Monday, February 15, 2010

The return of Gil Scott-Heron

Radio Dupree's intrepid globetrotter stepped into a record store in Bristol a couple of days ago and heard a familiar voice playing over the speakers. Yes, Gil Scott-Heron is back!
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.

From Wikipedia:
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:

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