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Thursday 6: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free. OUTDOOR gig.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Fever? Feeling Good!

This evening (Tuesday) and tomorrow morning (Wednesday) Peggy Lee and Nina Simone feature in two editions of BBC Radio's Soul Music series. At 6:30 this evening (on Radio 4 Extra) in a programme first broadcast in November 2002 Peggy Lee's daughter, Nicki Foster, talks about the success of the 1958 recording of Fever which was first heard two years earlier on Little Willie John's debut album. 

Tomorrow morning (Wednesday, 9:00am) in a new series of Soul Music over on Radio 4 a half hour programme takes a look at a song originally written for a stage musical which would later become better known when Nina Simone recorded it. Feeling Good was written by the songwriting partnership of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse and first sung by Cy Grant. Contributors include Grant's daughter Samantha Moxon and composer-pianist Neil Brand.     
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