Gil Scott-Heron
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1949-04-01
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Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and 1980s. His collaborative efforts with musician ...

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Biography

Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and 1980s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. His own term for himself was "bluesologist", which he defined as "a scientist who is concerned with the origin of the blues." His music, most notably on Pieces of a Man and Winter in America in the early 1970s, influenced and helped engender later African-American music genres such as hip hop and neo soul.

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When You Are Who You Are
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When You Are Who You Are When You Are Who You Are When You Are Who You Are When You Are Who You Are
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Grandma's Hands
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Grandma's Hands Grandma's Hands Grandma's Hands Grandma's Hands
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Lady Day And John Coltrane
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Lady Day And John Coltrane Lady Day And John Coltrane Lady Day And John Coltrane Lady Day And John Coltrane
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Johannesburg
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Johannesburg Johannesburg Johannesburg Johannesburg
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Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
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Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
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The Vulture
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The Vulture The Vulture The Vulture The Vulture
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I'll Take Care Of U
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I'll Take Care Of U I'll Take Care Of U I'll Take Care Of U I'll Take Care Of U
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Hello Sunday! Hello Road!
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Hello Sunday! Hello Road! Hello Sunday! Hello Road! Hello Sunday! Hello Road! Hello Sunday! Hello Road!
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1986 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1986-06-20T16:00:15
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1986 Glastonbury

20 June 1986


Biography

Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and 1980s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. His own term for himself was "bluesologist", which he defined as "a scientist who is concerned with the origin of the blues." His music, most notably on Pieces of a Man and Winter in America in the early 1970s, influenced and helped engender later African-American music genres such as hip hop and neo soul.

Besides influencing contemporary musicians, Scott-Heron remained active until his death, and in 2010 released his first new album in 16 years, entitled I'm New Here. A memoir he had been working on for years up to the time of his death, The Last Holiday, was also published, posthumously in January 2012.

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