So, covering Nina Simone is kinda asking for trouble, isn't it? But Meshell Ndegeocello doesn't strike me as a wallflower and she does a really credible job in a new tribute album called Pour Une Ame Souverain...all covers of songs that Simone very famously sang.
Here's Ndegeocello doing "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
And the lady herself
Ndegeocello's album, which has guest shots from Toshi Reagon and Sinead O'Connor, came out last week on the Naive label.