Where does Young Gifted and Black come from?
“To Be Young, Gifted and Black” was a dedication to Nina Simone’s friend, the playwright Lorraine Hansberry, who wrote A Raisin in the Sun. Hansberry was the first black woman to have a play performed on Broadway; she and Simone bonded over civil rights and radical politics.
What is the theme of To Be Young Gifted and Black?
To Be Young, Gifted and Black is a powerful exposition of racial problems within American society. But this play is also the engaging story of one author’s attempts to give voice to her own emotional concerns.
Did Nina Simone smoke?
She smoked Kool cigarettes and wore mink coats and for many years lived next door to Malcolm X. She believed in magic. She was highly distractible and wanted to be famous and did not enjoy fame.
Is feeling good a Bond song?
One singer though, Michael Bublé, has never performed a Bond theme, despite being well suited to the track following his reimaginings of ‘Feeling Good‘ and ‘Cry Me A River’ in a Bond theme tune-style in the past.
Is feeling good a cover?
Feeling Good is one of Muse’s most memorable tracks. The band recorded a version of the song for their 2001 album Origin Of Symmetry and it’s gone on to be a rock classic, being named by the NME as the greatest cover version of all time in 2010.