Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* ‎– Winter In America

Strata-East ‎– SES-19742
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold

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A1 Peace Go With You, Brother (As-Salaam-Alaikum)
Written-By – Scott-Heron/B. Jackson*
A2 Rivers Of My Fathers
Written-By – Scott-Heron/B. Jackson*
A3 A Very Precious Time
Written-By – Scott-Heron/B. Jackson*
A4 Back Home
Written-By – Scott-Heron/B. Jackson*
B1 The Bottle
Written-By – Scott-Heron*
B2 Song For Bobby Smith
Written-By – Scott-Heron*
B3 Your Daddy Loves You
Written-By – Scott-Heron*
B4 H2Ogate Blues
Written-By – Scott-Heron*
B5 Peace Go With You Brother (Wa-Alaikum-Salaam)
Written-By – Scott-Heron/B. Jackson*

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All compositions published by Brouhaha Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Recorded on September 4, 5 and October 15, 1973 at D&B Sound, Silver Springs, Maryland
Produced by Perpis-Fall Music, Inc.

"Look at trees,
they don't bother nobody.
Let folks burn 'em, cut 'em,
paint 'em and use 'em
but they don't bother nobody…
That is, till money…
But like, whose fault is that?"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A etched): SES 19742 A sw
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B etched): SES 19742 B-1 sw
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 26) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SE8TR-19742 Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson Winter In America(8-Trk, Album) Strata-East SE8TR-19742 US 1974 Sell This Version
SNAP103CD Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(CD, Album, RE, RM) Charly Records SNAP103CD UK 2001 Sell This Version
TVT 4320-2 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rumal-Gia Records, TVT Classics TVT 4320-2 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
CHARLYLP0002-1 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(LP, RE, Gat) Charly Records CHARLYLP0002-1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SES-19742 Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson* Winter In America(LP, Album, RP, Pal) Strata-East SES-19742 US Unknown Sell This Version


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August 21, 2019
This is a very warm-sounding, funky record, and not at all like winter in America, which is generally very cold and not at all funky!! I think "Summer in America" would have been a more befitting title, but unfortunately I was not around when Gil and Brian were picking the name for the record.


October 14, 2015
This might be just one of the best albums of the 70's - at the very least, it's one of the most touching. The parts that really get to me are the songs where it's just Jackson drenching the surroundings in that beautiful echoey classic Rhodes tremolo, making everything seem sweet and uneasy at the same time, while Gil delivers lyrics that are half prayer and half love song, in a voice I can only describe as "honest-sounding". Sad hopefulness or hopeful sadness? Whatever it is, it's painfully intimate. The whole album is such an experience.

That having been said, does anyone know of a good CD reissue of it? The one I recently bought (SNAF833CD from Charly Records) has quite a bit of hiss on it, and I'm sure that there must be better-sounding versions out there.