Nina Simone

Nina Simone
Real name
Eunice Kathleen Waymon
Born
February 21, 1933
Died
April 21, 2003
Country
United States
IPI
00028790853
Comments
Jazz singer, songwriter, pianist and arranger. Took the stage name of "Nina Simone" so that her mother wouldn't find out she was playing "devil's music".
Family
Lisa Simone Daughter
Andy Stroud Spouse (1961-1970)
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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
August 1965 (2 artists)
August 1965 (11 artists)
1963 (2 artists)
April 1967 Heather Bishop
April 1967 (2 artists)
February 1967 The Walkabouts
April 1967 Diane Blue
February 1967 (13 artists)
October 1964 (110 artists)
February 1967 (5 artists)
August 1965 (2 artists)
May 1961 (2 artists)
1965 (14 artists)
1967 (3 artists)
February 1967 Malia
April 1966 Diane Blue
February 1967 (2 artists)
June 1965 (2 artists)
February 1967 (6 artists)
1967 Glen Bonham
1964 (4 artists)
August 1968 (4 artists)
April 1967 Meshell Ndegeocello feat. Toshi Reagon
June 1965 Mathilde Santing
June 1966 Jeff Buckley
1969 (14 artists)

Covers by Nina Simone

Title Performer Release date Originally by
October 1968 James Rado and Company, Walker Daniels, Gerome Ragni, Steve Dean, Arnold Wilkerson and the Company
1971 Evie Sands
August 3, 1993 Rod McKuen
1978 Randy Newman
1966 (unknown), Doretta Morrow, Richard Oneto & Chorus
June 1965 The Urchins
December 1959 John Jacob Niles
1959 Casa Loma Orchestra, Geo. Hall and The Hotel Taft Orch. - Vocal refrain by Loretta Lee
February 1967 Chuck Berry and His Combo
December 1961 Sam Lanin's Dance Orchestra
1959 Johnny Long and His Orchestra
1966 Sam Cooke
1966 Memphis Minnie
1967 The Association
1959 Dennis Crumpton & Robert Summers
1969 Bee Gees, I Califfi
December 1959 Dyke's Magic City Trio
1962 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra, Woody Herman and His Orchestra
1966 Billie Holiday
1971 Nina Simone
Sampled by Common
1958 Peggy Lee with Dave Barbour and His Orchestra
August 1968 Johnny Rivers
November 1965 Teri Thornton
1969 Jonathan King
1978 Quincy Jones
December 1959 Harry Richman
1966 Weintraub Syncopators, Marlene Dietrich
June 1965 Cy Grant
Sampled by (5 artists)
December 1959 Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra
February 1960 Morton Downey
1974 Ike and Tina Turner
May 1961 Bessie Smith
2005 Peggy Lee with Dave Barbour and His Orchestra
1958 Dizzy Gillespie and His All Stars
1958 Peggy Lee
1971 The Beatles
February 1960 Rev. F. W. McGee
December 1961 Shannon Bolin
December 1961 Ashley and Foster
February 1968 Bee Gees
June 1966 Gladys Swarthout & John Boles
1969 (unknown), Dick Powell
1962 Ivie Anderson
May 1961 Billie Holiday with Billy Kyle and His Trio
August 3, 1993 Georges Brassens
1958 Anne Wiggins Brown & Todd Duncan
2008 "Fats" Waller and His Rhythm
1997 Margaret Whiting
April 1967 Lil Green
October 1968 Bee Gees
June 1965 Screamin' Jay Hawkins
June 1969 Bob Dylan
1972 George Harrison
1962 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
1969 Julius LaRosa
1959 Dick Haymes with Victor Young and His Orchestra
July 1962 Bessie Smith
1967 Billy Taylor Trio
Covered by (48 artists)
December 1961 Sydney Chaplin and Judy Holliday
1971 Bob Dylan
