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nina-simone-meshellToday marks the 80th birthday of jazz legend Nina Simone. I have a deep appreciation for her unconventional beauty, deep and soul-stirring vocals and jaw-dropping range. Simone represents a generation. Her music was a direct reflection of Civil Rights and always caused emotional reactions.

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One of her most potent lyrics that sticks out to me is from “Mississippi Goddamn” where she hauntingly sings, “Picket lines/School boycotts/They try to say it’s a communist plot/All I want is equality/for my sister my brother my people and me.” I’m not the only one who finds Simone’s artistry potent. Singer/songwriter and impressive bassist Meshell Ndegeocello covered a tune Nina made popular, “Black Is the Color (Of My True Love’s Hair).”

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