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.
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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
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