We bought our copy there and then.
He made his first records in the early 1970's but all but disappeared from view in the early 1980's.
An American poet, musician, and author known primarily for his late 1970s and early 1980s 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.
One of his hits from yore:
And here's what he sounds like in 2010: