Jazz Legend Nina Simone Dies…

Nina Simone
Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina. She was one of eight children and she began playing piano at age 3. By age 6, she was regular pianist at a local Methodist church. I have always felt I have not matured enough to fully appreciate the majesty of her music. The way she captivated many of us with her voice, her conviction, and her mystique. She died today in her home in the South of France.

I remember once hearing her song, “Isn’t It A Pity“, at a dance recital and I had to have it. An article from the Tryon Daily Bulletin provides an insightful look at the “High Priestess of Soul.”

4 Responses to “Jazz Legend Nina Simone Dies…”

  1. bujibuji says:

    i feel sad too…just when i feel mature enough..(maybe even with a tinge of braveness) to venture into her world.. as i write this,i am listening to after hours. her cd. so far, it has a hint of blues. i like it. blessings and smileys for your day. sincerly,nehanda

  2. Terri says:

    I feel honored to have at least seen her in person. Her powerful voice and her words just carry you away. To hear her sing, “Strange Fruit”, puts those visions right in front of your closed eyes. She tells our history in her song. For those who never saw her do a live performance, you missed something so very wonderful. She will be missed. Sleep on Ms. Nina Simone…we will remember you through your music.

  3. Gee says:

    Sadness abounds.

  4. Tai says:

    Beyond her powerful voice being lose she was the voice of the African-American woman in its many textures. She called this country to task on its on horrible history of racial injustice. A great vocalist, pianist and social warrior is gone.

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