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Monday, July 28, 2008

Gil Scott Heron

Gil Scott-Heron is an American poet, musician, and author known primarily for his late 1960s and early 1970s work as a spoken word performer. He is associated with African American militant activism, and is best known for his poem and song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised".

Born in Chicago in 1949, Scott-Heron had a difficult, itinerant childhood. After his parents divorced he was sent to live with his grandmother in Lincoln, Tennessee. A civil rights campaigner, she introduced him to both music and literature. But the young Scott-Heron endured constant racial abuse as one of only three black children picked to integrate an elementary school in nearby Jackson. Returning to New York to live with his mother, he got a different perspective on oppression in the housing projects of the Bronx.

But he was too bright to settle for less. After publishing an acclaimed novel, The Vulture, at the age of 19, he won a place at Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, the alma mater of his hero, black poet Langston Hughes. He dropped out after a year to pursue a career in poetry. In 1970 producer Bob Thiele convinced him to set his first collection, Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, to music; the album's conversational style and funky percussion earned Scott-Heron the tag of "the godfather of rap". He once joked, with typical insouciance: "I ain't saying I didn't invent rapping. I just cannot recall the circumstances."

Classic protest songs such as The Revolution Will Not Be Televised and Whitey On the Moon were fuelled by a keen, angry intelligence. His back catalogue also boasts several articulate dissections of an addict's mindset, including The Bottle and Angel Dust. On 1971's Home Is Where the Hatred Is, he sang, "You keep saying kick it, quit it, kick it, quit it, God but did you ever try to turn your sick soul inside out so that the world can watch you die?" It has never been clearly established when Scott-Heron became addicted to cocaine; looking back on his works about drugs, it seems the line between empathy and autobiography was blurred throughout his career. Even in recent years, he has used his ready wit to fudge the issue of his drug use.

in my opinion, Gil Scott Heron is THE MOST important political musician of the last 40 years.
he made it happen.
he invented it.
respect!




SMALL TALK AT 125th STREET & LENNOX (1970)


1- Intro
2- Omen
3- Brother
4- Comment #1
5- Sm
6- The Revolution will not be televised
7- all Talk At 125th And Lenox
8- The Subject Was Faggots
9- Evolution (And Flashback)
10- Plastic Pattern People
11- Whitey On The Moon
12- The Vulture
13- Enough
14- Paint it black
15- Everyday

download link:

http://www.mediafire.com/?4wtbbtxy0d1



WINTER IN AMERICA (1973)


01 Peace Go With You, Brother (As-Salaam-Alaikum)

02 Rivers of My Fathers
03 A Very Precious Time
04 Back Home
05 The Bottle
06 Song for Bobby Smith
07 Your Daddy Loves You
08 H2O Gate Blues
09 Peace Go With You, Brother (As-Salaam-Alaikum)
10 Winter in America [Live][_]
11 Song for Bobby Smith [Alternate Take][_]
12 Your Daddy Loves You [Live][_]
13 The Bottle_Guan Guanco [Live][_]

download link:

http://www.mediafire.com/?b3tmbncpz0g




The First Minute of a New Day (1975)


01 Offering
02 The Liberation Song (Red, Black and Green)
03 Must Be Something
04 Ain't No Such Thing as Superman
05 Pardon Our Analysis (We Beg Your Pardon)
06 Guerilla
07 Winter in America
08 Western Sunrise
09 Alluswe

download link:

http://www.mediafire.com/?7bztcyozed9



From South Africa to South Carolina (1975)


A1 Johannesburg

A2 A Toast To The People

A3 The Summer Of '42

A4 Beginnings (The First Minute Of A New Day)

B1 South Carolina (Barnwell)

B2 Essex

B3 Fell Together

B4 A Lovely Day

download link:

http://rapidshare.com/files/132453042/fromsouthafricatosouthcarolina.rar



BRIDGES (1977)


1. Hello Sunday! Hello Road!

2. Song Of The Wind

3. Racetrack In France

4. Vildgolia (Deaf, Dumb & Blind)

5. Under The Hammer

6. We Almost Lost Detroit

7. Tuskegee #626

8. Delta Man (Where I'm Coming From)

9. 95 South (All Of The Places We've Been)


downlaod link:

SECRETS (1978)


01 Angel Dust
02 Madison Avenue
03 Cane
04 Third World Revolution
05 Better Days Ahead
06 Three Miles Down
07 Angola, Louisiana
08 Show Bizness
09 Prayer for Everybody_To Be Free

download link:

http://www.mediafire.com/?bo0mjob2ktu



REFLECTIONS (1981)


01 Storm Music

02 Grandma's Hands

03 Is That Jazz

04 Morning Thoughts

05 Inner City Blues

06 Gun

07 B Movie


download link:

http://www.mediafire.com/?dd0mutlfv9v



ghetto style (a compilation)


01 - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

02 - Or Down You Fall

03 - The Needle's Eye

04 - I Think I'll Call It Morning

05 - When You Are Who You Are

06 - Save The Children

07 - Did You Hear What They Said

08 - Free Will

09 - Speed Kills

10 - Middle Of Your Day

11 - Pieces Of A Man

12 - A Sign Of The Ages

13 - The Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues

14 - Lady Day & John Coltrane

15 - Home Is Where The Hatred Is

16 - No Knock

17 - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Eary Version)

18 - Sex Education- Ghetto Style

19 - Small Talk At 125th & Lenox

20 - King Alfred Plan

21 - Billy Green Is Dead


download link:

http://www.shareonall.com/ghetto_style_yuwa_zip.htm


finally, here is a documentary about GIL SCOTT HERON (six 10 minute parts on blessed YouTube)

part 1

part 2

part 3

part 4

part 5

part 6


if you'd like to learn more about this most accmplished artist visit his AMG page:

http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:0pfoxqwgldhe

and his WIKI page offers many more links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Scott-Heron

i have found these albums on many blogs.
here they are:

http://sanpasquale.blogspot.com/

http://milkcratebreaks.blogspot.com/

http://djalma-soulfood.blogspot.com

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