Nina Simone



Nina Simone (/ˈniːnə sᵻˈmoʊn/; born Eunice Kathleen Waymon; February 21, 1933 - April 21, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist who worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. Born in North Carolina, the sixth child of a preacher, Simone aspired to be a concert pianist. With the help of her supporters in Tryon, she enrolled in the Juilliard School of Music in New York but was unable to continue because of the high fees. She was later denied a scholarship to study at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, despite a well-received audition. Simone became fully convinced her rejection had been entirely due to her race, a statement that has been a matter of controversy. To make a living, Simone chose to play "cocktail piano" at a night club in Atlantic City, where she was told she had to sing to her own accompaniment, effectively launching her career as...

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On Aug 28, 2011. 7:33pm
Christopher Lynch said

A truly phenomenal, expressive artist. To me, Nina's hauntingly, wistful incomparable rendition of "Wild Is The Wind", is heartbreakingly tender. How I'd love to be capable of conveying my emotions so meaningfully to somebody I dearly love, in this compelling manner.

On Aug 31, 2011. 9:58am
Christopher Lynch said

Nin Simone admirers who enjoy her version of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put A Spell On You", might also love another version of this track by The Alan Price Set, which was released in 1967. The Gothic organ sounds on this are spine-chilling. Well worth a listen.

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