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Princess Noire : the tumultuous reign of Nina Simone

Author: Nadine Cohodas
Publisher: Chapel Hill [N.C.] : University of North Carolina Press, 2012, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A complete account of the triumphs and difficulties of the brilliant and high-tempered Nina Simone, whose distinctive voice and music occupy a singular place in the canon of American song. One of eight children in a proud North Carolina black family, the prodigiously talented child was trained in classical piano through the charity of a local white woman, then devastatingly rejected by the Curtis Institute of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cohodas, Nadine.
Princess Noire.
Chapel Hill [N.C.] : University of North Carolina Press, 2012, ©2010
(DLC) 2009022252
Named Person: Nina Simone; Nina Simone
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nadine Cohodas
ISBN: 9780807882740 0807882747 1469602245 9781469602240
OCLC Number: 785780938
Language Note: English.
Notes: Originally published in 2010 by Pantheon Books.
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 449 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Called for and delivered : June 1898-February 1933 --
We knew she was a genius : March 1933-August 1941 --
Miss Mazzy : September 1941-August 1947 --
We have launched, where shall we anchor? : September 1947-May 1950 --
Prelude to a fugue : June 1950-May 1954 --
The arrival of Nina Simone : June 1954-June 1956 --
Little girl blue : July 1956-December 1958 --
A fast rising star : 1959 --
Simone-ized : 1960 --
You can't let them humiliate you : January 1961-December 13, 1961 --
Respect : December 14, 1961-December 1962 --
Mississippi goddam : 1963 --
Don't let me be misunderstood : 1964 --
My skin is black : 1965 --
Images : 1966 --
My only groove is moods : 1967 --
Black gold : 1968 --
To be young, gifted and black : 1969 --
I have become more militant : 1970 --
Definite vibrations of pride : 1971 --
This ain't no Geraldine up here : 1972 --
Where my soul has gone : 1973-1976 --
I am not of this planet : 1977-1978 --
Loving me is not enough : 1979-1981 --
Fodder on her wings : 1982-1988 --
Nina's back --
again : 1989-1992 --
A single woman : 1993-1999 --
The final curtain : 2000-2003.
Responsibility: Nadine Cohodas.

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