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Eunice Kathleen Waymon was born on February 21, 1933 in
Tryon, North Carolina, USA., the sixth of eight children,
four boys and four girls. Early on in life she revealed a
prodigious musical talent playing the piano and singing in
the local church with her sisters in their mother's choir.
At the age of six, in 1939, a benefactor paid for her first
piano lessons.

Eunice made so much progress that in 1943, when she was
10, she gave her first piano recital at the town library.
There she not only experienced her first applause, but More...

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It's About the Judgement Day of Christ | Reviewer: JessH
    ------ About the song Sinnerman performed by Nina Simone

Raised in the church....

The phrases are very specific and very obvious Biblical references. Previous interpretations are intriguingly poetic...however I am actually not speculating, I'm telling you based on experience and study. This is what it means: the sinner cannot repent on Judgment Day when Christ returns. It is too late. He will try to pray, but it is too late. Christ the Rock can no longer hide him. Water boiling and water turning to blood are very clear references to Biblical judgement - i.e. Judgment Day. "Power. Power to the Lord," is something Christians cry to call down God's power and protection. On judgement day sinners will try to call down his power and protection, but it will be too late.

These lines are all very clear and recognizable phrases to anyone who is familiar with Christianity.

The emotions of this song describe a part of what drives Christians to tell people about Jesus...because we do not wish this moment on anyone. This is a very common concept and theme in Christianity. We often remind ourselves of it when we don't feel like telling people about Jesus. In this day and age most people are not very tolerant of what we believe. It would be easy to keep it to ourselves, but this song and others like it remind us to try anyway, to do whatever we can to help anyone avoid this moment of terror on Judgement Day.

Racists and facts | Reviewer: whole9
    ------ About the song Mississippi Goddam performed by Nina Simone

Darjae - you can't argue facts with racists or any other ideologically motivated people. Most of us believe what we want to believe and we seldom go to the trouble of doing the research that would support or disprove what we want to believe. I don't know where DL heard or read about that federal law that creates ghettoes next door to newly-white areas. Of course it sounds absurd, but do you remember 'bussing'? Wasn't that a dumb-ass attempt at 'integration' that *nobody was comfortable with?
Like I said, you can't argue facts with racists, but for the record let's point something out. DL's post is called 'Song is a lie'. Everything he says in the post is in the present tense. Do you see a problem there? He declares the song a lie based on his idea of the reality of 2012. It would seem kind of obvious that if you're going to denounce a mid-60s song, you should be using mid-60s state of affairs to make your point.
But of course logic and accuracy don't really matter here. DL will continue believing that 'niggers ruin everything' (or whatever it is he believes). Meanwhile, the people who put those ideas in his head probably don't believe in them themselves; they just need little crackers like DL to believe.
Racism, Darjae, is not hating the 'other'. Racism is exploitation coupled with the political power to enforce it. That's why black folks in this country claim they can't be racists no matter how much some of them might hate your white ass.
Knowwumsayin? :)

Sister Sadie's blues - "we just about t'ough" | Reviewer: whole9
    ------ About the song Mississippi Goddam performed by Nina Simone

I've always thought - and still do - that instead of "do it slow" the words are "too slow".
I know that "I made you thought I was kiddin' didn't we" is "I *bet you thought I was kiddin', didn't you?"
And I'm pretty sure "me and my people just about due" is "me and my people just about t'ough (through)". I know you can hear neither "th" nor "r" there, but I've heard, loud & clear, lines like so-&-so "t'ew the ball". Notice that the line doesn't say "me and my people *are* just about due/through"; there's no verb there, the line is like "we tahd (tired)". If she consciously used Black vernacular by skipping the verb, it kind of makes sense that she would have *consciously applied a Black/Southern/rural pronunciation of the word "through" - possibly to make it that much clearer that she indeed was one of "my people". After all, she was Eunice Waymon from North Ca'lina; she *would have heard "t'ough" growing up.
Let me put this out: have you noticed the way she pronounces the word "word" in "And I mean every word of it"? It sounds like "wuhd", kind of British. So which Nina is real? The one that expresses her anger and impatience in Black/Southern/rural vernacular or the one who, when she speaks as herself (as opposed to a character in a song) sounds kind of British? And when she sounds kind of British, where did that affectation come from? Do you think there might be a hint in these lines:
You told me to wash and clean my ears
And talk real fine just like a lady
And you'd stop calling me Sister Sadie
What do you think, folks?
I'm not very likely to come back to this page, but if you're interested in exchanging some thoughts on the subject, drop me a line at I'd love to hear from you.

Get the WRITER RIGHT...and get the story | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Turning Point performed by Nina Simone

Martha Holmes wrote Turning Point on a baritone ukulele in Chappaqua NY (a town with no black people), recorded it for Harry Bell of Gotham Recording Studios in NYC for demo, it was played for A&R man Danny Davis at RCA who chose it for Nina Simone. She loved the song, sang it in Carnegie Hall and at her live performances. Lena Horne sang it in her one-hour CBS special in 1968 or '69. Martha Holmes

not religious | Reviewer: Nicci
    ------ About the song That's All I Want From You performed by Nina Simone

I think the sentiment is nice....being able to personalize the song and compare it to your faith but I dont think this song is exclusively religious either "this is a very good message of god to his ppl" is too definitive...and its not a true representation of the music in my opinion. It's a love song...what kind of love is not specific. This makes me think of the man that I love...because good love has a good starts slow and it builds on itself...that is how it lasts.

Sounds to me and makes more sense | Reviewer: Ray Larue
    ------ About the song Forbidden Fruit performed by Nina Simone

hollered what have you two ate. not the 1st time i've heard it pronounced that way. It's the way older southern folks sometimes talk. And God already knew what they had done but he had to ask them the question so it only makes sense. if some one ate your brownies will you ask what have you to add? doesnt make sense. you might ask did you eat something that didnt belong to you. change it or not I can clearly hear what she is saying.

DL- That's the most racist thing I've ever heard | Reviewer: darjae
    ------ About the song Mississippi Goddam performed by Nina Simone

Why would you come here to hear a classic song? And make that stupid ass comment. An entertainer who is trying to ensure that her people get what they deserve. There is no federal law that puts ghettos next to whites..... WTH are you talking about? I'm white, I have been for 45 years......never called someone a cracker before, but you sir are a CRACKER! Make sure you go to the dry cleaners to pick up your hood before the next meeting.

Song is a lie | Reviewer: DL
    ------ About the song Mississippi Goddam performed by Nina Simone

The song says, "you don't have to live next to me". That's a lie. It's federal law that they put black ghettos in wherever we whites move to get away from them! We have to let them in our schools and watch them be destroyed. I thought the blacks were going to build their own infrastructure lol. They never have, anywhere in the world.

nostalgia | Reviewer: baciodelavita
    ------ About the song That's All I Want From You performed by Nina Simone

My daughter asked me to teach her a religious song for her project. I remember wayback elementary days to be specific grade 2. My religion teacher taught us this song.this is a very good message of GOD to us people. I really love this song. Smooth and touchy song :)I'm more than happy to teach this song for my kid.

GREAT | Reviewer: Gloria B
    ------ About the song Feeling Good performed by Nina Simone

This is a great song that anyone anywhere in the world can relate to, voice deep and smooth like rich dark honey with a tang, song like good wine, lyrics as fresh as the day it was first sung.

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