Monday, June 6, 2011
Nina Simone High Priestess Of Soul
Eunice Kathleen Waymon (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003), better known by her stage name Nina Simone, was a piano player, singer, and performer, separately and simultaneously. On stage, Simone moved from gospel to blues, jazz, and folk, to numbers with European classical styling, and Bach-style counterpoint fugues. She incorporated monologues and dialogues with the audience into the program, and often used silence as a musical element. Simone compared it to mass hypnosis. Simone aspired to become a classical pianist while working in a broad range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, soul, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. Throughout her career, Simone assembled a collection of songs that would become standards in her repertoire (apart from the civil rights songs). These songs were self-written tunes, tributes to works by others with a new arrangement by Simone, or songs written especially for Simone.Simone's bearing and stage presence earned her the title "High priestess of soul".
Listen to the song called "Ain't Got No...I've Got Life", its a great inspiration for people who may be going through hard times. Remember you've got life and can get anything if you believe in yourself and your abilities.
This song was written by the Bee Gees in 1967. Listen to Nina's version, I think a lot of people know's her version. Enjoy