Monday, 12 October 2009

Tryon, North Carolina

If known for nothing else, it should be known for being the birthplace of one Eunice Kathleen Waymon (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003). Who was better known as Nina Simone.

Screen shots from the documentary Nina Simone: The Legend; the last being of the house she grew up in.

Nina Simone performing Four Women at the Antibes Jazz Festival, 1965.


Debra Healy said...

I grew up in a Nina Simone loving household. You do bring me back in time with this post.

little augury said...

Such a talent, I remember her death and that night I listened-Mellow tones, dripping honey, & the fierce sharp edges. Tryon has commissioned an oversize bronze statue to feature in a Plaza. They are proud-I need to get a copy of this film. The kudzu on everything-a familiar site.G

maison21 said...

nina's amazing version of 'i loves you porgy' is one of the few songs that evokes an emotional response from me every time. sublime.

on a side note, i was at a friends the other evening, and a song came their ipod- i thought "what is this nina simone song? i've never heard it? is it a posthumous release of on old vocal over a new backing track?". it was antony and the johnsons. oops.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Mrs. E. introduced me to her music. She first heard her in France years ago. I'm glad she did.