Recorded in New York City, December 1957. Eunice Kathleen Waymon's beautiful, mellifluous voice is one of the most distinctive and celebrated in music. As Nina Simone she recorded more than 40 albums during a long and distinguished career that stretched over five decades. She was described variously as a jazz singer, a soul singer, and a folk singer — really she was all of these and more. Her heartfelt songs remain in the public consciousness to this day, having been made famous by both her and by those who re-recorded them.