Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Soldier - Happy Birthday NINA SIMONE. This ladies lived an epic life. Leading the new resistance, standing strong in her convictions. Her ability to overlook the naysayers was uncanny. She represented a new conscious of 'freedom'. As an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist who worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.
Born in North Carolina, the sixth child of a preacher, Simone aspired to be a concert pianist. With the help of the few supporters in her hometown of Tryon, North Carolina, she enrolled in the Juilliard School of Music in New York.
Simone then applied for a scholarship to study at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she was denied despite a well-received audition. Simone became fully convinced this rejection had been entirely due to her race, a statement that has been a matter of controversy. Years later, two days before her death, the Curtis Institute of Music bestowed an honorary degree on Simone. Talk about too little too late, she had already revealed her magical to the world. Her legacy LIVES!!!
Monday, February 20, 2017
80 - Happy Birthday Ms. Nancy Wilson ... Nancy Wilson is an American Singer who performed in more than 5 genres. She was born on February 20, 1937 in Chillicothe, Ohio, United States as the youngest daughter of the Wilson family. The American Music Industry has given her numerous names throughout her career. She has released more than 70 albums in her career and songs from those albums have been on the top chart list of the American music stations. She has been named as "Sweet Nancy", "The Baby", "fancy Miss Nancy" and "The Girl With the Honey-Coated Voice" during her career. Her music and songs are of jazz, capitol, soul and blue genres. She got inspired from the singer like Billy Eckstine, Nat Cole and Jimmy Scott during her childhood. Her father used to but the recording from the market and used to play before they used to sleep. She started to sing in the church and other family occasions. At the age of four she told her parents, teacher and friends about her desire towards music and wants to peruse it. In her career she won 3 Grammy Awards and was nominated in more than 20 categories during her career.