Nina Simone

American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement. Born 21 February 1933. Died 21 April 2003
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Nina Simone

Nina Simone Biography (Wikipedia)

Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon; February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement. Her music spanned 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, Waymon initially aspired to be a concert pianist. With the help of a few supporters in her hometown of Tryon, 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 admission despite a well-received audition. Waymon became fully convinced this rejection had been entirely due to racial discrimination. In 2003, just days before her death, the Curtis Institute of Music bestowed on her an honorary degree.

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, which effectively launched her career as a jazz vocalist.

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I'm Gonna Leave You
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I'm Gonna Leave You
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Feeling Good
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Feeling Good
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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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Ain't Got No, I Got Life
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Ain't Got No, I Got Life
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My Baby Just Cares For Me (Radio Edit)
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My Baby Just Cares For Me (Radio Edit)
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I Got Life Ain't Got No
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I Got Life Ain't Got No
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Save Me
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Save Me
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Sinnerman
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Sinnerman
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See Line Woman
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See Line Woman
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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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I Loves You Porgy
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I Loves You Porgy
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Turn Me On
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Turn Me On
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Just Like A Woman
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Just Like A Woman
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Mr. Bojangles
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Mr. Bojangles
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Love me or leave me
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Love me or leave me
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Do I Move You?
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Do I Move You?
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Nobody's Fault But Mine
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Nobody's Fault But Mine
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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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