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Encyclopedia > Nina Simone
Nina Simone
Nina Simone in Concert (1982)
Nina Simone in Concert (1982)
Background information
Born February 21, 1933(1933-02-21)
Origin North Carolina,
United States
Died April 21, 2003 (aged 70)
Genre(s) Jazz, Blues, soul, R&B, folk, gospel, black classical
Years active 1954-2003
Label(s) RCA Victor, Philips, Bethlehem, Colpix, Legacy Recordings
Website www.ninasimone.com

Eunice Kathleen Waymon, better known by her stage name Nina Simone (IPA: ninɐ sʌmɞnɑ) (February 21, 1933April 21, 2003), was a fifteen-time[citation needed] Grammy Award-nominated American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger and civil rights activist. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 541 pixelsFull resolution (3793 × 2563 pixel, file size: 2. ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Blues music redirects here. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... R&B redirects here. ... Folk song redirects here. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Philips Records is a record label that was founded by Dutch electronics giant Philips. ... Bethlehem Records was a record label bought by King Records. ... Colpix Records was the first recording company for Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems. ... Legacy Recordings is Sony BMG Music Entertainments catalog division. ... A stage name, also called a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers such as actors, comedians, musicians, djs, clowns, and professional wrestlers. ... IPA may refer to: The International Phonetic Alphabet or India Pale Ale ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change. ...


Although she disliked being categorized, Simone is generally classified as a jazz musician. Simone originally aspired to become a classical pianist, but her work covers an eclectic variety of musical styles besides her classical basis, such as jazz, soul, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop music. Her vocal style is characterized by intense passion, a loose vibrato, and a slightly androgynous timbre, in part due to her unusually low vocal range which veered between the alto and tenor ranges (occasionally even reaching baritone lows). Sometimes known as the High Priestess of Soul, she paid great attention to the musical expression of emotions. Within one album or concert she could fluctuate between exuberant happiness or tragic melancholy. These fluctuations also characterized her own personality and personal life, worsened by a bipolar disorder with which she was diagnosed in the mid-1960s, but was kept secret until 2004.[1] For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the present. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Folk song redirects here. ... R&B redirects here. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Melancholia (Greek μελαγχολια) was described as a distinct disease as early as the fifth and fourth centuries BC in the Hippocratic writings. ... For other uses, see Bipolar. ...


Simone recorded over 40 live and studio albums, the biggest body of her work being released between 1958 (when she made her debut with Little Girl Blue) and 1974. Songs she is best known for include "My Baby Just Cares for Me", "I Put a Spell on You", "I Loves You Porgy", "Feeling Good", "Sinner Man", "To Be Young, Gifted and Black", "Strange Fruit", "Ain't Got No/I Got Life" and "I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl". Her music and message made a strong and lasting impact on African-American culture[2], illustrated by the numerous contemporary artists who cite her as an important influence (among them Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Jeff Buckley, and Lauryn Hill), as well as the extensive use of her music on soundtracks and in remixes. A debut album is the first released music album by an artist or a band. ... Little Girl Blue is the debut album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933-2003) for Bethlehem Records. ... Lyrics My baby dont care for shows my baby dont care for clothes My baby just cares for me. ... I Put a Spell on You is a song written by Screamin Jay Hawkins, whose recording was selected as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fames 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. ... I Loves You Porgy is a song from the musical Porgy and Bess. ... Feeling Good (aka Feelin Good) is a song written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse for the 1965 musical The Roar of the Greasepaint—the Smell of the Crowd and since covered by several artists, including Nina Simone, Traffic, Sammy Davis Jr, Muse, Michael Bublé and The Pussycat Dolls. ... Sinner Man or Sinnerman is an American traditional spiritual song that has been recorded by a number of performers. ... To Be Young, Gifted and Black is a song by Nina Simone with lyrics by Weldon Irvine. ... For other uses, see Strange Fruit (disambiguation). ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, record producer, actress, and hip hop icon who has sold more than 40 million records and over 10 million singles worldwide. ... Alexis is Alicias #1 fan. ... Jeffrey Scott Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scotty Moorhead,[1] was an acclaimed American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Lauryn Noel Hill (born May 25, 1975) is an American singer, rapper, musician, record producer and film actress. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ...

