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To Be Free


Legacy Recodings (2008 US)

In addition to three CDs of music, this collection includes the Emmy-nominated short film by Peter Rodis Nina: A Historical Perspective. Running 23 minutes, this 1970 TV special highlights rare performance footage filmed between 1968 and 1969 at various US venues and locations, including the Westbury Music Fair, The Village Gate, and RCA Studios in New York City. Also featured are candid and personal interviews with Nina herself, revealing her unique views on music and life.

The documentary is also available on Vimeo.

Tracks sorted by number (sort by session or by title)
 1 [1:56] Ain't Got No / I Got Life   Gal MacDermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni

 2 Pirate Jenny   Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill

 3 [2:42] Don't You Pay Them No Mind   Richard Ahlert, Robert Scott

 4 Milestones   Miles Davis

 5 [2:50] Go to Hell   Morris Bailey jr

 6 Backlash Blues   Langston Hughes, Nina Simone

 7 Backlash Blues   Langston Hughes, Nina Simone Percussion/Drums/Clapping/Dancing

 8 [6:56] I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free   Billy Taylor, Richard Lamb

 9 Take My Hand Precious Lord   Thomas A. Dorsey