Nina Simone

Eunice Kathleen Waymon, known professionally as Nina Simone, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and civil rights activist. Her music spanned a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.
The sixth of eight children born to a poor family in Tryon, North Carolina, Simone initially aspired to be a concert pianist. With the help of a few supporters in her hometown, she enrolled in the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. She 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, which she attributed to racial discrimination. In 2003, just days before her death, the Institute awarded her an honorary degree.
To make a living, Simone started playing piano at a nightclub in Atlantic City. She changed her name to "Nina Simone" to disguise herself from family members, having chosen to play "the devil's music" or so-called "cocktail piano". 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 Loves You PorgyMoi, J'aime Le Jazz!4:12
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Sinnerman (Live In New York/1965)The Best Of Nina Simone10:22
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Feeling GoodI Put A Spell On You2:54
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Don't Let Me Be MisunderstoodDon't Let Me Be Misunderstood2:46
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I Put A Spell On YouI Put A Spell On You2:35
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Take Me To The WaterHigh Priestess Of Soul2:49
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Come YeHigh Priestess Of Soul3:34
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Strange Fruit (Live In New York/1965)Pastel Blues3:28
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Ne Me Quitte PasI Put A Spell On You3:34
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Work SongHigh Priestess Of Soul3:03
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