TCC Playlist: Compassion by Nina Simone

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Nina Simone

“God in his great compassion gave me the gift of song.”

Nina Simone, “the high priestess of soul,” was born in North Carolina in 1933, the sixth child of a preacher. She wanted to be a concert pianist, but was denied entry into a music school in Philadelphia because she was black. Simone began playing piano and singing in clubs. Over her lifetime she recorded over forty albums, and many of her songs touch on matters of faith and justice. We love the song “Compassion.” Listen to it here: