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Pollyanna 05-28-2011 07:09 AM

Gil Scott-Heron died yesterday
 
What I know about the man could be written on the back of a postage stamp, apart from the fact that he was a fine lyricst and singer, a deep thinker and a funky guy.

I bought the vinyl of his album Bridges decades ago on the recommendation of a friend. I'd forgotten about his existence for a long time until today when I heard on the radio that he just died and I felt saddened because Bridges was one of my favourite albums to play along with.

RIP Gil.

Here are a couple of my fave tracks on the album:

Vildgolia (Deaf, Dumb and Blind): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpz1dY5bi7g

Delta Man: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8ORbZg5YaI

We Almost Lost Detriot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDC_ZM48S0Y

harryconway 05-28-2011 08:29 AM

Re: Gil Scott-Heron died yesterday
 
The revolution has, and is, bein' televised now, Gil ..... RIP.....

aydee 05-28-2011 09:20 AM

Re: Gil Scott-Heron died yesterday
 
...

'The Bottle' was all over WRVR NYC in the early 80's. WIll never forget a cold, wet & sleety January, 1980 when I made friends with this song.

RIP, activist/poet/singer/songwriter GS Heron.


Say no to drugs, folks. They get the best of us.

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Thaard 05-28-2011 12:14 PM

Re: Gil Scott-Heron died yesterday
 
R.I.P. He had some nice funky tunes, and of course "Revolution will not be televised. True poet.

jonescrusher 05-28-2011 12:28 PM

Re: Gil Scott-Heron died yesterday
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aydee (Post 848217)
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'The Bottle' was all over WRVR NYC in the early 80's. WIll never forget a cold, wet & sleety January, 1980 when I made friends with this song.


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We sometimes encore with this one, never really works, but musically very satisfying and a great number.

The only thing that leaves me confused with him is the homophobia issue. Still, a big loss.

Pollyanna 05-28-2011 04:04 PM

Re: Gil Scott-Heron died yesterday
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jonescrusher (Post 848242)
The only thing that leaves me confused with him is the homophobia issue. Still, a big loss.

But look at how wildly different his tone was to his other tracks. It's like hearing Queen Elizabeth telling fart jokes. He's playing and satirising a character in that one IMO.


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