RIP Brother Gil S-H Mix

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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! 

Track Listing:

01 Bicentennial Blues

02 Winter in America (solo version)

03 17th Street

04 Lady Day and John Coltrane

05 Where Did the Night Go

06 Sharing

07 The Vulture

08 Shut ‘Em Down (Live)

09 Washington D.C. (Live)

10 Guerilla

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

21 Alluswe

22 Grandma’s Hands

23 Song for Bobby Smith (Alternative Take)

24 Message to the Messengers

25 Gun

27 New York Is Killing Me

28 On Coming from a Broken Home, Pt. 1

Gil

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