Who Sang Backlash Blues? Nina Simone

Nina Simone Nina Simone Sings the Blues cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Langston Hughes, Nina Simone
release date: 1967
genres: Jazz Blues
styles: Soul-Jazz/East Coast Blues
length: 2:30
Mr. Backlash, Mr. Backlash
Just who do think I am
You raise my taxes, freeze my wages
And send my son to vietnam

You give me second class houses
And second class schools
Do you think that all the colored folks
Are just second class fools
Mr. Backlash, I'm gonna leave you
With the backlash blues

When I try to find a job
To earn a little cash
All you got to offer
Is your mean old white backlash
But the world is big
Big and bright and round
And it's full of folks like me
Who are black, yellow, beige and brown
Mr. Backlash, I'm gonna leave you
With the backlash blues

Mr. Backlash, Mr. Backlash
Just what do you think I got to lose
I'm gonna leave you
With the backlash blues
You're the one will have the blues
Not me, just wait and see



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Do I Move You?
  • 2 Day and Night
  • 3 In the Dark
  • 4 Real Real
  • 5 My Man's Gone Now
  • 6 Backlash Blues
  • 7 I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl
  • 8 Buck
  • 9 Since I Fell for You
  • 10 The House of the Rising Sun
  • 11 Blues for Mama

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