Morgan James shows old soul on Nina Simone tribute; starring in upcoming 'Motown: The Musical'

  • by: JOHN CARUCCI , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 6, 2012 - 8:40 AM

NEW YORK - Covering the music of the late Nina Simone seemed like a natural choice for Morgan James. From an early age, the Broadway actress says she's had an old soul that felt a connection to the legendary singer. Her first solo album, "Morgan James Live: A Celebration of Nina Simone," captures James live at the New York jazz club Dizzy's paying tribute to Simone.

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