I WISH I KNEW (HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE)

Latest update on 12/11/2018

Artist: Billy Taylor
Author: Billy Taylor/Dick Dallas
Label: Capitol
Year: 1963

On lp Right Here Right Now. Instrumental version with the Oliver Nelson Big Band.

Covers:

1967:

Nina Simone [first vocal version on Silk & Soul album; became a Civil Rights Movement anthem]

1968:

Ray Charles Singers

1968:

Billy Taylor Trio [new instrumental version on Tower; forever associated with film programs on the BBC]

1968:

Ahmad Jamal

1968:

Solomon Burke [hit R&B]

1968:

Illinois Jacquet

1969:

Cold Blood

1969:

John Denver

1969:

Marlena Shaw

1990:

Radios [as I Wish]

1997:

Jools Holland

2002:

Lighthouse Family [with elements of One (U2); hit UK]

2003:

Derek Trucks [as I Wish I Knew (see there) and crediting Gordon/Warren]

2008:

Irma Thomas

2009:

Levon Helm

2010:

John Legend

2013:

Emily Sande

2018:

Wynton Marsalis [vocal: Susan Tedeschi]

2018:

Jeff Goldblum

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