Nina Simone

Vrai Nom:
Eunice Kathleen Waymon
Profil:
American singer, songwriter, pianist.

Born: 21 February 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina, USA.
Died: 21 April 2003 in Carry-le-Rouet, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (aged 70).

Nina was giving piano recitals after playing at her local church at an early age. Her childhood piano lessons were funded by her mother's employer and a local fund set up by her music teacher, so impressed were they by her talent.

She moved to Philadelphia aged 17, teaching piano and playing to raise the money for her studies at New York's renowned Juilliard School Of Music. To fund her family she worked in a bar in Atlantic City where she was also required to sing and built up a devoted following.

She recorded Gershwin's "I Loves You Porgy" which became a US Top 40 hit and transported her to a bigger stage, performing at Carnegie Hall and the Newport Jazz Festival.

Her repertoire went on to embrace numerous Civil Rights anthems, a movement for which she was a passionate and prominent supporter. She left the US in the 1970s, moving first to Barbados, and some other places, including Africa and the Netherlands, before eventually settling in France where she died from cancer in 2003.

Nina's voice drew heavily on other music forms. It was infused with gospel, blues, soul, jazz, R&B, and folk. And it found a wider audience late in her life when "My Baby Just Cares For Me" became an unlikely UK chart hit when it featured in a TV ad campaign.

In fact her music stayed very popular with advertisers as her tracks have been used to promote a multitude of products on TV, including yoghurt ("Ain't Got No (I Got Life)"), Diet Coke ("I Put A Spell On You"), cars ("Sinnerman"), fabric conditioner ("Feeling Good"), and perfume ("Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"), et al.
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CP 407 Nina Simone - The Amazing Nina Simone illustration d'album Nina Simone The Amazing Nina Simone (Album) Colpix Records CP 407 US 1959 Vendre cette version
BS-6028 Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue illustration d'album Nina Simone Little Girl Blue (Album, Comp, Single) Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records BS-6028 US 1959 Vendre cette version
CP 409 Nina Simone - Nina Simone At Town Hall illustration d'album Nina Simone Nina Simone At Town Hall (Album) Colpix Records CP 409 Canada 1959 Vendre cette version
SCP 412 Nina Simone - Nina At Newport illustration d'album Nina Simone Nina At Newport (Album) Colpix Records SCP 412 US 1960 Vendre cette version
CP 419 Nina Simone - Forbidden Fruit illustration d'album Nina Simone Forbidden Fruit (Album) Colpix Records CP 419 New Zealand 1961 Vendre cette version
CP 421 Nina Simone - At The Village Gate illustration d'album Nina Simone At The Village Gate (Album) Colpix Records CP 421 US 1962 Vendre cette version
SCP425, SCP 425 Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings Ellington illustration d'album Nina Simone Nina Simone Sings Ellington (Album) Colpix Records SCP425, SCP 425 Canada 1962 Vendre cette version
MS-202 Nina Simone - Sings Porgy illustration d'album Nina Simone with The Village Allstars Nina Simone with The Village Allstars - Sings Porgy (Comp) Palace (2) MS-202 Canada 1963 Vendre cette version
CP 455 Nina Simone - At Carnegie Hall illustration d'album Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall (Album) Colpix Records CP 455 US 1963 Vendre cette version
CXS-242 Nina Simone - Live illustration d'album Nina Simone Live Coronet Records CXS-242 US 1964 Vendre cette version
CP-465, CP 465 Nina Simone - Folksy Nina illustration d'album Nina Simone Folksy Nina (Album) Colpix Records, Colpix Records CP-465, CP 465 US 1964 Vendre cette version
BL 7678 Nina Simone - In Concert illustration d'album Nina Simone In Concert (Album) Philips BL 7678 UK 1964 Vendre cette version
S 130, S-130 Nina Simone - Starring Nina Simone With George Wallington illustration d'album Nina Simone With George Wallington Nina Simone With George Wallington - Starring Nina Simone With George Wallington Spin-O-Rama S 130, S-130 US 1964 Vendre cette version
PHS 600-148 Nina Simone - Broadway - Blues - Ballads illustration d'album Nina Simone Broadway - Blues - Ballads (Album, Comp) Philips PHS 600-148 US 1964 Vendre cette version
PHS 600-202 Nina Simone - Let It All Out illustration d'album Nina Simone Let It All Out (Album) Philips PHS 600-202 US 1965 Vendre cette version
PHS 600-172 Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You illustration d'album Nina Simone I Put A Spell On You (Album) Philips, Philips PHS 600-172 Canada 1965 Vendre cette version
PHM 200-187 Nina Simone - Pastel Blues illustration d'album Nina Simone Pastel Blues (Album) Philips PHM 200-187 US 1965 Vendre cette version
PCR-4-600-207 Nina Simone - Wild Is The Wind illustration d'album Nina Simone Wild Is The Wind (Album) Philips PCR-4-600-207 US 1966 Vendre cette version
SCP - 496 Nina Simone - Nina Simone With Strings illustration d'album Nina Simone Nina Simone With Strings (Album) Colpix Records SCP - 496 Australia 1966 Vendre cette version
740.506 Nina Simone - Silk & Soul illustration d'album Nina Simone Silk & Soul (Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor 740.506 France 1967 Vendre cette version
LSP-3789 Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues illustration d'album Nina Simone Nina Simone Sings The Blues (Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSP-3789 Germany 1967 Vendre cette version
PCR-4-600-219, none Nina Simone - High Priestess Of Soul illustration d'album Nina Simone High Priestess Of Soul (Album) Philips PCR-4-600-219, none US 1966 Vendre cette version
LSP-4065 Nina Simone - 'Nuff Said! illustration d'album Nina Simone 'Nuff Said! (Album) RCA Victor LSP-4065 Canada 1968 Vendre cette version
LSP-4102 Nina Simone - Nina Simone And Piano! illustration d'album Nina Simone Nina Simone And Piano! (Album) RCA Victor LSP-4102 New Zealand 1969 Vendre cette version
740.607, LSP-4152 Nina Simone - To Love Somebody illustration d'album Nina Simone To Love Somebody (Album) RCA Victor 740.607, LSP-4152 France 1969 Vendre cette version

