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Nina Simone


  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Soul
  • Space
  • Musical
song from
  • 1933
  • 1978
  • 2012
  • 1982
  • 1964

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Eunice Kathleen Waymon (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003), better known by her stage name Nina Simone , was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music. Simone aspired to become a classical pianist while working in a broad range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. Born the sixth child of a preacher’s family in North Carolina, Simone aspired to be a concert pianist as a child. Her musical path changed direction after she was denied a scholarship to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, despite a well-received audition. Simone was later told by someone working at Curtis that she was rejected because she was black. She then began playing in a small club in... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Oh, Baltimore ... Man, it's hard just to live, just to live ... Man, it's hard just to live

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Popular in Jazz (See Charts): Sinnerman, What A Wonderful World, Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien, Summertime, Gloomy Sunday, Feeling Good, Slabo Day, What'S A Woman, Strangers In The Night, and My Way.


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