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Win NINA SIMONE ReIssue CDs ... TODAY!

Ladies & Gentleman ... wanna win brand reissued and remastered NINA SIMONE CDs to add to your growing classic music collections?

Of course you do, so take a minute out of your day and check out how to do just that!

In support of the re-release's of Nina Simone’s CD’s NINA SIMONE: FOREVER YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK: SONGS OF FREEDOM AND SPIRIT, NINA SIMONE SINGS THE BLUES and SILK AND SOUL, Exclusive Magazine is proud to offer limited copies of each of the CDs for giveaway to you, our lucky readers.

At the height of the politically, socially charged late-1960s, as wars and poverty raged in every corner of the globe, and America’s non-violent Civil Rights movement clashed with the burgeoning forces of Black Power, many voices sang out as mirrors of the times. Defiant and outspoken, Nina Simone (1933-2003) inspired audiences with her stance as both activist and diva, brilliant pianist, songwriter and prophetess, whose art encompassed and transcended her roots in classical, jazz, blues, folk, standards, and the anachronistic contemporary pop hits that curiously appealed to her.

The turbulence of the era coincided with her tenure at RCA Records (from 1966 to 1974), a prolific period that was recently sampled by Legacy Recordings on 'The Soul Of Nina Simone' (RCA/Legacy, October 2005), the first newly-created compilation ever issued on DualDisc. In conjunction with the upcoming Black History Month celebration, a new compilation (which does not duplicate any of the material on its predecessor) and two new expanded editions will arrive in stores January 17th on RCA/Legacy, a division of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAIN­MENT.

The three remastered titles are: 'NINA SIMONE: FOREVER YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK: SONGS OF FREEDOM AND SPIRIT,' 'NINA SIMONE SINGS THE BLUES' and 'SILK AND SOUL.'

FOREVER YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK: SONGS OF FREEDOM AND SPIRIT commemorates a time in American history that continues to resonate, as recently as the death of Rosa Parks in October 2005. Playwright Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin In The Sun) coined the phrase “to be young, gifted and black” during a speech in 1964, the year before her untimely death at age 35, and the phrase immediately took on a life of its own. It eventually became the title of a play based on her unfinished works, the longest-running off-Broadway play of the 1968-69 season – the same year that Nina Simone (with her organist Weldon Irvine) composed “To Be Young, Gifted And Black.”

To give yourself the chance to win one these brand new Nina Simone ReIssue CDs (released on Sony/Legacy Records), just answer this easy question: on the 1969 LP 'To Love Somebody', was an original source for the song “Revolution” ... but how many songs were penned by the great Bob Dylan on this LP, named for its Bee Gees title tune?!

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful new Nina Simone CDs - our choice, title wise! Just send us an e:mail here before March 15th with your answer and the subject title 'NINA SIMONE CD GIVEAWAY' to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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'Silk & Soul' CD Purchase Link

'Nina Simone Sings The Blues' CD Purchase Link

'Songs Of Freedom' CD Purchase Link

Nina Simone - "Why? (The King Of Love Is Dead)" - Unedited version from original live concert Audio Stream

Nina Simone - "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free" Audio Stream

Nina Simone - "I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl" - Album Version Audio Stream





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