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Nina Simone :: Black Is The Color by Andy Stroud
by Ron Sagye La Rue

Andy Stroud
75 Pages,Paperback

Black is The Color, is a photo book covering the career and life of vocalist,pianist and social activist Nina Simone. Beginning on page 7 showing Nina(Eunice Waymon-her given name)age 8 in Tryon,North Carolina(USA). Many images of Simone are featured in a variety of settings: family life,on vacation with the famous playwright Lorraine Hansberry,poet Langston Hughes,American actress,Kim Novack.

Blues/rock singer Janis Joplin,Theodore Bikel at a rally for Freedom Riders in 1964. Most of the photographs are black and white with a few color images. Taken by husband Stroud, others by professional photographers,there's even one for a Crest toothpaste advertisement. Nina preparing for a performance at Carnegie Hall and at a Philips recording session in June of 1964. Captions accompany most of the images from interviews and quotes from different stages of Nina's career. Page 20-21 show Ms. Simone with her first car a 1960 convertible Mercedes-Benz. Play bills and part of a progam flyer and a letter to her husband are included,as well as photos of her 99 year old mother and children. An introduction is written by daughter Lisa"Simone"Kelly,There is just a plethora of photos in this slim volume. A must for all Nina Simone fans
a hardback can be ordered as well www.Xlibris.com for more infomation

published 19.06.2006 2005 jazz news :: home page

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