Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron

Real Name:
Gil Scott-Heron
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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Gil Scott-Heron Discography


FD 10131 Gil Scott-Heron Small Talk At 125th And Lenox (Album) Flying Dutchman, Flying Dutchman FD 10131 US 1970 Sell This Version
FD 10143 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) Flying Dutchman FD-10153 US 1972 Sell This Version
AB 4197 Gil Scott-Heron The Mind Of Gil Scott-Heron (Album) Arista AB 4197 US 1978 Sell This Version
AL 9540 Gil Scott-Heron Real Eyes (Album) Arista AL 9540 US 1980 Sell This Version
AL 9566 Gil Scott-Heron Reflections (Album) Arista AL 9566 US 1981 Sell This Version
204 921 Gil Scott-Heron Moving Target (Album) Arista 204 921 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
CMC 3092-2 Gil Scott Heron* Minister Of Information - Live (Album) Castle Communications PLC CMC 3092-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
TVT 4310-4 Gil Scott-Heron Spirits (Album) TVT Records TVT 4310-4 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
5770 Gil Scott-Heron The Best Of Gil Scott-Heron Live (Album) Compendia 5770 US 2004 Sell This Version
751312 Gil Scott-Heron Winter In America, Summer In Europe(CD, Album) Pickwick 751312 UK 2004 Sell This Version
ACAD 8198 Gil Scott-Heron Live At The Town & Country 1988(2xCD, Album) Acadia ACAD 8198 UK 2008 Sell This Version
XLCD471, XLCD471RT Gil Scott-Heron I'm New Here (Album) XL Recordings XLCD471, XLCD471RT UK 2010 Sell This Version
HN834CD 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 XL Recordings XLLP575RSD UK 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FD-26011 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 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
AR-10958 Gil Scott-Heron Johannesburg (Single) Arista AR-10958 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
AS-0117-DJB Gil Scott-Heron Superman / We Beg Your Pardon America Arista AS-0117-DJB US 1975 Sell This Version
SPD-1 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(12", Promo) Arista SPD-1 US 1976 Sell This Version
2C 010-97.462 Gil Scott-Heron Johannesburg / South Carolina(7") Arista, Pathé Marconi EMI 2C 010-97.462 France 1976 Sell This Version
AS 0366 Gil Scott-Heron Third World Revolution / Angel Dust (Single) Arista AS 0366 US 1978 Sell This Version
AS 0390 Gil Scott-Heron Show Bizness / Better Days Ahead (Single) Arista AS 0390 US 1979 Sell This Version
AS 0505 Gil Scott-Heron Willing / Shah Mot (The Shah Is Dead/Checkmate) Arista AS 0505 US 1980 Sell This Version
AS 0488 Gil Scott-Heron Shut 'Um Down / Baltimore Arista AS 0488 Canada 1980 Sell This Version

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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.


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


May 30, 2011
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May 28, 2011
Yet another one of our soul brothers gone! R.I.P you will be missed.
Keep The faith.


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


December 10, 2005
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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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