Saturday, 28 May 2011

RIP Gil Scott-Heron

Sad news to wake up to this morning about the loss of one of the greats, Gil Scott-Heron.

I felt lucky that a legend had made a come back with two outstanding albums that really stood up with the rest of his classic 70's records and that some of his stuff was now of 'my' time rather than just loving the older stuff. This is especially the case now we know that is his last material (no doubt archives of unreleased stuff will now be rush released) rather than going out on a low note.

Winter In America

Lady Day

Angel Dust

Push Comes To Shove

We Almost Lost Detroit

Rivers Of My Fathers

Is That Jazz?

B Movie

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

The Bottle

Richard of XL Records, who put out his last two albums, has blogged about recollections and tribute.

And finally, the first mix I saw, and what broke the news to me, from blackclassical digging a little deeper than other tribute mixes will no doubt go.

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