Nina Simone

Submitted by on Oct 26, 2015

Nina Simone, Eunice Kathleen Waymon, 21 Nina Simone (eng. Nina Simone, real name Eunice Kathleen Waymon, Eng. Eunice Kathleen Waymon, 21 February 1933 – 21 April 2003) – a legendary American singer, pianist, composer, aranzhirovschitsa. It sticks to the jazz tradition, but use very different executable material that combines jazz, soul, pop, gospel and blues, recording songs with a big orchestra. Simon was born in North Carolina. Juilliard School of Music, She managed to get an education at the New York College of Juilliard School of Music, is considered prestigious. Starting in 1953, a career pianist in nightclubs Atlantic City, she took a pseudonym in honor of his favorite actress Simone Signoret. In the early 60s she produced a collection of songs by Duke Ellington, blues ballads from Broadway musicals. In the late 50s she has recorded 10 albums. Simon has performed at concerts not only as a singer with a surprisingly rich and supple vocals, but also as a pianist, dancer and actress. I Put a Spell on You», I Put a Spell on You» (Feeling Good» Ne me quitte pas». In 1965 came the most successful album «I Put a Spell on You», which included her most popular hits: «I Put a Spell on You» (author of Screamin ‘Jay Hawkins), «Feeling Good» and «Ne me quitte pas “. Wild is the Wind». In 1966 he followed the disc «Wild is the Wind». These records are more related to pop-soul, some critics began calling her priestess of soul. Nina Simone was personally acquainted with Martin Luther King Jr., a fighter for the rights of black Americans. Mississippi Goddam». After his assassination, and after the murder of four black children work appeared «Mississippi Goddam». Pirate Jenny», Ne me quitte pas» Songs of the same theme, such as «Pirate Jenny», Jacques Brel interpretation of the song «Ne me quitte pas» became a classic. Ain’t Got No» In 1968, she released a single – a pointed political song «Is not Got No» of the hippie musical “Hair.” By this time, the press discussed the capricious behavior of the singer on the stage. Songs from her repertoire later sung by other performers and became hits. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood», The Animals». It is, for example, «Do not Let Me Be Misunderstood», then hit a rock group «The Animals». The House of the Rising Sun» The Animals». Known for her performance of the song «The House of the Rising Sun» also became a hit in the performance «The Animals». I Put a Spell on You» Michelle» The Beatles». The song «I Put a Spell on You» influenced vocals on the hit «Michelle» group «The Beatles». Albums late 60s were not as eclectic and unpredictable as her early albums. In 1970, Simon announced that disappointed the American show business, and retired to Barbados. Rest of his life in France. From 1970 to 1978 she produced seven studio works, a collection of songs to his own accompaniment. c A Single Woman». After a long break in 1993 came the last album with new material c: «A Single Woman». In recent years, Nina Simone was suffering from breast cancer, which ultimately was the cause of her death in April 2003. She died in her sleep at her home in the town of Cary le Rue in the south of France at the age of 70 years. During his career, Nina Simone has released 170 studio and live albums and singles, performed more than 320 songs.
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