Nina Simone

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Morgan Robinson, Jr. managed Nina Simone's career from 1958-1964. Nina Simone was the 1st artist signed to Morgan C. Robinson's Anglesea Records. 

Nina Simone

Nina Simone was the 1st artist signed to Morgan Robinson's Anglesea Records. Morgan C. Robinson Managed Nina Simone's career from 1958-1964.

Nina Simone born Eunice Kathleen Waymon (February 21, 1933–April 21, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist. Her family saw Eunice had a special musical talent and provided classical piano lessons for her. She studied with Mrs. Miller and then with Muriel Massinovitch. Nina Simone attended Juilliard School of Music for her last year of high school. nina Simone later received received a Master's in music. Skilled with music from many genres; classical, jazz, popular, Nina began playing piano in 1954 at the Midtown Bar and Grill in Atlantic City. She adopted the name of Nina Simone from her Professor at Juilliard.

By 1957, Nina Simone found an agent and by the following year Nina delivered her first album, "Little Girl Blue." Nina's 1st single, "I Loves You Porgy," was a song by George Gershwin from Porgy and Bess. This was a popular hit for Billie Holiday. Records sales soared and Nina's recording career was launched. Nina Simone was the First woman to win the Jazz Cultural Award "Woman of the Year" 1966, Jazz at Home Club Female Jazz Singer of the Year, 1967, National Association of Television and Radio Announcers.