Nina Simone - The Legendary First Recordings in NYC, 1957 flac album
Performer: Nina Simone Title: The Legendary First Recordings in NYC, 1957 Style: Standards,Modern Jazz Vocals,Vocal Jazz Relesed: March 20, 2009 Rating: 4.2 Votes: 559 Other formats: DMF MP1 ASF DTS MP2 XM
Nina Simone at Village Gate in 1971. Photo by Sherry Rayn Barnett. 2/6. Nina Simone at Fillmore East circa 1970. Nina Simone's "Let it Be Me" album cover shot in 1987. 6/6. Nina Simone in the early '90s.
Legendary performer Nina Simone sang a mix of jazz, blues and folk music in the 1950s and '60s, later enjoying a career resurgence in the '80s. A staunch Civil Rights activist, she was known for tunes like "Mississippi Goddam," "Young, Gifted and Black" and "Four Women. Performing in night clubs, she turned her interest to jazz, blues and folk music and released her first album in 1957, scoring a Top 20 hit with the track "I Loves You Porgy. In the ‘60s, Simone expanded her repertory in exemplary fashion while becoming identified as a leading voice of the Civil Rights Movement.