Gil Scott‐Heron
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1949-04-01
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Gil Scott‐Heron

Gil Scott‐Heron Biography (Wikipedia)

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 the albums Pieces of a Man and Winter in America in the early 1970s, influenced and foreshadowed later African-American music genres such as hip hop and neo soul. Scott-Heron is considered by many to be the first rapper/MC ever. His recording work received much critical acclaim, especially one of his best-known compositions, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised". AllMusic's John Bush called him "one of the most important progenitors of rap music," stating that "his aggressive, no-nonsense street poetry inspired a legion of intelligent rappers while his engaging songwriting skills placed him square in the R&B charts later in his career."

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The Revolution will not be Televised
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The Revolution will not be Televised
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Re-Ron
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Re-Ron
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When You Are Who You Are
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When You Are Who You Are
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Johannesburg
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Johannesburg
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Lady Day And John Coltrane
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Lady Day And John Coltrane
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Angel Dust
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Angel Dust
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I'll Take Care Of U
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I'll Take Care Of U
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The Bottle
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The Bottle
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NY Is Killing Me
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NY Is Killing Me
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I'll Take Care Of You
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I'll Take Care Of You
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Pieces Of A Man
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Pieces Of A Man
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New York is Killing Me
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New York is Killing Me
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Grandma's Hands
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Grandma's Hands
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Shut 'Um Down
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Shut 'Um Down
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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
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The Bottle
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The Bottle
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Winter In America
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Winter In America
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Me And The Devil
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Me And The Devil
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It's Your World
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It's Your World
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Gun (Jayl Funk Edit)
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Gun (Jayl Funk Edit)
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Winter In America
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Winter In America
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Glastonbury: 1986
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1986-06-20T23:08:20
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1986

Glastonbury: 1986

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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