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I Put a Spell on You: The Autobiography of Nina Simone

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Publisher Comments:

James Baldwin used to tell Nina Simone, "This is the world you have made for yourself, now you have to live in it." Simone has created for herself a world of magnificent peaks. Often compared to Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf, Simone is known as one of the greatest singers of her generation. She has recorded forty-three albums, ranging from blues to jazz to folk, and her hits like "I Loves You, Porgy," "My Baby Just Cares for Me," "I Put a Spell on You," and "Mississippi Goddam" have confirmed her as an enduring force in popular music. Her song "Young, Gifted, and Black" became the anthem for the Civil Rights Movement and thrust her beyond international stardom into the center of activism. But such worlds as Simone's are not without their grim valleys: disastrous marriages, arrest and the threat of imprisonment, mental breakdown, poverty, and attempted suicide. She has survived these trials and continues to perform throughout Europe and the United States. With undiminished passion and in her unconquerable voice, this is Nina Simone's powerful memoir of her tempestuous life.

Review:

"The story [Simone] tells is quite mind-boggling. It encompasses exploitation, betrayal, assault and battery, attempted suicide, revolutionary plots, witch doctors, and a doomed love affair with a Prime Minister. As compulsive as any novel." The Observer

Review:

"Ms. Simone's vocal and piano style, her attitudes and passions, make her a culture unto herself, something that cannot be duplicated." New York Times

Review:

"...One can't help admiring her survivor's spirit." New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

"James Baldwin used to tell Nina Simone, ""This is the world you have made for yourself, now you have to live in it."" Simone has created for herself a world of magnificent peaks. Often compared to Billi"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306805257
Subtitle:
The Autobiography Of Nina Simone
Author:
Cleary, Stephen
Author:
Simone, Nina
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Rhythm & Blues
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Country & Folk
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Singers
Subject:
Singers -- Biography.
Subject:
Jazz
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
9944
Publication Date:
19930821
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Jazz » Biographies
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I Put a Spell on You: The Autobiography of Nina Simone
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Product details 208 pages Da Capo Press - English 9780306805257 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The story [Simone] tells is quite mind-boggling. It encompasses exploitation, betrayal, assault and battery, attempted suicide, revolutionary plots, witch doctors, and a doomed love affair with a Prime Minister. As compulsive as any novel."
"Review" by , "Ms. Simone's vocal and piano style, her attitudes and passions, make her a culture unto herself, something that cannot be duplicated."
"Review" by , "...One can't help admiring her survivor's spirit."
"Synopsis" by ,
"James Baldwin used to tell Nina Simone, ""This is the world you have made for yourself, now you have to live in it."" Simone has created for herself a world of magnificent peaks. Often compared to Billi"

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