Nina Simone

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Jazz Ad, Apr 21, 2003.

  1. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    PARIS, 21th of avril 2003 (AFP)

    Nina Simone died today in her house of Carry-le-Rouet, France.
    She was 70 yo.
    She died around 7 am of "natural causes", her manager said.
    She'd been living in France for several years.



    I've had the chance to jam with her several years ago. She was a lady, with a great sense of humor and an awesome musician.
    She told me how desperate she was that her greatest success, "My baby don't care", was musically so poor.
    According to her, the drummer was drunk and high when they recorded.
    "By chance, we had a solid bassist. What would we do without them ?".

    She's also been fighting a lot for black people and woman rights.
    I feel empty tonight.
  2. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    God must be putting together one helluva band! RIP sister!
  3. Prime Mover

    Prime Mover

    Feb 16, 2003
    TN, USA
    :( She had a one of a kind voice...RIP Nina. :(
  4. yep.. RIP.

    :) :bawl:
  5. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Nina Simone was not only a vocalist who could sing blues, jazz, and gospel, she was a stellar pianist, too. I first became acquianted with her music when I was in college way back in the mid-sixties. Her version of "Since I Fell for You" was so haunting and achingly beautiful, that whenever I think of Nina Simone, I think of that song. Her voice was so special because she could handle so many kinds of music equally well.

    RIP, Nina.
  6. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
  7. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
  8. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    Yes indeed, RIP Nina
  9. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    When I played with her, she sang Strange Fruit.
    This song already is incredibly heavy.
    I was humbled to be able to play that with her, especially knowing her background and history.
    She started a very deep, slow, bassy scat over it.
    It was sooo incredible. You could feel years of fight and misery in her complaint.