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Gil Scott-Heron (1949 - )
Related: American music - The Bottle (1973) (Un dos tres quatro ...) - black music
Gil Scott-Heron (born April 1, 1949) is a poet and musician, known primarily for his late 1960s and early 1970s work as a spoken word performer, associated with African American militant activists. Heron is most well known for his poem/song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"
Scott-Heron was born in Chicago but spent his early childhood in Tennessee, then moving to the Bronx for most of his high school career. After spending a year in college in Pennsylvania, he released his first novel, The Vulture, which was very well-received.
He began recording in 1970 with the LP Small Talk at 125th & Lennox, the album included the aggressive diatribe against his perception of the white-owned corporate media and middle-class America's ignorance of the problems of inner cities in songs such as Whitey On The Moon.
During the 1980s, Scott-Heron continued recording, frequently attacking then-President Ronald Reagan and his conservative policies.
In 2001, Gil Scott-Heron was incarcerated for drug and/or domestic abuse offenses. Apparently, the death of his mother and funeral expenses coupled with crack cocaine led to a downward spiral. While out of jail in 2002, Gil Scott-Heron recorded with and appeared on Blackalicious's album, "Blazing Arrow." --excerpts from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Scott-Heron [Oct 2004]
- Pieces of a Man (1971) - Gil Scott-Heron [CD, Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]
1. Revolution Will Not Be Televised 2. Save the Children 3. Lady Day and John Coltrane 4. Home Is Where the Hatred Is 5. When You Are Who You Are 6. I Think I'll Call It Morning 7. Pieces of a Man 8. Sign of the Ages 9. Or Down You'll Fall 10. Needle's Eye 11. Prisoner
- Vol. 1-Classic Jazz Funk [Amazon US] [CD, Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]
LISTON-SMITH, LONNIE - EXPANSIONS (Original 12" Mix) LAWS, RONNIE - ALWAYS THERE (Original 12" Mix) SCOTT-HERON, GIL - THE BOTTLE (Original 12" Mix) BYRD, DONALD - CHANGE (MAKE YOU WANT TO HUSTLE) (Original Full LP Version) FELDER, WILTON - INHERIT THE WIND (Original 12" Mix) SPYRO, GYRA - SHAKER SONG (Original 12" Mix) AZYMUTH - JAZZ CARNIVAL (Original 12" Mix) HAMMOND, JOHNNY - LOS CONQUISTADORES CHOCOLATES (Original Full LP Version) HENDERSON, EDDIE - SAY YOU WILL (Original 12" Mix) KLEMMER, JOHN - BRASILIA (Original Full LP Version) MASON, HARVEY - TILL YOU TAKE MY LOVE (Original 12" Mix) GILLESPIE, DIZZY - UNICORN (Original 12" Mix)
If you want to buy 'The Bottle' in its orginal mix, the first installment of the Mastercuts Jazz Funk series gives you another 11 hi-quality original twelve inch versions of jazz funk classics.
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