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
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Lyrics

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


Tracklist
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