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Biography

Youth (1933–1954)

Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina, one of eight children. She began playing piano at her local church and showed prodigious talent on this instrument. Her concert debut, a classical piano recital, was made at the age of ten. During her performance, her parents, who had taken seats in the front row, were forced to move to the back of the hall to make way for white people. Simone refused to play until her parents were moved back.[3][4] This incident contributed to her later involvement in the civil rights movement. Tryon is a town located in Polk County, North Carolina. ... For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... Martin Luther King is perhaps most famous for his I Have a Dream speech, given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom This article is about the civil rights movement following the Brown v. ...

Cover of Simone's debut album Little Girl Blue (1958), also known as Jazz as Played in an Exclusive Side Street Club
Cover of Simone's debut album Little Girl Blue (1958), also known as Jazz as Played in an Exclusive Side Street Club

Simone's mother, Mary Kate Waymon (who lived into her late 90s) was a strict Methodist minister; her father, John Divine Waymon, was a handyman and sometime barber who suffered bouts of ill-health. Mrs. Waymon worked as a maid and her employer, hearing of Nina's talent, provided funds for piano lessons.[5] Subsequently, a local fund was set up to assist in Eunice's continued education. At 17, Simone moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she taught piano and accompanied singers to fund her own studying as a classical music pianist at New York City's Juilliard School of Music. With the help of a private tutor she studied for an interview to further study piano at the Curtis Institute, but she was rejected. Simone believed that this rejection was directly related to her being black, as well as being a woman.[6] It further fueled her hatred of the widespread and institutionalized racism present in the U.S. during the period. Image File history File links Ninasimonelittlegirlblue. ... Image File history File links Ninasimonelittlegirlblue. ... Little Girl Blue is the debut album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933-2003) for Bethlehem Records. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the present. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Juilliard School is a performing arts conservatory in New York City, informally but definitively identified as simply Juilliard, and most famous for its musically-trained alumni. ... The Curtis Institute of Music is a music school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that offers courses of study leading to a performance Diploma, Bachelor of Music, Master of Music in Opera and Professional Studies Certificate in Opera. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Ethnocracy Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial quota...


Early success (1954–1959)

Simone played at the Midtown Bar & Grill on Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City to fund her study. The owner said that she would have to sing as well as play the piano in order to get the job. She took on the stage name "Nina Simone" in 1954 because she did not want her mother to know that she was playing "the devil's music". "Nina" (from "niña", meaning "little girl" in Spanish) was a nickname a boyfriend had given to her and "Simone" was after the French actress Simone Signoret, whom she had seen in the movie Casque d'or.[7] Simone played and sang a mixture of jazz, blues and classical music at the bar, and by doing so she created a small but loyal fan base.[8] Atlantic City redirects here. ... The Devil is the name given to a supernatural entity who, in most Western religions, is the central embodiment of evil. ... Simone Signoret (March 25, 1920 - September 30, 1985), was an Academy Award-winning French actress. ... Casque dor is a 1952 film directed by Jacques Becker. ... Blues music redirects here. ...


After playing in small clubs she recorded a rendition of George Gershwin's "I Loves You Porgy" (from Porgy and Bess) in 1958, which was learned from a Billie Holiday album and performed as a favor to a friend. It became her only Billboard top 40 hit in the United States, and her debut album Little Girl Blue soon followed on Bethlehem Records. Simone would never benefit financially from the album; she sold the rights for $3000, missing out on more than $1 million of royalties (mainly because of the successful re-release of "My Baby Just Cares for Me" in the 1980s).[9] Gershwin redirects here. ... The cast of Porgy and Bess during the Boston try-out prior to the Broadway opening. ... Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... Little Girl Blue is the debut album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933-2003) for Bethlehem Records. ... Bethlehem Records was a record label bought by King Records. ... Lyrics My baby dont care for shows my baby dont care for clothes My baby just cares for me. ...


Becoming "popular" (1959-1964)

After the success of Little Girl Blue, Simone signed a contract with the bigger label Colpix Records, followed by a string of studio and live albums. Colpix relinquished all creative control, including the choice of material that would be recorded, to her in exchange for her signing with them. Simone, who at this point only performed pop music to make money to continue her classical music studies, was bold with her demand for control over her music because she was indifferent about having a recording contract. She would keep this attitude towards the record industry for most of her career.[10] Colpix Records was the first recording company for Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ...