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Vart

Vart

7 mars 2019
Wish I had the chance to see Nina Simone live!
dimebucker

dimebucker

22 février 2015
Can you get anything from: Live At Montreux 1976 ‎on vinyl??
hortonjupiter

hortonjupiter

4 février 2014
She's just point blank the greatest singer of all time, and a devil at the pianna. There are singers, there are Singers, and there are SINGERS. And none of them can touch her, Nina flies a trillion miles high above the rest. The one time i was privileged to hear her sing and play i was sitting behind Nick Cave....you shoulda seen the look on that boys face!
ijustspeak

ijustspeak

16 décembre 2013
edité over 7 years ago
There was truly no one like Nina Simone. Many of the finest artist that lived did not have a specific style labeled to them. Simone truly was one, although you could easily dismiss her as a jazz artist. To me, she however outgrew that trademark pretty quickly.
Like Elvis Presley, she wrote few songs of herself. But while Aretha Franklin for instance took Otis Redding´s R.e.s.p.e.c.t and pretty much made it her own, Nina on the other hand took way more of other tracks and did the same. Dambalah by Exuma for instance. The original is a very folksy and livid tune, Nina simply stripped it down to a dark hymn and created this intense message instead. Listening through her albums and then tracking down the originals and you will see, Nina took them and re-invented them. Many times i just prefer her versions. She simply marvelled at it.
She also released plenty of live material. Im pretty glad she did, because ultimately, she was better on stage than on studio. Often bringing plenty humour with her repertoire, sometimes acting crazy and hard to understand (She was rumoured to be Bi-Polar anyways). Check her first Montreux performance on You Tube for some of that.
She has been a huge inspiration to me despite her sad turmoils in life. But since the first track of Ellingtons´s "Mood Indigo" that kicks your teeth in, to her deep explorations into african slave hymns, and civil rights movement. She was a tour de force most the time.
Forever Nina Simone.

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