Who Sang Young, Gifted and Black? Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Young, Gifted and Black cover art

Some other versions of "Young, Gifted and Black"
Credits
publisher: ©EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING,
writers: Weldon Irving Jr, Nina Simone
release date: 1972-1-24
length: 3:35
producer: Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
piano: Aretha Franklin
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
recording engineer: Gene Paul
horn arranger: Arif Mardin
To be young
Gifted, and black
Oh, what a lovely precious thing
Oh, when you're, yes, yes, when you're
When you're young, yeah, thank you, Jesus, gifted and black
Open your heart, is all I need

In this whole world, you know
There are millions of boys and girls
Who are young, gifted and black
With their souls intact, and that's a fact

You are young, gifted and black, we must begin to tell our young
There's a world waiting for you (you) yours is the quest that's just begun

When you feelin' real low
Here's a great truth you should remember and know
That you're young, gifted, and black
You got your soul intact, oh, and that's a fact

(You're young, gifted, and black)
Oh, it's a mighty sweet thing, yes, it is now
(Young, gifted, and black)
Oh, my sisters
(Young, gifted, and black)
You're young and you're black, you got your soul intact
You got the future, don't you know it's a fact?
(Young, gifted, and black)



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Oh Me Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby)
  • 2 Day Dreaming
  • 3 Rock Steady
  • 4 Young, Gifted and Black
  • 5 All the King's Horses
  • 6 A Brand New Me
  • 7 April Fools
  • 8 I've Been Loving You Too Long
  • 9 First Snow in Kokomo
  • 10 The Long and Winding Road
  • 11 Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
  • 12 Border Song (Holy Moses)

  • Album Information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin