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"Gil" Scott-Heron Tribute (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011)

"Gil" Scott-Heron Tribute (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011)

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Gil Scott-Heron and Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson.

Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American poet, musician, and author known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and 80s, and for his collaborative soul works with musician Brian Jackson. His collaborative efforts with Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues and soul music, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. The music of these albums, most notably Pieces of a Man and Winter in America in the early 1970s, influenced and helped engender later African-American music genres such as hip hop and neo soul. Scott-Heron's recording work is often associated with black militant activism and has received much critical acclaim for one of his most well-known compositions "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised". His poetic style has been influential upon every generation of hip hop since his popularity began...

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KT Terry
KT Terry

I got to get this mix, just finished listening to it with an IP proxy and it makes me want it even more!!!!

KT Terry
KT Terry

This was my favorite mix on Mixcloud but now I cannot listen to it, do you have a download link for this one???Thanks

Choaib Elhana

what a profound man!!

Tiphaine Arquilliere

Oooh ouais!!!

yinnyann
yinnyann

Huge! thanks for this great mix

prairiemoon

A great talent. Was fortunate enough to see him play around 1975. Thanks for the great mix.