Nina Simone....do I really have to tell you how badass this woman lays down a track? Okay listen to Feelin' Good and I guarantee you'll be feeling just that, and that voice....jeeezzuus. Gifted! Oh and Jazz as Hell actually like Lady Day she's Jazz as FK! Excuse my French but its true LOL!
Born on February 21, 1933, in Tryon, North Carolina, Nina Simone received a scholarship to study classical piano at the Juilliard School in New York City, Nina Simone - Biography - Singer, Pianist, Civil Rights Activist, Journalist - Biography.com
Nina Simone : the biography / David Brun-Lambert ; [translation by Paul Morris & Isabelle Villancher]. 927.824 Simone BRU. Also check out Nina Simone's recordings on CD! http://catalog.gastonlibrary.org/polaris/view.aspx?cn=222914