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What Happened, Miss Simone? - A Biography

Alan Light

Inspired by the Academy Award-nominated Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?, an intimate and vivid look at the legendary life of Nina Simone, the classically trained pianist who evolved into a chart-topping chanteuse and committed civil rights activist. From music journalist and former Spin and Vibe editor-in-chief Alan Light comes a biography of incandescent soul singer and Black Power icon Nina Simone, one of the most influential, provocative, and least understood artists of our time. Drawn from a trove of rare archival footage, audio recordings and interviews (including Simone's remarkable private diaries), this nuanced examination of Nina Simone's life highlights her musical inventiveness and unwavering quest for equality, while laying bare the personal demons that plagued her from the time of her Jim Crow childhood in North Carolina to her self-imposed exile in Liberia and Paris later in life. Harnessing the singular voice of Miss Simone herself and incorporating candid reflections from those who knew her best, including her only daughter, Light brings us face to face with a legend, examining the very public persona and very private struggles of one of our greatest artists. From the Hardcover edition.

Inspired by the Academy Award-nominated Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?, an intimate and vivid look at the legendary life of Nina Simone, the classically trained pianist who evolved into a chart-topping chanteuse and committed civil rights activist. From music journalist and former Spin and Vibe editor-in-chief Alan Light comes a biography of incandescent soul singer and Black Power icon Nina Simone, one of the most influential, provocative, and least understood artists of our time. Drawn from a trove of rare archival footage, audio recordings and interviews (including Simone's remarkable private diaries), this nuanced examination of Nina Simone's life highlights her musical inventiveness and unwavering quest for equality, while laying bare the personal demons that plagued her from the time of her Jim Crow childhood in North Carolina to her self-imposed exile in Liberia and Paris later in life. Harnessing the singular voice of Miss Simone herself and incorporating candid reflections from those who knew her best, including her only daughter, Light brings us face to face with a legend, examining the very public persona and very private struggles of one of our greatest artists. From the Hardcover edition.
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Inspired by the Academy Award-nominated Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?, an intimate and vivid look at the legendary life of Nina Simone, the classically trained pianist who evolved into a chart-topping chanteuse and committed civil rights activist. From music journalist and former Spin and Vibe editor-in-chief Alan Light comes a biography of incandescent soul singer and Black Power icon Nina Simone, one of the most influential, provocative, and least understood artists of our time. Drawn from a trove of rare archival footage, audio recordings and interviews (including Simone's remarkable private diaries), this nuanced examination of Nina Simone's life highlights her musical inventiveness and unwavering quest for equality, while laying bare the personal demons that plagued her from the time of her Jim Crow childhood in North Carolina to her self-imposed exile in Liberia and Paris later in life. Harnessing the singular voice of Miss Simone herself and incorporating candid reflections from those who knew her best, including her only daughter, Light brings us face to face with a legend, examining the very public persona and very private struggles of one of our greatest artists. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Adenrele Ojo

Length:

10h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:38


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:49


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:15


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:57


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:07


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:44


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:35


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:19


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:35


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:07


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:43


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:56


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:19


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:26


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:01


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:35


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:34


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:49


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:25


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:22


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:56


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:43


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

09:30


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:44


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:33


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:20


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:34