Playing tracks by
Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson, Gil Scott-Heron, Penny Goodwin, Brother To Brother and Gil Scott Heron, Brian Jackson.
This show was 26th in the global blues chart and 29th in the global vinyl only chart.
This time, join me for a trip into a singular artist universe, through a personal selection of tunes on vinyl. For a couple of hours, we’ll explore his very unique legacy, fully aware that we can only scratch the surface…
Episode 5: GIl Scott-Heron
To celebrate my last days in Dubai, I chose to honour one of the most influential, multi-talented yet unsung African-American artists, the Soul and Jazz poet, musician, and author Gil Scott-Heron. Known primarily for his work as a spoken-word performer in the 70s, he is viewed by many as the godfather of rap. His decade long collaboration with musician Brian Jackson and his own personal quest gave birth to an outstanding musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, combined to deeply social, political and spiritual lyrics that resonate to this day...