She earned the moniker ‘High Priestess of Soul’ for she could weave a spell so seductive and hypnotic that the listener lost track of time and space as they became absorbed in the moment. She was who the world would come to know as Nina Simone. I love her.
Nina Simone....do I really have to tell you how badass this woman lays down a track? Okay listen to Feelin' Good and I guarantee you'll be feeling just that, and that voice....jeeezzuus. Gifted! Oh and Jazz as Hell actually like Lady Day she's Jazz as FK! Excuse my French but its true LOL!
Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon, Nina Simone was a musical storyteller and the "The High Priestess of Soul." Maya Angelou said it best when she recently stated that "Nina Simone and her song, spoke of the loneliness of trust betrayed, the bitterness of heartbreak, the anguish of racial prejudice and the beauty of the melody when the human heart speaks lovingly of love."
Nina Simone : the biography / David Brun-Lambert ; [translation by Paul Morris & Isabelle Villancher]. 927.824 Simone BRU. Also check out Nina Simone's recordings on CD! http://catalog.gastonlibrary.org/polaris/view.aspx?cn=222914