June 1969 Bob Dylan
May 1961 Enzo Fusco, (unknown)
1974 Gilbert Bécaud, Jill Corey with Jimmy Carroll
June 1966 Hope Foye
1958 Gloria Grafton
1960 Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band
August 3, 1993 Frank Sinatra
2005 (unknown)
1958 Ruth Etting
August 3, 1993 Rod McKuen
May 1961 Hoagy Carmichael
1958 The Jungle Band
1971 Jerry Jeff Walker
1958 Ted Weems and His Orchestra
1978 Judy Collins
April 1967 Ruby Elzy
2005 Gertrude Lawrence
1972 The Chiffons, Billy Preston
1971 Claude François, Frank Sinatra
June 1965 Jacques Brel
1971 Mama Cass Elliot
November 1964 Sammy Davis Jr.
November 1964 Arthur Collins
June 1960 Jimmie Cox
1969 Blind Willie Johnson
1973 Richie Havens
2008 Bob Marley & The Wailers [1974-...]
1971 The Five Stairsteps
August 3, 1993 Barbra Streisand
1966 Bessie Smith
1964 Roma Bahn, Lotte Lenya
1958 Kitty White
October 1968 Bee Gees
1966 Anne Wiggins Brown & Todd Duncan
May 1961 Ronnie Chapman
February 1969 The Beatles
Covered by Nina Van Horn
1978 Daryl Hall & John Oates
1962 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
1969 Aretha Franklin
November 1964 Katherine and Christine Shipp
2008 Prince
July 1964 Leadbelly
April 1967 Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra
August 1965 The Sensational Nightingales, Les Baxter and His Orchestra
1959 Tony Bennett with Percy Faith and His Orchestra
1962 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
1962 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
November 1964 Dorothy Sarnoff
1966 Dennis King & Vivienne Segal
1987 Janis Ian
1959 Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra
August 1965 Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra
December 1959 Abbie Mitchell
October 1968 Rosemary Clooney with The Buddy Cole Trio
May 1969 Judy Collins
2005 Anna Meyers and Original Memphis Five
October 1968 (unknown), Wiseman Sextet, Heavenly Gospel Singers
1998 Aaron Neville
August 1965 Billie Holiday
Sampled by Faithless
1966 Nat "King" Cole
1978 Jaye P. Morgan
1959 Peggy Lee
1966 (unknown), Bob Dylan
1969 Jacques Brel, Elly Stone, Mort Shuman, Shawn Elliott, Alice Whitfield
1978 Tony Joe White
August 3, 1993 Irene Dunne
February 1967 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
November 1964 Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra - Vocal by Fredda Gibson
1967 Stan Getz
1966 Boyd Raeburn and His Orchestra
August 3, 1993 Harry James and His Orchestra
November 1959 Sarah Vaughan
1974 Steppenwolf
June 1969 Bob Dylan
July 1963 (unknown), Johnny Mathis
1966 Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
1991 Bob Dylan
February 1968 Bee Gees
June 1965 Charles Aznavour accompagné par Paul Mauriat et son Orchestre, Honor Blackman
1960 Thelma La Vizzo
1999 New Mayfair Dance Orchestra
1967 Mark Dinning
May 1969 (unknown), The Limeliters
June 1970 Ko Ko Taylor
2008 Melanie
July 1964 Mrs. Texas Gladden
May 1961 Peggy Lee and Victor Young and His Singing Strings
1969 Marcia Henderson
1970 Sandy Denny and The Strawbs
December 1959 Johnny Mathis
1959 Ted Fiorito & His Orchestra
May 1961 Nat Adderley, Oscar Brown Jr.
1962 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
December 1959 Fran Warren
1958 Christine Johnson
1959 Brother John Sellers

