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Nina Simone

Wild Is The Wind

Jazz
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  • Blues
  • Space
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1966
  • 1966
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  • 1976

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“Wild Is the Wind” is a song written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington. The track was originally recorded by Johnny Mathis for the 1957 film Wild Is the Wind. The song was very popular and was one of five songs nominated for an Academy Award; it was sung by Johnny Mathis at the March 1958 Oscar presentations. It was later covered by Nina Simone on the album Wild Is The Wind (1966). David Bowie recorded a version of it in 1976 for his album Station to Station. Bowie was an admirer of Simone’s style, and after meeting her in Los Angeles was inspired to record the song for his album. The Dutch band Clan of Xymox released a cover version of the song in 1994 on their album Headcloud. Australian/English band Fatal Shore recorded “Wild Is the Wind” in 1997 for their self-titled... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Wild is the wind ... And wild is the wind ... Don't you know you're

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