Civil rights era (1964–1974)

This photo of Simone on the cover of Silk & Soul (1967) is characteristic of her stage appearance in the mid-sixties
This photo of Simone on the cover of Silk & Soul (1967) is characteristic of her stage appearance in the mid-sixties

Simone was made aware of the severity of racism in America by her friends Langston Hughes, James Baldwin and Lorraine Hansberry (author of the play Raisin in the Sun). In 1964, she changed record labels, from the American Colpix to the Dutch Philips, which also meant a change in the contents of her recordings. Simone had always included songs in her repertoire that hinted to her African-American origins (such as "Brown Baby" and "Zungo" on Nina at the Village Gate in 1962). But on her debut album for Philips, Nina Simone In Concert (live recording, 1964), Simone for the first time openly addresses the racial inequality that was prevalent in the United States with the song "Mississippi Goddam". It was her response to the murder of Medgar Evers and the bombing of a church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four black children. The song was released as a single, being boycotted in certain southern states.[11][2] With "Old Jim Crow" on the same album she reacts to the Jim Crow Laws. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Silk & Soul is an album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933-2003). ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Ethnocracy Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial quota... Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist. ... James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – November 30, 1987) was an American novelist, writer, playwright, poet, essayist, and civil rights activist. ... Lorraine Hansberry (May 19, 1930 - January 12, 1965) was an American playwright and litigant in the United States Supreme Court case, Hansberry v. ... Lorraine Hansberrys 1959 A Raisin in the Sun was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Colpix Records was the first recording company for Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems. ... Philips Records is a record label that was founded by Dutch electronics giant Philips. ... Nina Simone at the Village Gate is an album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933-2003). ... Nina Simone in Concert is an album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933-2003). ... Mississippi Goddam is a song written and performed by United States singer and pianist Nina Simone. ... Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963) was an African American civil rights activist from Mississippi. ... The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing was a racially motivated terrorist attack in September 1963 by members of a Ku Klux Klan group in Birmingham, Alabama in the United States. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... Look up Boycott in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Gay bashing Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial...


From then onwards, the civil rights message was standard in Simone's recording repertoire, where it had already become a part of her live performances. Simone performed and spoke at many civil rights meetings, such as at the Selma to Montgomery marches.[12] She covered Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" (on Pastel Blues (1965)), a song about the lynching of black men in the South, and sang the W. Cuney poem "Images" on Let It All Out (1966), about the absence of pride in the African-American woman. Simone wrote the song Four Women and sings it on Wild Is the Wind (1966). It is about four different stereotypes of African-American women.[2] Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... John Lewis (on right in trench coat) and Hosea Williams (on the left) lead marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, March 7, 1965 The Selma to Montgomery marches, which included Bloody Sunday, were three marches that marked the political and emotional peak of the American civil rights movement. ... Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. ... For other uses, see Strange Fruit (disambiguation). ... Pastel Blues is a studio album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933-2003). ... Let It All Out is singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simones (1933-2003) fifth album with Philips Records. ... Four Women is an American five-part limited series published by Homage Comics. ... Wild Is the Wind is singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simones (1933-2003) sixth album under record company Philips. ... An ethnic stereotype may be either (A) an overly-simplified representation of the typical characteristics of members of an ethnic group, or (B) a falsehood that has been repeated so many times that is accepted by many people as generally true. ...


Simone moved from Philips to RCA Victor in 1967. She sang "Backlash Blues", written by her friend Langston Hughes on her first RCA album, Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967). On Silk & Soul (1967) she recorded Billy Taylor's "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free" and "Turning Point". The album Nuff Said (1968) contains live recordings from the Westbury Music Fair, April 7, 1968, three days after the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. She dedicated the whole performance to him and sang "Why? (The King Of Love Is Dead)", a song written by her bass player directly after the news of King's death had reached them.[13] RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist. ... Sings the Blues is an album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933-2003). ... Silk & Soul is an album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933-2003). ... For other uses, see Billy Taylor (disambiguation). ... Nuff Said is an album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933-2003). ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Martin Luther King Jr. ... Deon Rexroat of Anberlin. ...


