Bob Andy And Marcia Griffiths – Young Gifted And Black. Label: Trojan Records – TBL122, Trojan Records – TBL-122. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. Young Gifted And Black (CD, Album, RE). Trojan Records, Spectrum Music (2). SPECORIG1002.
Young, gifted and black We must begin to tell our young There's a world waiting for you This is a quest that's just begun. When you feel really low Yeah, there's a great truth you should know To be young, gifted and black Your soul's intact. Oh, the young, gifted and black Oh, how I long to know the truth There are times when I look back And I am haunted by my youth.
Young, Gifted And Black was part of the soundtrack and together with Black And White by Greyhound, they talked of a future of understanding and acceptance. What I didn’t know at the time was the two huge talents behind the sound, Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths, already had long and successful careers behind them by the time they teamed up. Bob Andy had been a member of the Paragons, but had left to develop a solo career and hone his songwriting skills. On this collection we get the full story on Bob and Marcia’s brief but fruitful collaboration. The first album is uniformly excellent, lazy and beautiful feel-good Reggae love songs, ideal for listening to on lazy summer days. The follow up has its good points, but for me goes a bit too far in trying to smooth out rough edges for the Pop charts. Still it is nice to have them both together.
Young, Gifted and Black/Pied Piper. The first set was produced by Harry Johnson and carries the aforementioned title track and lots of covers. The ‘Pied Piper’ album could have been more interesting because of the six Bob Andy compositions and the fact that he produced the set (seemingly with help from others). Too bad that strings are added in abundance, otherwise this album would have been a good early 70’s album. The title track is a cover of Crispian St. Peters’ 1966 hit. ‘I Don’t Care’ is a do-over of the Studio One song from Bob & Tie, ‘I Don’t Care’, ‘Tie’ being Garth Tyrone Evans, member of The Paragons. Marcia Griffiths’ solo tune See You My Love’ is a soulful tune written by Bob Andy.
To Be Young, Gifted and Black" is a song by Nina Simone with lyrics by Weldon Irvine. It was written in memory of Simone's late friend Lorraine Hansberry, author of the play A Raisin in the Sun, who had died in 1965 aged 34. The song was originally recorded and released by Simone in 1969. The song was also featured on her 1970 album Black Gold and was considered an anthem of the Civil Rights Movement. Released as a single, it peaked at number eight on the R&B chart and number 76 on the Hot 100.
To Be Young Gifted and Black, 03:08. Private Number, 03:00. It Ain't Me Babe, 02:46. The Onion Song, 02:44.
Artists Bob & Marcia Young Gifted and Black. Young Gifted and Black Bob & Marcia. Young Gifted and Black. This album has an average beat per minute of 110 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 80/148 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Young Gifted and Black. 1. BPM Profile Young Gifted and Black. Album starts at 118BPM, ends at BPM (-118), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Bob & Marcia.
Album · 1970 · 12 Songs. Young, Gifted & Black Bob & Marcia. Listen on Apple Music. Pied Piper - The Best of Bob & Marcia.
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Notesoriginal jamaican blank pre release from late 1969 / early 1970 - this is the first cut without the strings that were added in the UK
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: DYNA - H.J. 1254-1
- Matrix / Runout: DYNA - H.J. 1253-1
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