My Personal Top 10 Female Singers – No 4

…in no particular order & with my favorite recordings…

Number Four: Nina Simone

“To be Young, Gifted & Black” 

NinaInterview and performance of Young, Gifted and Black (click)

Nina Simone (1933 – 2003) was so multi talented, it is hard to choose what to highlight. Despite being black, poor, one of eight children, her musical talent from a very young age onward culminated in her well- earned status of the “High Priestess of Soul”.

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