Friday Video: Simonizing Unconditional Love

Nina’s paean to true love

At the end of some work weeks, you want to close with a little classic jazz. Other weeks, you need a cartoon. This week, we can have both.

From 1987, here’s jazz standard “My Baby Just Cares For Me,” music by Walter Donaldson, lyrics by Gus Kahn, clay animation provided by Aardmans Animation to a track of my absolute favorite cover of the song by the late great Nina Simone, who provided both the vocals and piano in the non-animated real world.