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Forever Young, Gifted and Black: Songs of Freedom & Spirit

Label: RCA Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: To Be Young, Gifted and Black; Backlash Blues; I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free; Why the King of Love is Dead; Mississippi Goddam; Revolution; Turn! Turn! Turn!; Ain

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Nina Simone: Forever Young, Gifted and Black: Songs of Freedom & Spirit

Read "Forever Young, Gifted and Black: Songs of Freedom & Spirit" reviewed by Jim Santella

While this compilation combines Nina Simone's mastery of the blues and soul singing, its emphasis remains on what she said. As an active participant in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, she wrote songs and interpreted those of others--songs that helped to raise an awareness of our social ills. We need her music as much ...


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