Together with Weldon Irvine, Simone turned the late Lorraine Hansberrys unfinished play "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" into a civil rights song. She performed it live on Black Gold (1970). A studio recording was released as a single, and the song became the official "National Anthem of Black America" and has been covered by Aretha Franklin (on 1972s Young, Gifted and Black) and Donny Hathaway.[14][2] Weldon Irvine (October 27, 1943 - April 9, 2002), also known as Master Wel, was an African American composer, playwright, poet, and pianist. ... Lorraine Hansberry (May 19, 1930 - January 12, 1965) was an American playwright and litigant in the United States Supreme Court case, Hansberry v. ... To Be Young, Gifted and Black is a song by Nina Simone with lyrics by Weldon Irvine. ... Black Gold is a live album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933-2003) recorded in 1969 at the Philharmonic Hall, New York. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Young, Gifted and Black is a soul album by Aretha Franklin, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). ... Donny Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American soul musician. ...


Later life (1974–2003)

Cover of Simone's last album A Single Woman (1993)
Cover of Simone's last album A Single Woman (1993)

Simone left the United States in September 1970. She flew to Barbados, expecting her husband and manager, Andrew Stroud, to contact her when she had to perform again. However, Stroud interpreted Simone's sudden disappearance (and the fact that she left behind her wedding ring) as a cue for a divorce. As her manager, Stroud was also in charge of Simone's income. This meant that after their separation Simone had no knowledge about how her business was run, and what she was actually worth. Upon returning to the United States she also learned that she was wanted for unpaid taxes, causing her to go back to Barbados again to evade the authorities and prosecution.[15] Simone stayed in Barbados for quite some time, and had a lengthy affair with the Prime Minister, Errol Barrow.[16][17] A close friend, singer Miriam Makeba, convinced her to come to Liberia. After that she lived in Switzerland and the Netherlands, before settling in France in 1992. Image File history File links Ninasimoneasinglewoman. ... Image File history File links Ninasimoneasinglewoman. ... A Single Woman (play) for the film, see A Single Woman (film). ... For other uses, see September (disambiguation). ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ... Errol Walton Barrow (January 21, 1920 June 1, 1987) was a Caribbean statesman and the first Prime Minister of Barbados. ... Miriam Makeba performing at the Cape Town Jazz Festival in 2006. ...


She recorded her last album for RCA Records, It Is Finished, in 1974. It was not until 1978 that Simone was convinced by CTI Records owner Creed Taylor to record another album, Baltimore. While not a commercial success, the album did get good reviews and marked a quiet artistic renaissance in Simone's recording output.[18] Her choice of material retained its eclecticism, ranging from spiritual songs to Hall & Oates' "Rich Girl". Four years later Simone recorded Fodder On My Wings on a French label. In the 1980s Simone performed regularly at Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London, where the album Live At Ronnie Scott's was recorded in 1984. Though her on-stage style could be somewhat haughty and aloof, in later years, Simone particularly seemed to enjoy engaging her audiences by recounting sometimes humorous anecdotes related to her career and music and soliciting requests. Her autobiography, I Put a Spell on You, was published in 1992 and she recorded her last album, A Single Woman in 1993. RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... CTI Records (Creed Taylor International or Creed Taylor Incorporated) was a jazz record label founded in 1967 by Creed Taylor, initially as a subsidiary of A&M Records. ... Creed Taylor (b. ... Baltimore is an album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hall & Oates is a popular music duo made up of Daryl Hall & John Oates. ... Fodder On My Wings is an album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone. ... Ronnie Scott (left) with Tubby Hayes. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Live At Ronnie Scotts is an album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone. ... Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ... I Put A Spell On You is the autobiography by Nina Simone (1933-2003). ... A Single Woman (play) for the film, see A Single Woman (film). ...


In 1993 Simone settled near Aix-en-Provence in Southern France. She had been ill with breast cancer for several years before she died in her sleep at her home in Carry-le-Rouet, Bouches-du-Rhône on April 21, 2003, aged 70. Her funeral service was attended by singers Miriam Makeba and Patti Labelle, poet Sonia Sanchez, actor Ossie Davis and hundreds of others. Elton John sent a floral tribute with the message "We were the greatest and I love you".[19] Simone's ashes were scattered in several African countries. She left behind a daughter, Lisa Celeste, now an actress/singer who took on the stagename Simone who has appeared on Broadway in Aida.[20] Aix (prounounced eks), or, to distinguish it from other cities built over hot springs, Aix-en-Provence is a city in southern France, some 30 km north of Marseille. ... This region consists of the southern part of France. ... Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ... Carry le Rouet Pop. ... Bouches-du-Rhône is a département in the south of France named after the mouth of the Rhône River. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Miriam Makeba performing at the Cape Town Jazz Festival in 2006. ... Patti LaBelle (born May 24, 1944) is an American R&B, soul singer and songwriter. ... Sonia Sanchez is an African American poet most often associated with the Black Arts Movement. ... Ossie Davis in The Green Pastures, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1951 Ossie Davis (December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005) was an African American film actor, director and social activist. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Simone (born Lisa Celeste Stroud on September 12, 1962) is a Broadway actress/singer and the daughter of Nina Simone. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... This article is about the opera. ...


Simone standards

Throughout her career, Simone gathered a collection of songs that would become standards in her repertoire (apart from the civil rights songs) and for which she is still remembered, even though most of these songs didn't do well on the charts at the time. These songs were self-written tunes, cover versions (usually with a new arrangement by Simone), or songs written especially for Simone. Her first hit song in America was a cover of George Gershwin's "I Loves You Porgy" (1958). It peaked at number 18 in the pop singles chart and number 2 on the black singles chart.[21] In that same period Simone recorded "My Baby Just Cares for Me", which would become her biggest hit years later in 1987, when it featured in a Chanel no. 5 perfume commercial. A music video was then created by Aardman Studios.[22] Gershwin redirects here. ... I Loves You Porgy is a song from the musical Porgy and Bess. ... Lyrics My baby dont care for shows my baby dont care for clothes My baby just cares for me. ... The House of Chanel, more commonly known as Chanel, is a Parisian fashion house in France founded by Coco Chanel (b. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Aardman Animations, Ltd. ...


Well known songs from her Philips albums include "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" on Broadway-Blues-Ballads (1964), "I Put a Spell on You", "Ne Me Quitte Pas" (a Jacques Brel cover) and "Feeling Good" on I Put A Spell On You (1965), "Lilac Wine" and "Wild Is the Wind" on Wild is the Wind (1966).[23] Especially the songs "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", "Feeling Good" and "Sinnerman" (Pastel Blues, 1965) have great popularity today in terms of cover versions (most notably The Animals's version of the former song), sample usage and its use on various movie-, TV-series- and videogame soundtracks. Broadway-Blues-Ballads is an album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933-2003). ... Jacques Brel Jacques Romain Georges Brel (French IPA: ) (April 8, 1929 – October 9, 1978) was a Belgian French-speaking singer-songwriter. ... I Put a Spell on You is a 1965 album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933-2003) for Philips Records. ... Wild Is the Wind is singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simones (1933-2003) sixth album under record company Philips. ... Dont Let Me Be Misunderstood is a song written by Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell and Sol Marcus for the singer/pianist Nina Simone, who first recorded it on Broadway-Blues-Ballads (1964). ... Feeling Good (aka Feelin Good) is a song written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse for the 1965 musical The Roar of the Greasepaint—the Smell of the Crowd and since covered by several artists, including Nina Simone, Traffic, Sammy Davis Jr, Muse, Michael Bublé and The Pussycat Dolls. ... Eunice Kathleen Waymon, better known as Nina Simone (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003), was an American singer, songwriter, pianist and activist. ... Pastel Blues is a studio album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933-2003). ... The US edition of The Animals self-titled debut album. ...


