Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic ?  is a Black Gold live album by American jazz musician Nina Simone recorded in 1969 at the Philharmonic Hall, New York City. She got a 1971 nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, but lost to Aretha Franklin.
The album is especially notable because it features the
civil rights anthem song " To Be Young, Gifted and Black". The performance that night also included a calypso version of Leonard Cohen's " Suzanne" (which Simone had recorded on ), but there was no room for it on the album.
To Love Somebody
With the release of the album also came an LP called
An Evening with Nina Simone. It was a recorded interview about the album. The questions were provided in written form, so that radio DJs could ask the questions and play Simone's recorded answers, as if she were in the studio.
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Personnel [ edit ]
Nina Simone – piano, vocals, arrangements
Emile Latimer – guitar, vocals on "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair"
Tom Smith – guitar
Weldon Irvine – organ
Don Alias – drums, percussion Jumma Santos – congas, percussion
Ed Begley - recording engineer
Jack Medkiff - cover design
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