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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 Husband (1961-1970)

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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
May 1961 (4 artists)
1963 (2 artists)
October 1964 (120 artists)
1964 (5 artists)
June 1965 (2 artists)
June 1965 Mathilde Santing
August 1965 (2 artists)
August 1965 (11 artists)
August 1965 (2 artists)
1965 (18 artists)
April 1966 Diane Blue
June 1966 Jeff Buckley
February 1967 (2 artists)
February 1967 (17 artists)
February 1967 (5 artists)
February 1967 Malia
February 1967 Joy Unlimited
February 1967 (2 artists)
February 1967 (6 artists)
April 1967 Heather Bishop
April 1967 (3 artists)
April 1967 (2 artists)
April 1967 Meshell Ndegeocello feat. Toshi Reagon
1967 (4 artists)
1967 Glen Bonham
August 1968 (4 artists)
1969 (15 artists)

Covers by Nina Simone

Title Performer Release date Originally by
1958 Peggy Lee with Dave Barbour and His Orchestra
1958 Dizzy Gillespie and His All Stars
1958 Peggy Lee
1958 Anne Wiggins Brown & Todd Duncan
1958 Gloria Grafton
1958 Ruth Etting
1958 The Jungle Band
1958 Ted Weems and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Arthur Jarrett
1958 Kitty White
1958 Christine Johnson
November 1959 Sarah Vaughan
December 1959 John Jacob Niles
December 1959 Dyke's Magic City Trio
December 1959 Harry Richman
December 1959 Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra
December 1959 Abbie Mitchell
December 1959 Johnny Mathis
December 1959 Fran Warren
1959 Casa Loma Orchestra, Geo. Hall and The Hotel Taft Orch. - Vocal Refrain by Loretta Lee
1959 Johnny Long and His Orchestra
1959 Dennis Crumpton & Robert Summers
1959 Dick Haymes with Victor Young and His Orchestra
1959 Tony Bennett with Percy Faith and His Orchestra
1959 Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra
1959 Peggy Lee
1959 Ted Fiorito & His Orchestra
1959 Brother John Sellers
February 1960 Morton Downey
February 1960 Rev. F. W. McGee
June 1960 Jimmie Cox
1960 (unknown)
1960 Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band
1960 Thelma La Vizzo
May 1961 Bessie Smith
May 1961 Billie Holiday with Billy Kyle and His Trio
May 1961 Enzo Fusco, (unknown)
May 1961 Hoagy Carmichael
May 1961 Ronnie Chapman
May 1961 Peggy Lee and Victor Young and His Singing Strings
May 1961 Nat Adderley, Oscar Brown Jr.
December 1961 Sam Lanin's Dance Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Arthur Hall
December 1961 Shannon Bolin
December 1961 Ashley and Foster
December 1961 Sydney Chaplin and Judy Holliday
July 1962 Bessie Smith
Covered by (54 artists)
1962 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra, Woody Herman and His Orchestra
1962 Ivie Anderson
1962 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
1962 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
1962 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
1962 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
1962 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
July 1963 (unknown), Johnny Mathis
July 1963 Johnny Mathis - Orchestra under the Direction of Percy Faith
July 1964 Leadbelly
July 1964 Mrs. Texas Gladden
November 1964 Sammy Davis Jr.
November 1964 Arthur Collins
November 1964 Katherine and Christine Shipp
November 1964 Dorothy Sarnoff
November 1964 Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra - Vocal by Fredda Gibson
1964 Roma Bahn, Lotte Lenya
June 1965 The Urchins
June 1965 Cy Grant
Sampled by (5 artists)
June 1965 Screamin' Jay Hawkins
June 1965 Jacques Brel
