Recently, the late great Nina Simone just had a birthday. She would’ve been 78 years young. Nina Simone, for those who don’t know her, is the epitome of jazz music. Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon on February 21, 1933, Nina Simone became jazz music’s powerhouse. She was, and still is, a highly influential person in the jazz genre and played an instrumental role in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement back in the 1960s. Ms. Simone has influenced everyone from Patti LaBelle to Elton John to Erykah Badu. Ms. Simone died in 1993 after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. Her only daughter is now a star on Broadway.
On her birthday, I was meaning to do a post dedicated to her but never got around to it. Of course, it’s never to late to honor someone great. I love this song just because of the piano arrangement. The video is cute, too and fun to watch.
As standard, I like to mix it up on the blog (it can’t always be about sex). So lay back and enjoy the beautiful and soulful sounds of Ms. Nina Simone: