Gil Scott-Heron

Real Name:
Gil Scott-Heron
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Singer, spoken-word, activist and author of Jamaican descent
Born: April 1, 1949 (Chicago, IL, USA)
Died: May 27, 2011 (New York, NY, USA)

American poet, musician, and author known primarily for his late 1960s and early 1970s work as a spoken word soul performer and his collaborative work with musician Brian Jackson. His collaborative efforts with Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues and soul music, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. The music of these albums, most notably 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. Scott-Heron’s recording work is often associated with black militant activism and has received much critical acclaim for one of his most well-known compositions “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”. On his influence, Allmusic wrote “Scott-Heron’s unique proto-rap style influenced a generation of hip-hop artists”.
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Albums

FD 10131 Gil Scott-Heron - Small Talk At 125th And Lenox album art Gil Scott-Heron Small Talk At 125th And Lenox (Album) Flying Dutchman FD 10131 US 1970 Sell This Version
FD 10143 Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man album art Gil Scott-Heron Pieces Of A Man (Album) Flying Dutchman FD 10143 US 1971 Sell This Version
FD-10153 Gil Scott-Heron - Free Will album art Gil Scott-Heron Free Will (Album) Flying Dutchman FD-10153 US 1972 Sell This Version
AB 4197 Gil Scott-Heron - The Mind Of Gil Scott-Heron album art Gil Scott-Heron The Mind Of Gil Scott-Heron (Album) Arista AB 4197 US 1978 Sell This Version
ATC 9540 Gil Scott-Heron - Real Eyes album art Gil Scott-Heron Real Eyes (Album) Arista ATC 9540 US 1980 Sell This Version
AL 9566 Gil Scott-Heron - Reflections album art Gil Scott-Heron Reflections (Album) Arista AL 9566 US 1981 Sell This Version
AL 9606 Gil Scott-Heron - Moving Target album art Gil Scott-Heron Moving Target (Album) Arista AL 9606 US 1982 Sell This Version
CN 4882/S Gil Scott-Heron - In Concert-397 album art Gil Scott-Heron / Robert Cray Gil Scott-Heron / Robert Cray - In Concert-397(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4882/S UK 1986 Sell This Version
CMC 3092-2 Gil Scott-Heron - Minister Of Information - Live album art Gil Scott Heron* Minister Of Information - Live (Album) Castle Communications PLC CMC 3092-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
TVT 4310-2 Gil Scott-Heron - Spirits album art Gil Scott-Heron Spirits (Album) TVT Records TVT 4310-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
5770 Gil Scott-Heron - The Best Of Gil Scott-Heron Live album art Gil Scott-Heron The Best Of Gil Scott-Heron Live (Album) Compendia 5770 US 2004 Sell This Version
ACAD 8198 Gil Scott-Heron - Live At The Town & Country 1988 album art Gil Scott-Heron Live At The Town & Country 1988(2xCD, Album) Acadia ACAD 8198 UK 2008 Sell This Version
MR 5074-2 Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here album art Gil Scott-Heron I'm New Here (Album) XL Recordings MR 5074-2 Ukraine 2010 Sell This Version
HN834CD Gil Scott-Heron - We're New Here album art Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx - We're New Here (Album) Young Turks, XL Recordings HN834CD Taiwan 2011 Sell This Version
XLLP575RSD Gil Scott-Heron - Nothing New album art Gil Scott-Heron Nothing New (Album) XL Recordings XLLP575RSD UK 2014 Sell This Version
XL1006CD Gil Scott-Heron - We’re New Again (A Reimagining By Makaya McCraven) album art Gil Scott-Heron, Makaya McCraven Gil Scott-Heron, Makaya McCraven - We’re New Again (A Reimagining By Makaya McCraven) (Album) XL Recordings XL1006CD Europe 2020 Sell This Version
TDP54024 Gil Scott-Heron - Summer '86 album art Gil Scott-Heron And His Amnesia Express, Gil Scott-Heron Gil Scott-Heron And His Amnesia Express, Gil Scott-Heron - Summer '86(LP, RP) Trading Places TDP54024 UK 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FD-26011 Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised / Home Is Where The Hatred Is album art Gil Scott-Heron With Pretty Purdie* And The Playboys (2) Gil Scott-Heron With Pretty Purdie* And The Playboys (2) - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised / Home Is Where The Hatred Is (Single) Flying Dutchman FD-26011 US 1971 Sell This Version
FD-26015 Gil Scott-Heron - Lady Day And John Coltrane album art Gil Scott-Heron With Pretty Purdie & The Playboys* Gil Scott-Heron With Pretty Purdie & The Playboys* - Lady Day And John Coltrane Flying Dutchman FD-26015 US 1972 Sell This Version
AS 0117 Gil Scott-Heron - Superman / We Beg Your Pardon America album art Gil Scott-Heron Superman / We Beg Your Pardon America Arista AS 0117 US 1975 Sell This Version
AS 0152 Gil Scott-Heron - Johannesburg album art Gil Scott-Heron Johannesburg (Single) Arista AS 0152 US 1975 Sell This Version
2C 010-97462 Gil Scott-Heron - Johannesburg / South Carolina album art Gil Scott-Heron Johannesburg / South Carolina (Single) Arista, Pathé Marconi EMI 2C 010-97462 France 1976 Sell This Version
none Gil Scott-Heron - The Bottle / Don't Walk Away / Makes You Blind album art Gil Scott-Heron / General Johnson / The Glitter Band Gil Scott-Heron / General Johnson / The Glitter Band - The Bottle / Don't Walk Away / Makes You Blind (Comp) Arista none US 1976 Sell This Version
AS 0366 Gil Scott-Heron - Angel Dust album art Gil Scott-Heron Angel Dust (Single) Arista AS 0366 US 1978 Sell This Version
AS 0390 Gil Scott-Heron - Show Bizness album art Gil Scott-Heron Show Bizness (Single) Arista AS 0390 Canada 1979 Sell This Version

