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Backlash Blues
1966 Langston Hughes, Nina Simone
Recording sessions
1966 October 19 - 1967 January 5: New York RCA Manhattan B
Mr. Backlash Backlash
Just who do think I am
You raise my taxes, freeze my wages
And send my son to Vietnam

You give me second class houses
And second class schools
Do you think that colored folks
Are just second class fools

Mr. Backlash, I'm gonna leave you
With the backlash blues

When I try to find a job
To earn a little cash
All you got to offer
Is your mean ol' white backlash

But the world is big
Big and bright and round
And it's full of other folks like me
Who are black, yellow, beige and brown

Mr. Backlash, I'm gonna leave you
With the backlash blues

Mr. Backlash, I'm gonna leave you
Just what you think I got to lose
I'm gonna leave you
With the backlash blues

You're the one
Who have the blues
Not me
Just wait and see
 
 
1967 July 1: Newport (US-RI) 13th Jazz Festival
 
1968 April 7: Westbury (US-NY) Music Fair
original
Didn't she do it Alright... Hope you got that on that tape

Yeah yeah so Mr. Backlash Backlash
 
remix 2005
2006 [3:32] CD 2 Forever Young, Gifted & Black RCA Victor (US)
 
 
1968 June: London (UK) Granada TV
 
 
1968 June 16: Montreux (CH) 2nd Jazz Festival
 
 
1969 April: München (DE) TV show
 
1969 April: Paris (FR) Olympia
 
1969 April 26: Berkeley (US-CA) 3th Annual UC Jazz Festival
 
 
1969 August 17: New York - Harlem Cultural Festival
 
1976 July 3: Montreux (CH) 10th Jazz Festival
 
 
1985: USA Theatre tour
Mr Backlash Mr Backlash
Who you think I am
You raise my taxes and freeze my wages
 
 
1988 May 6: Hamburg (DE) Fabrik
 
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