Simone's years at RCA-Victor spawned a number of singles and album songs that were popular, particularly in Europe. In 1968 it was "Ain't Got No, I Got Life", a medley from the musical Hair from the album Nuff Said (1968) that became a surprise hit for Simone, reaching number 2 on the UK pop charts and introducing her to a younger audience.[24] In 2006, it returned to the UK Top 30 in a remixed version by Groovefinder. The following single, the Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody" also reached the UK top 10 in 1969. "House of the Rising Sun" featured on Nina Simone Sings The Blues in 1967, but Simone had recorded the song earlier in 1961 (featuring on Nina At The Village Gate, 1962), predating versions by Dave Van Ronk and Bob Dylan.[25][26] It was later picked up by The Animals and became their signature hit. Aint Got No/I Got Life is a 2:17 single by the American songwriter Nina Simone. ... This article is about the musical. ... Nuff Said is an album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933-2003). ... The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of the 20th century. ... The second single released by the Bee Gees from their debut LP, Bee Gees 1st. ... Sings the Blues is an album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933-2003). ... Nina Simone at the Village Gate is an album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone (1933-2003). ... Dave Van Ronk (June 30, 1936 – February 10, 2002) was a folk singer born in Brooklyn, New York, who settled in Greenwich Village, New York City, and was nicknamed the Mayor of MacDougal Street. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... The US edition of The Animals self-titled debut album. ...


Performing style

Simone's regal bearing and commanding stage presence earned her the title "High Priestess of Soul". Her live performances were regarded not as mere concerts, but as happenings. In a single concert she could be a singer, pianist, dancer, actress, activist, as well as both therapist and patient all simultaneously.[27] On stage, Simone moved from gospel to blues, jazz and folk, to numbers infused with European classical styling, and counterpoint fugues. She incorporated monologues and dialogues with the audience into the program, and often used silence as a musical element.[28] Simone compared it to "mass hypnosis. I use it all the time"[14] Throughout most of her live and recording career she was accompanied by percussionist Leopoldo Flemming and guitarist and musical director Al Schackman.[29] A happening is a performance, event or situation meant to be considered as art. ... Gospel, from the Old English good tidings is a calque of Greek () used in the New Testament (see Etymology below). ... Folk song redirects here. ... For other uses, see Counterpoint (disambiguation). ... In music, a fugue (IPA: ) is a type of contrapuntal composition or technique of composition for a fixed number of parts, normally referred to as voices, irrespective of whether the work is vocal or instrumental. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ...


Simone had a reputation in the music industry for being volatile and sometimes difficult to deal with, a characterization with which she strenuously took issue. In 1995, she shot and wounded her neighbor's son with a pneumatic pistol after his laughter disturbed her concentration.[30] She also fired a gun at a record company executive whom she accused of stealing royalties.[31] It is now recognised that this 'difficulty' was the result of bipolar disorder. Simone reluctantly took medication for her condition from the mid-1960s on.[32] All this was only known to a small group of intimates, and kept out of public view for many years, until the biography Break Down And Let It All Out written by Sylvia Hampton and David Nathan revealed this secret in 2004. Steel BBs BB guns are a type of air gun designed to fire usually spherical projectiles, called BBs after the Birdshot pellet of approximately the same size. ... For other uses, see Bipolar. ...


Honors

On Human Kindness Day 1974 in Washington DC more than 10,000 people paid tribute to Simone.[33][34] Simone received two honorary degrees in music and humanities from the University of Massachusetts and Malcolm X College.[35] She preferred to be called "Dr. Nina Simone" after these honors were bestowed upon her.[36] Only two days before her death, Simone was awarded an honorary diploma by the Curtis Institute, the school that had turned her down at the start of her career.[37] Flag Seal Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... An honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum, not to be confused with an honors degree) is an academic degree awarded to an individual as a decoration, rather than as the result of matriculating and studying for several years. ... This page is about the university system across Massachusetts. ... Malcolm X College is a two-year college of the City Colleges of Chicago, located in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Curtis Institute of Music is a music school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that offers courses of study leading to a performance Diploma, Bachelor of Music, Master of Music in Opera and Professional Studies Certificate in Opera. ...


