2016 is already a bumper year for the claiming of musical icons. One from each genre leaves the earthly stage about once a month. Bowie, Haggard and now Gil Scott-Heron.
There is so much to say about this man and I may share my thoughts later in another place, but for now here is a slice of the man’s poetic and musical and political genius.
OF COURSE THIS IS OLD NEWS! I misread a Tweet! Sorry folks. Egg on face!
But nevertheless it is never a bad day to share some of GSH’s music!
01 Bicentennial Blues
02 Winter in America (solo version)
03 17th Street
04 Lady Day and John Coltrane
05 Where Did the Night Go
07 The Vulture
08 Shut ‘Em Down (Live)
09 Washington D.C. (Live)
11 Possum Slim
12 A Talk : Bluesology, Black History, Jaws, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (live from Wax Museum, Washington DC)
13 Peace Go With You, Brother
14 The Liberation Song (Red, Black and Green)
15 When You Are Who You Are
16 The Other Side Pt. 2
17 95 South (All of the Places We’ve Been)
18 Pardon Our Analysis (We Beg Your Pardon)
19 Under the Hammer
20 Free Will
22 Grandma’s Hands
23 Song for Bobby Smith (Alternative Take)
24 Message to the Messengers
27 New York Is Killing Me
28 On Coming from a Broken Home, Pt. 1