Photo licensed from Johnson Publishing Company, publisher of EBONY and JET magazines.
Nina Simone playing a bouncing tune. Featured in the the December 1959 issue of EBONY, the late composer George Gershwin contributed powerfully to the success of singer pianist Nina Simone when he wrote his celebrated folk opera, Porgy And Bess. For it was her startlingly original recorded rendition of the Gershwin song, I Loves You Porgy, which rocketed the singer pianist into the star class and transformed her from a little known performer into the most discussed new jazz singer of 1959.
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