Why (?) The King of Love is Dead

Repertoire description: 

This song was written by Nina Simone's bass player Gene Taylor after the news of Martin Luther King's death had reached him. She performed it at Westbury Music Fair for the first time at Westbury Music Fair in New York, three days after his murder. Simone's performance was recorded on the live album Nuff Said!, which later received an Emmy nomination.

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Rep music by: 

Nina Simone

Rep lyrics by: 

Gene Taylor