Nina Simone
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1933-02-21
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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. She worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and ...

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Nina Simone
My Baby Just Cares For Me
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My Baby Just Cares For Me My Baby Just Cares For Me My Baby Just Cares For Me My Baby Just Cares For Me
Nina Simone, James Rado, Gerome Ragni & Galt MacDermot
Ain’t Got No
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Ain’t Got No Ain’t Got No Ain’t Got No Ain’t Got No
Nina Simone
Be That Way Sometimes (Reflex Revision)
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Be That Way Sometimes (Reflex Revision) Be That Way Sometimes (Reflex Revision) Be That Way Sometimes (Reflex Revision) Be That Way Sometimes (Reflex Revision)
Nina Simone
Ain't Got No, I Got Life
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Ain't Got No, I Got Life Ain't Got No, I Got Life Ain't Got No, I Got Life Ain't Got No, I Got Life
Nina Simone
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) I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free) I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free) I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)
Nina Simone & Groovefinder
Ain't Got No I Got Life
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Ain't Got No I Got Life Ain't Got No I Got Life Ain't Got No I Got Life Ain't Got No I Got Life
Talib Kweli
Get By (feat. Nina Simone)
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Get By (feat. Nina Simone) Get By (feat. Nina Simone) Get By (feat. Nina Simone) Get By (feat. Nina Simone)
Nina Simone
To Be Young, Gifted and Black
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To Be Young, Gifted and Black To Be Young, Gifted and Black To Be Young, Gifted and Black To Be Young, Gifted and Black
Nina Simone
I Put A Spell On You
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I Put A Spell On You I Put A Spell On You I Put A Spell On You I Put A Spell On You
Nina Simone
Here Comes The Sun
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Here Comes The Sun Here Comes The Sun Here Comes The Sun Here Comes The Sun
Nina Simone
The House of the Rising Sun
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The House of the Rising Sun The House of the Rising Sun The House of the Rising Sun The House of the Rising Sun
Nina Simone
Just Like A Woman
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Just Like A Woman Just Like A Woman Just Like A Woman Just Like A Woman
Nina Simone
Love Me Or Leave Me
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Love Me Or Leave Me Love Me Or Leave Me Love Me Or Leave Me Love Me Or Leave Me
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Biography

Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon; February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist. She worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.

The sixth child of a preacher's family in North Carolina, Simone aspired to be a concert pianist. Her musical path changed direction after she was denied a scholarship to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, despite a well-received audition. "Simone said she later found out from an insider at Curtis that she was denied entry because she was black." To fund her continuing musical education and become a classical pianist, she began playing in a small club in Philadelphia where she was also required to sing. She was approached by Bethlehem Records, and her rendition of "I Loves You, Porgy" was a hit in the United States in 1958. Over the length of her career Simone recorded more than 40 albums, mostly between 1958, when she made her debut with Little Girl Blue, and 1974.

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