I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free by Nina Simone

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but verin_andrea was first  

Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon; February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist. Simone aspired to become a classical pianist while working in a broad range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. Simone aspired to be a concert pianist. Her musical path changed direction after she was denied a scholarship to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, despite a well-received audition. Simone was later told by someone working at Curtis that she was rejected because she was black. When she began playing in a small club in Philadelphia to fund her continuing musical education and become a classical pianist she was required to sing as well. She was approached for a recording by Bethlehem Records. Over the length of her career Simone recorded more than 40 albums, mostly between 1958 when she made her debut with Little Girl Blue—and 1974. (Wikipedia)   1

soffschmidt 10 Dec 2013

just love her voice

KarinCook 28 Jun 2015

Lovely <3

rleones 8 Jan 2014

Just watched a good documentary on Nina... and I love this song :)   5

Pauppins 8 Jul 2015

Live at Montreux in 1976. A mesmerising performance.   3

guyhamilton552 7 Oct 2012

To celebrate my first film blog post! As Barry Norman would say "And why not? https://blackcountryrock.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/force-majeure-directed-by-ruben-ostland/   1

StuartEdwards 12 Apr 2015