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Nina Simone (Singer, Songwriter, Pianist, Civil Rights Activist) 1933-2003


Nina Simone Demographics:
  • Name - Eunice Kathleen Waymon.
  • Professional name - Nina Simone.
  • Place of birth - Tryon, North Carolina, USA.
  • Born - February 21, 1933.
  • Died - April 21, 2003.
  • Place of death - Carry-le-Rouet, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.
  • Mother - Mary Kate Waymon (Methodist minister).
  • Father - John Divine Waymon (handyman & sometime barber).
  • Daughter - Lisa Celeste (actress/singer).
  • Occupation - Singer, Songwriter, Pianist, Civil Rights Activist.
Nina Simone Career:
  • Simone originally aspired to become a classical pianist.
  • Jazz-rock-pop-folk-black musician.
  • In the late 1950s she recorded her first album.
  • Known as the “High Priestess of Soul” by her many fans.
  • Nina was often misunderstood (partly related to her then hidden bipolar illness).
  • Image above - Nina singing at piano.
  • Image below - Nina Simone in London 1997.
Nina Simone Talents:
  • African music
  • Protest singer
  • Gospel music
  • Jazz singer
  • Pianist
  • Arranger
  • Composer
  • Songwriter
  • Civil rights activist
Nina Simone Health Issues:
  • Died with breast cancer.
  • Bipolar disorder diagnosed in 1960s (information released in 2004, after her death).
Nina Simone Popular Songs:
Nina Simone Discography:
  • 1958 - Little Girl Blue
  • 1959 - Nina Simone and Her Friends
  • 1959 - The Amazing Nina Simone
  • 1959 - Nina Simone at Town Hall
  • 1960 - Nina Simone at Newport
  • 1960 - Forbidden Fruit
  • 1962 - Nina at the Village Gate
  • 1962 - Nina Simone Sings Ellington
  • 1963 - Nina's Choice
  • 1963 - Nina Simone at Carnegie Hall
  • 1964 - Folksy Nina
  • 1964 - Nina Simone in Concert
  • 1964 - Broadway-Blues-Ballads
  • 1965 - I Put a Spell on You
  • 1965 - Pastel Blues
  • 1966 - Nina Simone with Strings
  • 1966 - Let It All Out
  • 1966 - Wild Is the Wind
  • 1967 - High Priestess of Soul
  • 1967 - Nina Simone Sings the Blues
  • 1967 - Silk & Soul
  • 1968 - Nuff Said
  • 1969 - Nina Simone and Piano
  • 1969 - To Love Somebody
  • 1969 - A Very Rare Evening
  • 1970 - Black Gold
  • 1971 - Here Comes the Sun
  • 1972 - Emergency Ward
  • 1974 - It Is Finished
  • 1975 - The Great Show Live In Paris
  • 1978 - Baltimore
  • 1980 - The Rising Sun Collection
  • 1982 - Fodder on My Wings
  • 1984 - Backlash
  • 1985 - Nina's Back
  • 1985 - Live & Kickin
  • 1987 - Let It Be Me
  • 1987 - Live at Ronnie Scott's
  • 1993 - A Single Woman
  • 1997 - Gold
  • 1997 - Released
  • 2003 - Anthology
  • 2003 - Gold
  • 2004 - Nina Simone's Finest Hour
  • 2005 - The Soul of Nina Simone
  • 2006 - The Very Best of Nina Simone
  • 2006 - The Very Best of Nina Simone
  • 2006 - Remixed and Reimagined
  • 2006 - Songs to Sing: the Best of Nina Simone
  • 2006 - Forever Young, Gifted & Black: Songs of Freedom and Spirit
  • 2008 - To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story
Tags:
Bipolar Disorder - Black Musician - Civil Rights Activist - Composer - Jazz - Nina Simone - Pianist -Singer - Songwriter


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