Views on race and homosexuality

Simone had quite radical views on race and how racism had to be fought. For example, she preferred the violent revolution during the civil rights period as opposed to Martin Luther King's non-violent solution[38], and hoped that the African Americans could by thus doing so achieve a separate state.[14]


Simone's fanbase and personal circle included a significant number of gay people. Her view on homosexuality can be described as ambivalent.[39] On one hand her viewpoint was colored by her strict religious upbringing, opposing homosexuality. On the other hand, Simone was aware of widespread homosexuality within her fanbase and the entertainment industry.[40] Many of the people close to her were gay, including her younger brother, the writers Lorraine Hansberry, Langston Hughes, and James Baldwin, and the founders of her European fanclub, David Nathan and Sylvia Hampton. The latter two stated in their biography of Simone that she had no problem with homosexuality, as long as she did not have to hear about it explicitly [39][41]. GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... Lorraine Hansberry (May 19, 1930 - January 12, 1965) was an American playwright and litigant in the United States Supreme Court case, Hansberry v. ... Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist. ... James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – November 30, 1987) was an American novelist, writer, playwright, poet, essayist, and civil rights activist. ...


Legacy

Nina Simone is often cited by artists from diverse musical fields as a source of inspiration. Musicians who have cited her as important for their own musical upbringing are among others Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, and Jeff Buckley.[2] [42] [43] [44] John Lennon cited Simone's version of "I Put a Spell on You" as a source of inspiration for the Beatles song "Michelle".[44] Musicians who have covered her work (or her specific renditions of songs) include Aretha Franklin, Katie Melua, Timbaland, Donny Hathaway, Jeff Buckley, David Bowie, The Animals, Muse, Cat Power and Michael Bublé. Simone's music has featured in soundtracks of various motion pictures and video games. Her music is frequently used in remixes, commercials and TV series. Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, record producer, actress, and hip hop icon who has sold more than 40 million records and over 10 million singles worldwide. ... Lauryn Noel Hill (born May 25, 1975) is an American singer, rapper, musician, record producer and film actress. ... Alexis is Alicias #1 fan. ... Jeffrey Scott Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scotty Moorhead,[1] was an acclaimed American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Michelle is the title of a love ballad by The Beatles, mainly written by Paul McCartney, which is featured on their Rubber Soul album. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Melua redirects here. ... Timothy Z. Mosley, who works under the performing name Timbaland (born March 10, 1971), is a Grammy Award-winning American record producer, composer, rapper, and singer. ... Donny Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American soul musician. ... Jeffrey Scott Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scotty Moorhead,[1] was an acclaimed American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... The US edition of The Animals self-titled debut album. ... For the rock band, see Muse (band). ... Cat Power is the stage name of American singer/songwriter Charlyn Chan Marshall (born Charlyn Marie Marshall on 21 January 1972). ... This article is about the artist. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... This article is about the British magazine covering computer and video games. ... A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ... From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ...


On soundtracks

A contemporary view of Nina Simone on the cover of Remixed and Reimagined (2006)
A contemporary view of Nina Simone on the cover of Remixed and Reimagined (2006)

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On film

The documentary Nina Simone: La Legende (The Legend) was made in the '90s by French filmakers.[14] It was based on her autobiography I Put A Spell On You and features live footage from different periods of her career, interviews with friends and family, various interviews with Simone herself while she was living in the Netherlands, and on a trip to her birthplace. A significant amount of footage from The Legend was taken from an earlier 26-minute biographical documentary by Peter Rodis, released in 1969 and titled simply Nina.[45]


Plans for a Nina Simone biographical film were released at the end of 2005. The movie will be based on Simone's autobiography I Put A Spell On You (1992) and will also focus on her relationship in later life with her assistant, Clifton Henderson, who died in 2006. TV writer Cynthia Mort (Will & Grace, Roseanne) is working on the script, and singer Mary J.Blige will take on the lead role. The movie is scheduled for 2009.[46] Poster for Man on the Moon (1999), a biopic A biographical picture— often shortened to biopic— is a film that dramatizes the life of an actual person or people. ... Will & Grace is a popular American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on NBC from 1998 to 2006. ... Jackie Harris redirects here. ... Sample from a screenplay, showing dialogue and action descriptions. ... This article or section may contain excessive or improper use of copyrighted images and/or audio files. ...


