Monday, May 30, 2011

Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011)

Gil Scott-Heron died over the weekend—a musician and poet with a killing sense of black humour.  Gil was not “miscellaneous.”

The JazzOnTheTube site has put together this tribute, including:

  • "Is it Jazz?", one of the greatest love poems to jazz ever written.
  • "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised", a phrase Gil coined.
  • "The Bottle," one of the most beloved Soul tunes in the UK, especially the North where they take their Soul seriously!
Gill Scott-Heron tribute by JazzOnTheTube.

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2 Comments:

Blogger MikeE said...

an abosolute legend.

5/30/2011 12:13:00 pm  
Anonymous Home Inspector Training said...

I am grateful to the universe to have had the spirit and soul of Gil Scott-Heron for as long as we did. As long as we speak his name he will never be forgotten. Whenever, I hear your voice, your music my heart smiles. I LOVE YOU and welcome your spirit as I meditate and pray. I will see you next lifetime.

6/01/2011 05:12:00 pm  

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