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

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Da Capo Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 181 pages
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A gorgeous, inimitable singer and songwriter, Nina Simone (1933-2003) changed the face of both music and race relations in America. She struck a chord with bluesy jazz ballads like "Put a Little Sugar in My Bowl" and powerful protest songs such as "Mississippi Goddam" and "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black," the anthem of the American Civil Rights movement. Coinciding with the re-release of her famous Philips Recordings, here are the reflections of the "High Priestess of Soul" on her own life.

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

"Looking out into the crowd, I heard Jimmy Baldwin's voice in my head, 'This is the world you have made for yourself, Nina, now you have to live in it.'" This is a remarkable book that Nina Simone has ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brooke - Goodreads

An amazingly talented artist with a complex life. I watched, "What happened, Miss Simone?" too. I'm glad that her contribution to music and the Civil Rights Movement is being remembered and honored. Read full review

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Stephen Cleary is a Christian, husband, father, and developer who makes his home in beautiful Northern Michigan. He enjoys speaking and writing, but at the end of the day he enjoys being just a regular developer. Since joining the professional ranks in 1998, Steve has acquired a great deal of experience, ranging from ARM firmware to Azure. He has contributed to open source from the very beginning, starting with the Boost C++ libraries and releasing several libraries and utilities of his own.

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