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An iTunes exclusive (apparently not anymore), Nina Simone fans will want to investigate the recently released Protest Anthology collection (April 8th) that combines both audio and video artifacts culled from Simone’s career. Like the majority of Simone’s output, there is an undeniable weight to much of this material that transcends the music itself . Production notes below.

“Protest Anthology collects eight previously unreleased video interviews and 11 unheard live tracks of hit songs “Mississippi Goddamn,” “Backlash Blues,” “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black,” and more in one package. These very rare interviews and recordings are finally being unearthed, under exclusive license from her ex-husband Andy Stroud. The first volume of a five-release series, these tracks contain some of Nina Simone’s most political statements ever captured, and truly sum up her strong viewpoints on being black in America during the 1960s, viewpoints that surely would have been controversial in her time.”

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Nina Simone – I Put A Spell On You (1968)

Download:
MP3: Nina Simone :: Revolution
MP3: Nina Simone :: Mississippi Goddamn (Interview)
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4 Responses to “Nina Simone :: Protest Anthology”

  1. I just saw this on eMusic and wasn’t sure how good it would be. It sounded awesome though. Guess I know what’ll be my next download on there.

  2. Good tune. And I finally realized who Cee-Lo’s voice reminds me of…

  3. Nina’s cover (if you can call it cover) of Revolution is absolutely brilliant! One of my favorite Nina Simone songs, by far.

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