Four Women - Nina Simone (1966)
Never has a song about race been so subtle, shocking and powerful all at once. We should expect no less from Miss Simone, who in her lifetime could make any composition her own, but took extra care to produce tremors with her original work. The finest jazz voice of all time? Let's just say she, Ella and Billie have a comfortable three way tie going on.
Jill Scott and Co. bring it quite well!