Nina Simone


Born
in Tryon, North Carolina, The United States
February 21, 1933

Died
April 21, 2003

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Eunice Kathleen Waymon, better known by her stage name Nina Simone, was a fifteen-time Grammy Award-nominated American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger and civil rights activist.

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
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I Put a Spell on You: The A...

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4.03 avg rating — 1,278 ratings — published 1991 — 9 editions
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Very Best Of Nina Simone (P...

4.54 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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You're The Voice: Nina Simo...

4.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2002
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The Nina Simone Piano Songb...

4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2008
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Best of Nina Simone - Origi...

4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Little Girl Blue

4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2007
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Feeling Good: The Best of N...

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UNSPOKEN WORDS OF A WOMAN

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Don't Explain

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Young, Gifted And Black

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“You've got to learn to leave the table
When love's no longer being served".”
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“You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times.”
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“What kept me sane was knowing that things would change, and it was a question of keeping myself together until they did.”
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