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Nina Simone

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Born: Feb 21, 1933 in Tryon, NC
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Died: Apr 21, 2003 in Carry-le-Rouet, France
Genre: Jazz, Pop/Rock
Biography: Nina Simone was one of the most gifted vocalists of her generation, and also one of the most eclectic. Simone was a singer, pianist, and songwriter who bent genres to her will rather than allowing herself to be confined by their boundaries; her work swung back and forth between jazz, blues, soul, classical, ...Read full biography
Nina Simone Sings The Blues
Released: 1967
Label: RCA Records
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Nina Simone Sings the Blues, issued in 1967, was her RCA label debut, and was a brave departure from the material she had been recording for Phillips. Indeed, her final album for that label, High Priestess ...Read full review
High Priestess Of Soul [Originals]
Released: 1966
Label: Verve Records
Critics' Rating:
Perhaps a bit more conscious of contemporary soul trends than her previous Philips albums, this is still very characteristic of her mid-'60s work in its eclectic mix of jazz, pop, soul, and some blues ...Read full review
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