June 1965 Charles Aznavour accompagné par Paul Mauriat et son Orchestre, Honor Blackman
August 1965 The Sensational Nightingales, Les Baxter and His Orchestra
August 1965 Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra
August 1965 Billie Holiday
Sampled by Faithless
November 1965 Teri Thornton
Break Down And Let It All Out Nina Simone 1965 Unverified
June 1966 Gladys Swarthout & John Boles
June 1966 Hope Foye
1966 (unknown), Doretta Morrow, Richard Oneto & Chorus
1966 Nat Adderley, Oscar Brown Jr.
1966 Memphis Minnie
1966 Billie Holiday
1966 Weintraub Syncopators, Marlene Dietrich
1966 Bessie Smith - Orchestra accompanied by Buck and His Band
1966 Anne Wiggins Brown & Todd Duncan
1966 Dennis King & Vivienne Segal
1966 Nat "King" Cole
1966 (unknown), Bob Dylan
1966 Boyd Raeburn and His Orchestra
1966 Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Bob Godet
February 1967 Chuck Berry and His Combo
February 1967 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
April 1967 Lil Green
April 1967 Ruby Elzy
April 1967 Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra
1967 The Association
1967 Billy Taylor Trio
Covered by (52 artists)
1967 Stan Getz
1967 Mark Dinning
February 1968 Bee Gees
February 1968 Bee Gees
August 1968 Johnny Rivers
October 1968 James Rado and Company, Walker Daniels, Gerome Ragni, Steve Dean, Arnold Wilkerson and the Company
October 1968 Bee Gees
October 1968 Bee Gees
October 1968 Rosemary Clooney with The Buddy Cole Trio
October 1968 (unknown), Wiseman Sextet, Heavenly Gospel Singers
February 1969 The Beatles
Covered by Nina Van Horn
May 1969 Judy Collins
May 1969 (unknown), The Limeliters
June 1969 Bob Dylan
June 1969 Bob Dylan
June 1969 Bob Dylan
1969 Bee Gees, I Califfi
1969 Jonathan King
1969 (unknown), Dick Powell
1969 Julius LaRosa
1969 Blind Willie Johnson
1969 Aretha Franklin
1969 Jacques Brel, Elly Stone, Mort Shuman, Shawn Elliott, Alice Whitfield
1969 Marcia Henderson
June 1970 Ko Ko Taylor
1970 Sandy Denny and The Strawbs
1971 Evie Sands
1971 Nina Simone
Sampled by Common
1971 The Beatles
1971 Bob Dylan
1971 Jerry Jeff Walker
1971 Claude François, Frank Sinatra
1971 Mama Cass Elliot
1971 The 5 Stairsteps & Cubie
1972 George Harrison
1972 The Chiffons, Billy Preston
1973 Richie Havens
1974 Ike and Tina Turner
1974 Gilbert Bécaud, Jill Corey with Jimmy Carroll
1974 Steppenwolf
1978 Randy Newman
1978 Quincy Jones
1978 Judy Collins
1978 Daryl Hall & John Oates
1978 Jaye P. Morgan
1978 Tony Joe White
For A While Nina Simone 1985 Unverified
1987 Janis Ian
1991 Bob Dylan
Everytime We Say Goodbye Nina Simone 1992 Unverified
August 3, 1993 Rod McKuen
August 3, 1993 Georges Brassens
August 3, 1993 Frank Sinatra
August 3, 1993 Rod McKuen
August 3, 1993 Barbra Streisand
August 3, 1993 Irene Dunne
August 3, 1993 Harry James and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Buddy Di Vito
1997 Margaret Whiting
1998 Aaron Neville
1999 New Mayfair Dance Orchestra
2005 Peggy Lee with Dave Barbour and His Orchestra
2005 (unknown)
2005 Gertrude Lawrence
2005 (unknown), Anna Meyers and Original Memphis Five
2008 "Fats" Waller and His Rhythm
2008 Bob Marley & The Wailers [1974-...]
2008 Prince
2008 Melanie
Brown Baby Nina Simone Unverified

Sampled songs

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

Songs written by Nina Simone

Original songs

Adapted songs

Releases

Albums

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

EPs

Singles

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

Performances also appear on

Tributes

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