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UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970:  Photo of Nina Simone  Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970:  Photo of Nina Simone  Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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Iconic song inspired by civil rights fight

Nina Simone's bandleader talks about Simone's explosive protest song, 'Mississippi Goddamn', and why it almost sidelined the singer's career

Iconic song inspired by civil rights fight

Nina Simone's bandleader talks about Simone's explosive protest song, 'Mississippi Goddamn', and why it almost sidelined the singer's career