Mississippi Got Dam was my favorite. May she rest in peace. To be Young, Gifted and Black is my favorite. She will be greatly missed by all her fans, but her music will live on forever. She was 70. Trained at Juilliard as a classical pianist, she began her career as an accompanist. She will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers go with you. I loved her music and the selection "You put a spell on me!" I was introduced to her music through a movie called "Point of No Return". contact the funeral Simone was one of the last divas of jazz and was considered one of the finest songwriters and musicians of her day. Clifton Henderson, who was at Simone's bedside at her death, said she died of "natural causes" in her sleep after a long illness. My sympathy goes out to Nina's family. Nina Simone, pictured at the age of 8, was born was born Eunice Waymon in the Tryon, NC, house in 1933. She quickly developed into a prodigy pianist, … I love you, Nina, and I shall continue to remember you because you left such beautiful music behind. She is now singing up there with the angels. No events have been scheduled at this time. I viewed the movie "Point of no Return with Bridget Fonda and her character was so in awe of Miss Simone. I look forward to reacquaintance with her during the glorious resurrection. Share Nina's life story with friends and family. Ms. Simone's voice and dedication will be celebrated in heaven. I loved your voice and music. Published in Boston Globe on Apr. My condolences and prayers to your family and friends. She earned a reputation as a difficult and unpredictable performer, and recorded only sporadically in later years. At the height of her fame she was closely associated with the black civil rights movement, connected with both the radical black playwright Lorraine Hansberry and the controversial Malcolm X. © 2020 Billboard. Soul singer India Arie paid her homage 21, 2003. Thank you Nina, you will be missed. In 1959 she released her first single, Gershwin's I Loves You Porgy. To Be Young, Gifted, and Black! Legendary jazz and blues singer Nina Simone has died at the age of 70 at her home in southern France, her agent has announced. Now, forever "Soaring like a bird in the sky. My condolences to her family and friends. God bless you. After listening to her music just in the film alone, she touched me. You were one of the "greatest" just the mention of your name. She then signed to Bethlehem Records, where she scored a No. Your voice gave the word meaning and true depth. "Nina Simone has not been feeling very well for quite a while," he added, without giving further details. The song was re-released some 30 years later, bringing her to a new generation of listeners, and it became one of the most listened to songs of the 20th century. Ms. Simone, they say words can not discibe love. in an e-mail to the Associated Press: "She was ahead of her time as a concert-level piano player who sang, wrote and spoke her mind. She was one of a kind, ilove your music keep on singing the way you sing with love ron. I did not have the opportunity to meet you but you greet me each time I play your music. I was a southern-born college student, a foolish white girl in Harlem at the Apollo every weekend in the mid-60's, emboldened by my friends in the civil rights movement to attend the memorial benefit for Malcom X's family - when Nina Simone, whom I already idolized but had never seen, came out to sing our sorrow - I believe something was spoken in that moment that will never stop reverberating...mystically, I believe she was the most awesome beautiful dark woman of our time... A beautiful, talented lady has gone home.I am grateful for the brief time that we shared back in the sixties when you lived in your tiny apartment, just off 52nd and Market Street. All rights reserved.Billboard is part of MRC Media and Info, a division of MRC. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Thus, what she sang, she meant, "Whatever I Am, You Made Me" Surely, one of God's Wonderfully Mysterious Works...Performed! My condolences to the family of Ms. Nina Simone. Please allow 24 hours for your entry to be reviewed for appropriate content. she died of "natural causes" in her sleep. You are remembered with warmth and gratitude. She was a great inspiration for the young and old alike, she will be greatly missed may she rest in eternal peace. Simone is survived by a daughter, Lisa.With a high-intensity voice that was among the most distinctive in American music, Simone straddled the boundaries between pop, R&B, blues, folk, and jazz. Such a huge loss today to the world of jazz. A daily briefing on what matters in the music industry, Tony Lewis, Lead Singer of The Outfield, Dead at 62 | Billboard News, BTS Tops Billboard Artist 100 Chart For 11th Total Week, Dominates Global Charts | Billboard News, Alicia Keys, Dan + Shay, Offset & More Set to Perform at 'Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy', DJ Khaled Talks "Special" Chemistry With Drake, New Album & How Justin Bieber's "Popstar" Cameo Came Together | Billboard News. Nina referred to her music as Black Classical Music. She was 70. She lived variously in Barbados, Switzerland, France, Liberia, Trinidad and Britain, before moving to the south of France eight years ago. May she rest in eternal peace. Share to let others add their own memories and condolences. Plant a tree to honor the memory of your loved one. She charted in the '60s with renditions of blues standards "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" and "Trouble in Mind," and an arrangement of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell on You. Thank you Nina. What a beautiful black angel I fell in love with. Ms. Simone's life in general and her music more specfically will continue to have a positive impact upon humanity. She was 70. Jazz great Nina Simone died today (April 21) at her home in the south of France. May she rest in peace. She was before my time and in time I learned to appreciate her music. She later changed her name from Eunice Wayman, releasing her first single as Nina Simone in 1959. I loved Nina Simones smokey voice. Her intensity was the stuff of pure magic. I considered myself a fan since then. I'll never forget when I first heard that voice. Nina Simone died 15 years ago this month, but judging on influence alone, it’s begun to seem like she never left. I know it's a choir in heaven singing some lovely tunes. A beautiful woman and a great talent has left us. The cause of death was not announced, but she had battled cancer. You will be greatly missed. Love and gratitude to a magnificent leader, activist and woman. Nina made me realize that it doesn't matter how old I get, I will always be Young, Gifted and Black.
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