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A jazz singer, a protest singer, a pianist, and arranger and a composer, Nina Simone is a great artist who defies easy classification. Admired for her highly emotional and expressive delivery, her voice has an unusually deep, rich timbre, evoking and stirring her listener's emotions in a skillful and varied fashion. Raised as one of eight children in a poor family, this reA jazz singer, a protest singer, a pianist, and arranger and a composer, Nina Simone is a great artist who defies easy classification. Admired for her highly emotional and expressive delivery, her voice has an unusually deep, rich timbre, evoking and stirring her listener's emotions in a skillful and varied fashion. Raised as one of eight children in a poor family, this remarkable child prodigy played 4 since the age of four. Assisted by her teachers, she ultimately attended Julliard School of Music in N.Y. To support herself while studying she worked as an accompanist and gave 4 lessons. She began singing at the request of an Atlanta night club owner and began carving a career as a signer of secular material, though her skills at the piano would serve her well throughout her career. In the late 50's, her recording of Gershwin's I Loves You Porgy' on the Bethlehem label gave her a Top 20 hit which would amazingly proved to be the only Top 40 entry of her career. In the early 60's she recorded no less than nine albums for the Candid label, half of them live. They revealed her as a performer of nearly unsurpassed eclecticism, encompassing everything from Ellingtonian jazz to Israeli folk songs to spirituals and movie themes. Simone's moody-yet-elegant vocals are unique, presenting a fiercely independent soul who harbors enormous (if somewhat hard-bitten) tenderness. Nina fell on turbulent times in the 70's following a divorce and encountered serious financial problems and became something of a nomad. Her travels led her to France where she came to reside for many years and was lionized by the French. She had an unpredictable resurgence in 1987 when an early track, My Baby Just Cares For Me became a big British hit after being used in a Chanel perfume television commercial....

Title : You're The Voice: Nina Simone (Pvg Songbook/Cd)
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ISBN : 9780571526642
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 48 Pages
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