StreetcredMusic...This blog has followed a quote I heard many years ago..."Sometimes you must leap first, and build your wings on the way down". From nothing it has become a blog containing dozens of Indie artists. Follow me as I introduce you to them, from the place where they breed, New York City! ....and come with us as we document it on film!!

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Monday

Top Ten Sexiest Piano Players, #8, Nina Simone

Excelled in every genre of music from Gospel to jazz to her classical roots. Civil Rights activist.
Outspoken, and was not afraid to record songs like, "Mississippi Goddamn" and "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free"...Nina Simone.

Nina Simone, http://www.ninasimone.com/

I first saw Nina in 1963 at Basin Street East, NYC. A very small venue, I was about 10 feet from her and the Grand Piano. She was marvelous. Her "command" of the instrument and the audience was unmatched.

have a listen:  this composition of Nina's is what she was all about, making people who were oppressed, feel good about themselves...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUcXI2BIUOQ

Nina stared segregation in the eye, and fought it at every turn, politically and with her music. A giant of a woman, a pioneer and a "door opener" for today's generation....Nina died at her home in France from breast cancer, her ashes are scattered in Africa.

...here is some vintage Nina:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sAbW0ONRBU&feature=related

                                                         ...the incomparable Nina Simone #8.   


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