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soulfunktion

soulfunktion

December 1, 2019
edited 9 months ago
He was such a talent who unfortunately did not heed his own songs about the dangers of drugs such as 'Angel Dust'. . It's a damn shame as I saw him so many times in the late 70's & 80's as live he was electric and politically astute. A man with so much talent and wisdom who went missing for 20 years and when he reappeared the world had moved on.
bell-end

bell-end

December 18, 2016
I only discovered Gil upon the release of his last album.i was blown away,but more recently I picked up the album 'nothing new' on vinyl which had a DVD called 'who is Gil Scott-Heron?' I must have watched this film 50 times or more,it's so inspiring....
'if you could help someone,why wouldn't you'
Why indeed.in these troubled times I feel the tide is turning to embrace this mantra,or at least I hope it is.
Raghib

Raghib

October 31, 2015
I have managed to gather all of Gil - Scott Heron's work. Cd's, Vinyl, and tapes. Minus a few of the compiled work, I wasn't interested in buying the same tracks over and over. But, I can say yes I do own all of his work. Excelled, without praising this man taught us all how to make a difference. There were many others of this message, caliber, skill, and, concentration. Gil - Scott Heron is by far a leading vessel in musicianship. A pure Scholar, one of my very first impressions of Jazz music was through his Funk and Soul.
madscience

madscience

June 16, 2011
RIP Gil Scott-Heron, Peace go with you brother.
pungisotu

pungisotu

May 30, 2011
edited over 9 years ago
R.I.P.
notthat

notthat

May 28, 2011
Yet another one of our soul brothers gone! R.I.P you will be missed.
Keep The faith.
notthat
DjOlivierAstro

DjOlivierAstro

May 28, 2011
RIP Mr Gil Scott Heron , gone much too soon, thank you , your music and your legacy are immortal .....
manchester

manchester

December 10, 2005
edited over 15 years ago
Gil Scott-Heron is a poet come musical artist come political activist come founding father of socially conscious Hip Hop. His music encompassess Soul, Jazz, Blues, R N'B.... His lyrical vision is incredibly powerful and poignant. The guy does not get the plaudits or the column inches as the Marvin Gaye's, Stevie Wonders, Al Greens, Curtis Mayfields or Aretha Franklins - all great legendary artists but his phenomenal musical legacy is equally up there with all these names I have mentioned. His most famous song 'The Bottle' rocked clubs such as The Paradise Garage and The Loft back in the day and continues to light up discerning dancefloors today. Check any of his albums from the 70s right thru to the mid-late 80s and you will find some of the greatest pieces of radical Black music of the last century. LEGEND - & THE ULTIMATE RESPECT IS DUE.

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