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Nina Simone

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Eryn Murray Nina Simone Eunice Waymon was born on
February,21,1933. Eunice was sixth of seven children in a poor family. At Age three Eunice could play
piano by ear.

At age six she was the pianist for her church.

Eunice's mother Mary Kate Waymon earned more money so Eunice could have piano lessons.

Eunice's father's name is John
Divine Waymon. Senior year of High School
Eunice was Valedictorian.

The community raised money for Eunice so that she could study at the Julliard School in New York for a year. Eunice wanted to study at the Prestigious Curtis Institute of Music but was rejected. Eunice though it was due to racism. In 1954 Eunice started to play piano and sing in Atlanic City at a Midtown bar and Grill. Eunice knew her parents wouldn't want her playing at a bar
so she decided to have a stage name.

"Nina meaning little in Spanish and Simone after the actress Simone Signoret. When Nina was twenty-four
she became the attention of record industry.

Nina started to gain fame when she recorded "I Love You Porgy"
from the Broadway Musicial Porgy and Bess. After she recorded "My Baby
Just Cares For Me" the song went
number five on British Charts.

Nina was signed to seven labels in her life.

Nina's first album was Little Girl Blue in 1958. Nina had 12 albums in all. Her first album was in 1958, her last album in 1993. Nina worked with Bob Dylan,
The Beatles and the Bees Gees on
some of her songs.

Some of the types of music Nina sung were Jazz, Pop, Blues and many more. Birds flyin' high, you know how I feel
Sun in the sky, you know how I feel
Breeze driftin' on by, you know how I feel
It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me.
Yeah, it's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me, ooooooooh...
And I'm feelin' good.

Fish in the sea, you know how I feel
River runnin' free, you know how I feel
Blossom on the tree, you know how I feel
It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me,
And I'm feelin' good

Dragonfly out in the sun, you know what I mean, don't you know,
Butterflies all havin' fun, you know what I mean.
Sleep in peace when day is done: that's what I mean,
And this old world is a new world and a bold world for me...

Stars when you shine, you know how I feel
Scent of the pine, you know how I feel
Yeah, freedom is mine, and I know how I feel..
It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me
[scat]
And I'm feelin'... good. Feeling Good By: Nina Simone Covered By: Jennifer Hudson Love Me or Leave Me By: Nina Simone Bibliography


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"NINA SIMONE LYRICS - Feeling Good." A-Z Lyrics Universe. http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/ninasimone/feelinggood.html (accessed October 11, 2012).

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Turabian formatting by BibMe.org. Thanks For Watching!!! Covered by:Jennifer Hudson Nina's fans gave her the nickname
highest priestess of soul.


Nina won some awards. One was for Africian American music. Another award she won was for Lifetime Achievement. Nina died in Carry-le-Rouet
{France} on April,21,2003.

Nina was 70 years old when she past away.

Even though Nina has died she will be one of the greatest artists
ever known. hi
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