine Sullivan, Alice Smith, and Lalah Hathaway. Watch the film’s trailer and listen to Ms. Hill’s cover of “Feeling Good” after the jump.


Liz Wood is a freelance editor, fiction writer, and current student in the NYU MFA program. More from this author →