Gil Scott-Heron

Gill Scott-Heron .. U.S. Soul RnB 1971

Gil Scott-Heron
Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011, Chicago, Illinois)

Gil Scott-Heron released 11 LPs in 1970-1982 and 2 more in 1994 and 2010. His early  recordings pioneered poetic-style militant speeches and his theme ‘The Revolution will not be televised’ (1971) ranks among the earliest modern raps in history. Gil Scott-Heron has delivered proto-rap, blues, jazz and jazz-funk and achieved mass popularity with tracks like ‘The bottle’ (1974), ‘Johannesburg’ (1975) and ‘New York City’ (1976). After 1985, his life was plagued with issues related to drug-addiction, prison and hiv/aids. His 1994 and 2010 recordings were critically acclaimed as cult comebacks.

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∙   1970   ∙   SMALL TALK AT 125th AND LENOX (Poetry)   ∙   Brother (spoken words)   ∙   1971   ∙   PIECES OF A MAN   ∙   A sign of the ages   ∙   The Revolution will not be televised   ∙   1972   ∙   FREE WILL   ∙   The get out of the ghetto blues   ∙   1974   ∙   WINTER IN AMERICA   ∙   The bottle   ∙   Winter in America   ∙  

∙   1975   ∙   THE FIRST MINUTE OF A NEW DAY   ∙   Ain’t no such thing as Superman   ∙   1975   ∙   FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO SOUTH CAROLINA   ∙   Johannesburg (live)   ∙   1976   ∙   IT’S YOUR WORLD   ∙   It’s your world   ∙   New York City (is killing me)   ∙   1977   ∙   BRIDGES   ∙   We almost lost Detroit   ∙   Song of the wind   ∙   1978   ∙   SECRETS   ∙   Show Bizness   ∙   Angel dust   ∙   1980   ∙   ‘1980’   ∙   Willing   ∙   Push comes to shove   ∙  

∙   1980   ∙   REAL EYES   ∙   Waiting for the axe to fall   ∙   1981   ∙   REFLECTIONS   ∙   Washington D.C.   ∙   B movie   ∙   1982   ∙   MOVING TARGETS   ∙   Black history / The world   ∙   Fast lane   ∙   1985   ∙   ARTIST UNITED AGAINST APARTHEID   ∙   Let me see your ID   ∙  

1994   ∙   SPIRITS   ∙   Message to the messengers   ∙   1998   ∙   RADIO PERF.   ∙   We almost lost Detroit (orig. 1977)   ∙   2010   ∙   I’M NEW HERE   ∙   I’m new here   ∙   Me and the Devil (orig. 1937 Robert Johnson)   ∙   On coming from a broken home (spoken)   ∙  

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