Nina Simone
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1933-02-21
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Nina Simone

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Nina Simone (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 ...

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Nina Simone (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.

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Ain't Got No, I Got Life
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Ain't Got No, I Got Life
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Ain't Got No, I Got Life
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Ain't Got No, I Got Life
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He’s Got the Whole Worlds in His Hands
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He’s Got the Whole Worlds in His Hands
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Baltimore
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Baltimore
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My Baby Just Cares For Me
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My Baby Just Cares For Me
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Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
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Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
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I Put A Spell On You
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I Put A Spell On You
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Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter
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Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter
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To Be Young, Gifted and Black
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To Be Young, Gifted and Black
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Take Care Of Business
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Take Care Of Business
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I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
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I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
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For All We Know
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For All We Know
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You Can Sing A Rainbow
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You Can Sing A Rainbow
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Get By (feat. Nina Simone)
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Get By (feat. Nina Simone)
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Everything Must Change
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Everything Must Change
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Don't Smoke In Bed
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Don't Smoke In Bed
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Little Girl Blue
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Little Girl Blue
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Nina Simone Biography

Nina Simone (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 a jazz vocalist. She recorded more than forty albums, mostly between 1958, when she made her debut with Little Girl Blue, and 1974, and had a hit in the United States in 1958 with "I Loves You, Porgy".

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