Discography

Year Album Type Label Billboard
1958 Little Girl Blue Studio Bethlehem Records
1959 Nina Simone and Her Friends Studio Bethlehem
1959 The Amazing Nina Simone Studio Colpix Records
1959 Nina Simone at Town Hall Live and studio Colpix
1960 Nina Simone at Newport Live Colpix 23 (pop)
1960 Forbidden Fruit Studio Colpix
1962 Nina at the Village Gate Live Colpix
1962 Nina Simone Sings Ellington Live Colpix
1963 Nina's Choice Compilation Colpix
1963 Nina Simone at Carnegie Hall Live Colpix
1964 Folksy Nina Live Colpix
1964 Nina Simone in Concert Live Philips Records 102 (pop)
1964 Broadway-Blues-Ballads Studio Philips
1965 I Put a Spell on You Studio Philips 99 (pop)
1965 Pastel Blues Studio Philips 8 (black)
1966 Nina Simone with Strings Studio (strings added) Colpix
1966 Let It All Out Live and studio Philips 19 (black)
1966 Wild Is the Wind Studio Philips 12 (black)
1967 High Priestess of Soul Studio Philips 29 (black)
1967 Nina Simone Sings the Blues Studio RCA Records 29 (black)
1967 Silk & Soul Studio RCA 24 (black)
1968 Nuff Said Live and studio RCA 44 (black)
1969 Nina Simone and Piano Studio RCA
1969 To Love Somebody Studio RCA
1970 Black Gold Live RCA 29 (black)
1971 Here Comes the Sun Studio RCA 190 (pop)
1972 Emergency Ward Live and Studio RCA
1974 It Is Finished Live RCA
1978 Baltimore Studio CTI Records 12 (jazz)
1980 The Rising Sun Collection ? Enja
1982 Fodder on My Wings Studio Carrere
1984 Backlash Live StarJazz
1985 Nina's Back Studio VPI
1985 Live & Kickin Live VPI
1987 Let It Be Me ? Verve
1987 Live at Ronnie Scott's Live Hendring-Wadham
1993 A Single Woman Studio Elektra Records 3 (top jazz)
Additional
1969 A Very Rare Evening Live ?
2003 Gold Studio Remastered Universal/UCJ
2003 Anthology Compilation RCA/BMG Heritage
2004 Nina Simone's Finest Hour Compilation Verve/Universal
2005 The Soul of Nina Simone ? RCA DualDisc
2006 The Very Best of Nina Simone Compilation Sony BMG
2006 Remixed and Reimagined Remix Legacy/SBMG 5 (contemp.jazz)

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  45. ^ Peter Rodis documentary, "Nina"
  46. ^ Untitled Nina Simone Project at IMDB.com

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Further reading

  • Brun-Lambert, David [October 2006]. Nina Simone, het tragische lot van een uitzonderlijke zangeres, Introduction by Lisa Celeste Stroud, afterword by Gerrit de Bruin (in Dutch, translated from French original), Zwolle: Sirene. ISBN 90-5831-425-1. 
  • Feldstein, Ruth (March 2005). ""I Don't Trust You Anymore": Nina Simone, Culture, and Black Activism in the 1960s". Journal of American History 91 (4). 
  • Hampton, Sylvia [2004]. Break Down and Let It All Out, David Nathan, introduction by Lisa Celeste Stroud, London: Sanctuary. ISBN 1-86074-552-0. 
  • Simone, Nina; Stephen Cleary [1992] (2003). I Put a Spell on You, introduction by Dave Marsh, 2nd edition, New York: Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-80525-1. 

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Persondata
NAME Simone, Nina
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Waymon, Eunice Kathleen; High Priestess of Soul
SHORT DESCRIPTION Singer, songwriter, pianist
DATE OF BIRTH February 21, 1933
PLACE OF BIRTH Tryon, North Carolina, United States
DATE OF DEATH April 21, 2003
PLACE OF DEATH Carry-le-Rouet, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
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Nina Simone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1325 words)
Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon at 30 East Livingston Street in Tryon, North Carolina, one of eight children.
Simone's mother, Mary Kate Waymon (who lived into her late 90s) was a strict Methodist minister; her father, John Divine Waymon, was a handyman and sometime barber who suffered bouts of ill-health.
Simone turned instead to blues and jazz after getting her start at the Midtown Bar and Grill on Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City, taking the name Nina Simone in 1954; "Nina" was her boyfriend's nickname for her (from the Spanish for "little girl"), and "Simone" was after the French actress Simone Signoret.
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