Gil Scott-Heron

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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Gil Scott-Heron Discography

Albums

Gil Scott-Heron Small Talk At 125th And Lenox (Album) Flying Dutchman, Flying Dutchman US 1970 Sell This Version
Gil Scott-Heron Pieces Of A Man (Album) Flying Dutchman US 1971 Sell This Version
Gil Scott-Heron Free Will (Album) Flying Dutchman US 1972 Sell This Version
Gil Scott-Heron The Mind Of Gil Scott-Heron (Album) Arista US 1978 Sell This Version
Gil Scott-Heron Real Eyes (Album) Arista US 1980 Sell This Version
Gil Scott-Heron Reflections (Album) Arista US 1981 Sell This Version
Gil Scott-Heron Moving Target (Album) Arista Germany 1982 Sell This Version
Gil Scott Heron* Minister Of Information - Live (Album) Castle Communications PLC Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Gil Scott-Heron Spirits (Album) TVT Records Canada 1994 Sell This Version
Gil Scott-Heron The Best Of Gil Scott-Heron Live (Album) Compendia 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
Gil Scott-Heron I'm New Here (Album) XL Recordings UK 2010 Sell This Version
Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx - We're New Here (Album) Young Turks, XL Recordings Taiwan 2011 Sell This Version
Gil Scott-Heron Nothing New XL Recordings UK 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

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 US 1971 Sell This Version
Gil Scott-Heron With Pretty Purdie & The Playboys* Gil Scott-Heron With Pretty Purdie & The Playboys* - Lady Day And John Coltrane Flying Dutchman US 1972 Sell This Version
Gil Scott-Heron Johannesburg (Single) Arista Australia 1975 Sell This Version
Gil Scott-Heron Superman / We Beg Your Pardon America Arista 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
Gil Scott-Heron Third World Revolution / Angel Dust (Single) Arista US 1978 Sell This Version
Gil Scott-Heron Show Bizness / Better Days Ahead (Single) Arista US 1979 Sell This Version
Gil Scott-Heron Willing / Shah Mot (The Shah Is Dead/Checkmate) Arista US 1980 Sell This Version
Gil Scott-Heron Shut 'Um Down / Baltimore Arista Canada 1980 Sell This Version

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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 5 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
dJ_olivier_astro

dJ_olivier_astro

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 11 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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