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Nina Simone - Her musical style arose from a fusion of gospel and pop songs with classical music, in particular with influences from her first inspiration, Johann Sebastian Bach,and accompanied with her expressive jazz-like singing in her characteristic low tenor. She injected as much of her classical background into her music as possible to give it more depth and quality, as she felt that pop music was inferior to classical. / My Dad adored her voice and singing style. FOR A SONG, CLICK ON PIC

Nina Simone in her dressing room at the Village Gate in Manhattan before a live recording session in March 1965. Photo by Sam Falk/New York Times Co./Getty Images.

"An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times." — Nina Simone • Photographed by David Corio • Ronnie Scott's, London • January 9, 1984

Fish in the sea you know how I feel; River running free you now how I feel; Blossom on the tree you know how I feel. It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life, For me And I'm feeling good. -Nina Simone

Nina Simone would have turned 80 years old today. Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina, she changed her name to Nina Simone (“Nina” meaning “little one” and “Simone” after the actress Simone Signoret) after she began singing in bars early in her career, something her Methodist minister mother none too subtly referred to as “working in the fires of hell.” This photo I am sharing today is my favorite of Ms. Simone, a stunning shot by Pittsburgh p