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Even after so many years she is still young, gifted and Black
on 7 July 2006
Guys, gals, you have GOT to get this CD, I have always liked Nina, she has such a sultry voice, it makes you want to curl up on a bed with black silk sheets, drink champagne and eat strawberries whilst you listen to this magical artist belt out all her amazing songs.
This CD contains most of Ms Simone's best music from over the years, and you are treated to such musical wonders as "Feeling Good", the funky and toe tapping "My Baby Just Cares For Me" and the thought provoking "To Be Young Gifted and Black."
I only wish the CD included the troubled and haunting melody "Strange Fruit", in this throatily sung song Nina told the world in allegory about the lynching of Black men, and who can forget those heartfelt lyrics as she cries out to a seemingly uncaring nation, "Strange fruit hangin' from the poplar trees..."
Quite simply the best, like Nina herself.
1. Ain't Got No... I Got Life
2. My Baby Just Cares For Me
3. Feeling Good
4. I Put A Spell On You
5. I Loves You Porgy
6. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
7. Look Of Love
8. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
9. I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl
10. Do I Move You
11. Do What You Gotta Do
12. To Be Young Gifted & Black
13. Since I Fell For You
14. Nobody's Fault But Mine
15. I Think It's Going To Rain Today
17. Times They Are A Changin'
18. Mr Bojangles
19. Here Comes The Sun
20. To Love Somebody