Sunday, May 29, 2011
Gil Scott-Heron died May 27. I'm a million miles away from being an expert on jazz, soul, funk, blues or poetry, but GSH was the guy. I've never heard anyone like him, and I wonder if he shouldn't be revered the same way Leonard Cohen seesm to be. Anyway, if you've never heard The Revolution Will Not be Televised, you're excluding a major piece of important music history, but you can hear it below.
Anyway, here's an intriguing quote from the man regarding hip hop music:
"They need to study music. I played in several bands before I began my career as a poet. There’s a big difference between putting words over some music, and blending those same words into the music. There’s not a lot of humor. They use a lot of slang and colloquialisms, and you don’t really see inside the person. Instead, you just get a lot of posturing."
Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here by naoalinhados3
Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised by alvaradodurandgmail
03 GIL SCOTT HERON THE BOTTLE (ORIGINAL REMASTERED VERSION) by steveblum72
Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Remix) by Ecstra Kool
Field Of Mars - Gil Scott Heron by Field Of Mars
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson 03 Willing by PANTSGOESDOWN
GIL SCOTT HERON RE RON~1 by groove68
Gil Scott Heron - Angel Dust by Sparrow
Gil Scott-Heron - Grandma's Hands by uuul
Gil Scott-Heron - The Bottle (Bloodfire Rework) by Jack.GG
Gil Scott Heron-Your Daddy Loves You (For Gia) by zvio
Numerous links to purchase GSH music at his website.