Nina Simone
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1933-02-21
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Nina Simone Biography (Wikipedia)

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 the few supporters in her hometown of Tryon, North Carolina, she enrolled in the Juilliard School of Music in New York.

Waymon then applied for a scholarship to study at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she was denied despite a well-received audition. Simone became fully convinced this rejection had been entirely due to her race, a statement that has been a matter of controversy. Years later, two days before her death, the Curtis Institute of Music bestowed an honorary degree on Simone.

To make a living, Eunice Waymon changed her name to "Nina Simone". The change related to her need to disguise herself from family members, having chosen to play "the devil's music" or "cocktail piano" at a nightclub in Atlantic City. She was told in the nightclub that she would have to sing to her own accompaniment, and this effectively launched her career as a jazz vocalist.

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Backlash Blues (Live)
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Backlash Blues (Live)
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Sinnerman (Felix Da Housecat's Heavenly House Mix)
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Sinnerman (Felix Da Housecat's Heavenly House Mix)
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Love Me Or Leave Me
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Love Me Or Leave Me
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Get By (feat. Nina Simone)
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Get By (feat. Nina Simone)
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Cold Out Here
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Cold Out Here
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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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I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl
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I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl
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My Baby Just Cares For Me
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My Baby Just Cares For Me
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I Put A Spell On You
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I Put A Spell On You
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The House of the Rising Sun
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The House of the Rising Sun
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Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter
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Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter
George Houston Bass
Seeline Woman (Proms 2014)
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Seeline Woman (Proms 2014)
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Revolution
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Revolution
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Everything Must Change
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Everything Must Change
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Mood Indigo
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Mood Indigo
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Ain't Got No, I Got Life (Groovefinder Remix)
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Ain't Got No, I Got Life (Groovefinder Remix)
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I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)
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I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)
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Take Care Of Business
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Take Care Of Business
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Here comes the sun
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Here comes the sun
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Proms 2014: Prom 45: Late Night with … Laura Mvula
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Royal Albert Hall
2014-08-19T20:48:48
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Proms 2014: Prom 45: Late Night with … Laura Mvula

Proms 2014: Prom 45: Late Night with … Laura Mvula

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