Sampled songs

Title Performer Release date Info
1971 Originally by Nina Simone
Sampled by Common
June 1965 Originally by Cy Grant
Sampled by (5 artists)
August 1965 Originally by Billie Holiday
Sampled by Faithless

Songs written by Nina Simone

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Blackbird Nina Simone, Herbert Sacker Nina Simone 1963 Covered by (2 artists)
Blues for Mama Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln Nina Simone April 1967 Covered by Heather Bishop
Come Ye Nina Simone Nina Simone February 1967 Covered by The Walkabouts
Do I Move You? Nina Simone Nina Simone February 1967 Covered by (13 artists)
Four Women Nina Simone Nina Simone 1965 Covered by (14 artists)
Mississippi Goddam Nina Simone Nina Simone 1964 Covered by (4 artists)
Real Real Nina Simone Nina Simone April 1967 Covered by Meshell Ndegeocello feat. Toshi Reagon
To Be Young, Gifted and Black Nina Simone, Weldon Irvine Nina Simone 1969 Covered by (14 artists)

Adapted songs

Title Written by Originals Originally by Covered by
Revolution Nina Simone, Weldon Irvine Revolution Nina Simone Covered by Nina Van Horn

Releases

Albums

Title Performer Release date Label
A Single Woman Nina Simone August 3, 1993 Elektra
A Single Woman [reissue] Nina Simone 2008 Elektra
At Carnegie Hall Nina Simone July 1963 Colpix Records
Baltimore Nina Simone 1978 CTI Records
Black Gold Nina Simone 1970 RCA Victor
Broadway...Blues...Ballads Nina Simone November 1964 Philips
Emergency Ward! Nina Simone 1972 RCA Victor
Folksy Nina Nina Simone July 1964 Colpix Records
Forbidden Fruit Nina Simone May 1961 Colpix Records
Forbidden Fruit [Reissue] Nina Simone 2005 EMI
Here Comes the Sun Nina Simone 1971 RCA Victor
High Priestess of Soul Nina Simone February 1967 Philips
In Concert Nina Simone 1964 Philips
I Put a Spell on You Nina Simone June 1965 Philips
It Is Finished Nina Simone 1974 RCA Victor
Let It All Out Nina Simone 1966 Philips
Let It Be Me Nina Simone 1987 Verve Records
Little Girl Blue Nina Simone 1958 Bethlehem Records
Live at Berkeley Nina Simone 1973 Stroud
Live in Europe Nina Simone 1972 Trip
Ne me quitte pas Nina Simone 1971 Musidisc
Nina at Newport Nina Simone 1960 Colpix Records
Nina at the Village Gate Nina Simone December 1961 Colpix Records
Nina at Town Hall Nina Simone December 1959 Colpix Records
Nina Simone and Friends Nina Simone, Chris Connor, Carmen McRae February 1960 Bethlehem Records
Nina Simone and Piano! Nina Simone 1969 RCA Victor
Nina Simone Sings Ellington! Nina Simone 1962 Colpix Records
Nina Simone Sings the Blues Nina Simone April 1967 RCA Victor
Nina Simone with Strings Nina Simone 1966 Colpix Records
Nuff Said! Nina Simone October 1968 RCA Victor
Pastel Blues Nina Simone August 1965 Philips
Saga of The Good Life and Hard Times Nina Simone 1997 RCA
Silk & Soul Nina Simone 1967 RCA Victor
Sugar in My Bowl Nina Simone 1998 RCA
Tell It Like It Is - Rarities and Unreleased Recordings: 1967-1973 Nina Simone 2008 Sony BMG Music Entertainment
The Amazing Nina Simone Nina Simone 1959 Colpix Records
To Love Somebody Nina Simone June 1969 RCA Victor
Wild Is the Wind Nina Simone June 1966 Philips

EPs

Title Performer Release date Label
The Best of Nina Simone Nina Simone 1965 Philips

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
Central Park Nina Simone July 1960 Bethlehem Records
Così ti amo Nina Simone 1969 RCA Victor
Do I Move You? Nina Simone February 1967 RCA Victor
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood Nina Simone October 1964 Philips
Do What You Gotta Do Nina Simone August 1968 RCA Victor
Either Way I Lose Nina Simone November 1965 Philips
I Got it Bad Nina Simone July 1962 Colpix Records
I Love Your Lovin' Ways Nina Simone April 1966 Philips
I Put a Spell on You Nina Simone 1965 Philips
Little Liza Jane Nina Simone 1963 Colpix Records
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out Nina Simone June 1960 Colpix Records
Revolution (Part I) Nina Simone February 1969 RCA Victor
Suzanne Nina Simone May 1969 RCA Victor
The Other Woman Nina Simone November 1959 Colpix Records
To Be Young, Gifted and Black Nina Simone 1969 RCA Victor
To Love Somebody Nina Simone February 1968 RCA Victor
Whatever I Am (You Made Me) Nina Simone June 1970 RCA Victor
Work Song Nina Simone May 1961 Colpix Records

Performances also appear on

Title Performer Release date Label
Eyes on Tomorrow Miriam Makeba 1991 Polydor
In the Mind of Jamie Cullum various artists 2007 District6
May Your Song Always Be Sung - The Songs of Bob Dylan Vol. 2 various artists 2001 Ariola
Nina Revisited - A Tribute to Nina Simone various artists July 10, 2015 Revive
Prince in Jazz - A Jazz Tribute to Prince various artists June 8, 2018 Wagram Music
Sophisticated Ladies various artists 1999 EMI

Tributes

Title Performer Release date Label
Black Orchid Malia January 13, 2012 EmArcy
Independently Blue - Le canzoni di Nina Simone Laura Fedele 2005 Auditorium [IT]
Jazz Piano Tribute to Nina Simone Piano Tribute Players November 19, 2013 Copycats Entertainment
Just Like a Woman (Hymn to Nina) Barb Jungr March 10, 2008 Linn
Live from Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Morgan James December 4, 2012 Epic
Nina Kellylee Evans September 2010 Plus Loin Music
Nina Xiu Xiu December 3, 2013 Graveface Records
Nina Revisited - A Tribute to Nina Simone various artists July 10, 2015 Revive
Nina Van Horn Sings Nina Simone Nina Van Horn March 2017 Wolf Productions
Pour une âme souveraine - A Dedication to Nina Simone Meshell Ndegeocello October 2012 Naïve
Remembering Nina & Abbey Aga Zaryan November 12, 2013 Parlophone
Round Nina - A Tribute to Nina Simone various artists November 2014 Verve Records
Saffronia Lyambiko February 22, 2008 Sony Classical
She Put a Spell on Me - Kim Nalley Sings Nina Simone Kim Nalley 2006 CE Jazz & Blues
Slow Days with Nina The Walkabouts 2003 Shingle Street