Who Sang Young, Gifted and Black? Nina Simone

Release information
Release Date: 1999-12-13
Genre: Jazz Funk / Soul Blues
Style: Soul-Jazz/Piano Blues
length: 5:11
Some other versions of "Young, Gifted and Black"


To be young, gifted and black
Oh what a lovely precious dream
To be young, gifted and black
Open your heart to what I mean
In the whole world you know
There are billion boys and girls
Who are young, gifted and black
And that's a fact!
Young, gifted and black
We must begin to tell our young
There's a world waiting for you
This is a quest that's just begun
When you feel really low
Yeah, there's a great truth you should know
When you're young, gifted and black
Your soul's intact
Young, gifted and black
How I long to know the truth
There are times when I look back
And I am haunted by my youth
Oh but my joy of today
Is that we can all be proud to say
To be young, gifted and black
Is where it's at

CD 1
  • 1 I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl
  • 2 The House of the Rising Sun
  • 3 Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
  • 4 Ain’t Got No, I Got Life
  • 5 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed
  • 6 Young, Gifted and Black
  • 7 Ain’t No Use
  • 8 After You’ve Gone
  • 9 The Assignment Song
  • 10 Gin House Blues
  • 11 Do What You Gotta Do
  • 12 Mississippi Goddam
  • 13 See Line Woman
  • 14 The Other Woman
  • 15 Four Women
  • 16 I Sing Just to Know That I’m Alive

  • Release information
    label: Castle Pie
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5038456118227
    script: Latin