Young, Gifted & Black- Nina Simone

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  1. Goddess Auset333

    Goddess Auset333 Banned MEMBER

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDNAz2HrI_o

    Nina Simone - Young Gifted And Black (Live)

    Young, Gifted & Black Lyrics
    Artist(Band):Nina Simone Review The Song (0)

    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

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  2. King Tubbs

    King Tubbs Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Great song, sung greatly by so many

    The original by Nina (RIP):



    The reggae version I grew up with in a predominantly Jamaican neighbourhood in London, Bob and Marcia:



    The late, great Bro Donny Hathaway (RIP) great version, awesome video:




    But I cant find my favourite version on Youtube, which is by Sister Aretha:(
     
  3. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wonderful clips King Tubbs - that last one bringing up a lot of emotion. Thanks for taking the time to post them.
     
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