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Episode 10: Natalie Douglas (Nina Simone’s Forbidden Fruit)

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In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to cabaret superstar Natalie Douglas about Nina Simone’s 1961 album Forbidden Fruit. They also discuss The Eagles, “South Pacific,” Mitzi Gaynor, Roberta Flack, Barbra Streisand, Karen Mason, Joe Williams, and Dolly Parton. Natalie shares stories about moving to New York and working at famous piano bars such as Brandy’s and The Duplex. She now sings to audiences around the world and can be seen performing at her monthly residency at Birdland in New York City.


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