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Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Very Best of Nina Simone (2006)


Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina, one of eight children. Like a number of other African-American singers, she was inspired as a child by Marian Anderson and began singing at her local church, also showing prodigious talent as a pianist. Her public debut, a piano recital, was made at the age of ten. Her parents, who had taken seats in the front row, were forced to move to the back of the hall to make way for some white people.

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 for the little girl. Subsequently, a local fund was set up to assist in Eunice's continued education.

At seventeen, Simone moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she taught piano and accompanied singers. She was able to begin studying piano at New York City's prestigious Juilliard School of Music but lack of funds meant that she was unable to fulfill her dream of becoming America's first Black classical pianist. She later had an interview to study piano at the Curtis Institute, but was rejected. Simone believed this rejection, which fuelled her hatred of racism, was because she was black. Read more ...

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  • Folder icon Nina Simone - The Very Best of Nina Simone [Mp3-160-2006]
    • Icon for sound filetype 01 - Ain't Got No, I Got Life
    • Icon for sound filetype 02 - My Baby Just Cares For Me
    • Icon for sound filetype 03 - Feeling Good
    • Icon for sound filetype 04 - I Put A Spell On You
    • Icon for sound filetype 05 - I Loves You Porgy
    • Icon for sound filetype 06 - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
    • Icon for sound filetype 07 - The Look Of Love
    • Icon for sound filetype 08 - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
    • Icon for sound filetype 09 - I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl
    • Icon for sound filetype 10 - Do I Move You
    • Icon for sound filetype 11 - Do What You Gotta Do
    • Icon for sound filetype 12 - To Be Young, Gifted and Black
    • Icon for sound filetype 13 - Since I Fell For You
    • Icon for sound filetype 14 - Nobody's Fault But Mine
    • Icon for sound filetype 15 - I Think It's Going To Rain Today
    • Icon for sound filetype 16 - Sinnerman
    • Icon for sound filetype 17 - Times They Are A Changin'
    • Icon for sound filetype 18 - Mr Bojangles
    • Icon for sound filetype 19 - Here Comes The Sun
    • Icon for sound filetype 20 - To Love Somebody
    • Icon for sound filetype 21 - Ain't Got No, I Got Life (Nina Simone V Groovefinder Remix)
    • Icon for image filetype Cover - front.jpg


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