Leading reggae label Trojan Records have delved back in time to express their ongoing support for the most profound universal movement this year, the Black Lives Matter campaign. Recalling Black musicians and artists that defined history, the record label is celebrating 50 years since Bob and Marcia’s hit record Young, Gifted and Black peaked at number 5 in the UK chart by launching a new website showcasing Black excellence. Originally recorded and released by Nina Simone in 1969, the song’s powerful message struck a chord with Black communities across the globe and contributed to US history as an anthem of the Civil Rights Movement. Writing the song with poet Weldon Irvine, Nina Simone told him that she wanted to lyrics that would “make Black children all over the world feel good about themselves forever”.
Out 13 MAY 2022...
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