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Gil Scott-Heron

Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for hiswork as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and 1980s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion ofjazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocalstyles by Scott-Heron. His own term for himself was "bluesologist", which he defined as "a scientist who is concerned with the origin of theblues". His music, most notably on ...read more

Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for hiswork as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and 1980s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion ofjazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocalstyles by Scott-Heron. His own term for himself was "bluesologist", which he defined as "a scientist who is concerned with the origin of theblues". His music, most notably on 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 remained active until his death, and in 2010 released his first new album in 16 years, entitled I'm New Here. A memoir he hadbeen working on for years up to the time of his death, The Last Holiday, was published, posthumously in January 2012.

His recording work received much critical acclaim, especially one of his best-known compositions "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised". « hide

Similar Bands: Curtis Mayfield, Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX, The Last Poets

I'm New Here
2010

3.7
78 Votes
Reflections
1981

3.7
12 Votes
Pieces of a Man
1971

4.2
100 Votes
Small Talk At 125th And Lennox
1970

4.2
29 Votes

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