Remembering Nina Simone

Jazz legend Nina Simone dies at her home in southern France at age 70. The singer, pianist and composer's career was filled with politics and controversy; her deep, supple voice accompanied a regal, onstage presence. NPR's Melissa Block remembers the musician's life.

Songs heard in this report:

» "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair"

» "I Wish I Knew How It Feels to Be Free"

»"Mississippi Goddam"

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