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Published by:
Triola, Norwegian, 1957 - 1983  Search this
Composed by:
Nina Simone, American, 1933 - 2003  Search this
Recorded by:
Webe Karlsen, Norwegian, born 1953  Search this
vinyl , ink on cardboard
H x W: 6 7/8 x 6 7/8 in. (17.5 x 17.5 cm)
record covers
45 rpm records
Place made:
Norway, Europe
A 7 inch, 45 rpm record featuring Norwegian artist Webe Karlsen. On this record Karlsen preforms: "Et Smil Og Noen Ord" (A Smile and Some Words) on side a and "Vaer Slik Som Du Er" (Be as You Are) on side b. Be as You Are is a cover of Nina Simone's "To Be Young, Gifted and Black." The record (2011.132.8.4a) is black vinyl with a red label at its center. The album cover (2011.132.8.4b) features a picture of Karlsen with red and black text that reads: [TRIOLA TN 589 STEREO / et smil og noen ord / WE BE / vaer slik som du er]. An inscription in blue ink over the side b song title on the cover reads: [TO BE YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK]. The back of the cover advertises other records from the Triola record company.
African American  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
© 1970 Triola Records
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture