Gil Scott Heron

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  • morriss 19 Oct 2006 11:37:34 70,947 posts
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    I bought a 'best of' the other day purely on the strength of the classic, "Revolution will not be televised" that I've had on various compilations for years.

    His music is surprisingly soulful and not as outspoken as Revolution, but I like it all the same.

    Can anyone recommend anything or wish to share the G.S.H. love?

    Edited by morriss at 11:39:59 19-10-2006
  • kincaide 19 Oct 2006 11:39:05 5,067 posts
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    Man, you've got some "Bottle"

    /see what I did there
  • morriss 19 Oct 2006 11:40:01 70,947 posts
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    kincaide wrote:
    Man, you've got some "Bottle"

    /see what I did there
    I'm afraid not.

    EDIT: All is now clear.

    /hugs google

    :)



    Edited by morriss at 11:43:28 19-10-2006
  • The_Aardvark 19 Oct 2006 11:45:41 3,063 posts
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    I've only got a comp. called "Ghetto Style" but "Home is Where the Hatred" is and "Lady Day and John Coltrane" are both absolutely essential tracks.
  • morriss 19 Oct 2006 11:47:05 70,947 posts
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    The_Aardvark wrote:
    I've only got a comp. called "Ghetto Style" but "Home is Where the Hatred" is and "Lady Day and John Coltrane" are both absolutely essential tracks.
    Yeah, they're on that 'Best Of' album I have.

    One thing that I found unique to 'Revolution' was the prominant bass-line. No other songs on the Best Of (all 21 of them) have that. Which is a real shame.
  • smoothpete 19 Oct 2006 11:48:56 31,501 posts
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    I've got a cover of that called "The Revolution will not happen between these thighs", I think by Jill Scott. As far as I know they aren't related, it's a great little song about rappers generally shitty attitudes to women. In terms of Gill Scott Heron I couldn't really suggest anything, Revolution is the only song I know

    /resolves to buy more
  • morriss 19 Oct 2006 11:50:25 70,947 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    In terms of Gill Scott Heron I couldn't really suggest anything, Revolution is the only song I know

    /resolves to buy more
    I said that about 10 years ago. Just got round to it last Sunday! :)
  • p3rks 19 Oct 2006 11:52:09 1,085 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    I've got a cover of that called "The Revolution will not happen between these thighs", I think by Jill Scott. As far as I know they aren't related, it's a great little song about rappers generally shitty attitudes to women. In terms of Gill Scott Heron I couldn't really suggest anything, Revolution is the only song I know

    /resolves to buy more

    They aren't related, and 'between these thighs' was by someone called Sarah Jones. I have it on a comp somewhere as well, but cant remember which one.
  • smoothpete 19 Oct 2006 11:58:21 31,501 posts
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    p3rks wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    I've got a cover of that called "The Revolution will not happen between these thighs", I think by Jill Scott. As far as I know they aren't related, it's a great little song about rappers generally shitty attitudes to women. In terms of Gill Scott Heron I couldn't really suggest anything, Revolution is the only song I know

    /resolves to buy more

    They aren't related, and 'between these thighs' was by someone called Sarah Jones. I have it on a comp somewhere as well, but cant remember which one.
    Ah of course, I remember now -"I'm Sarah Jones, not Foxy Brown". It's on the Xen Cuts Ninja Tunes 10 year anniversary compilation, disc 1
  • Shrimp 19 Oct 2006 12:00:17 1,081 posts
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    p3rks wrote:

    They aren't related, and 'between these thighs' was by someone called Sarah Jones. I have it on a comp somewhere as well, but cant remember which one.

    Yeah, that's on Funkungfusion I think. The music is DJ Vadim.

    /resists temptation to use the phrase "on the ones and twos" or "on the beats"
  • djchump 19 Oct 2006 12:12:23 4,463 posts
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    my GSH faves:

    Revolution will not be televised
    The bottle
    Home is where the hatred is
    Free Will
    Lady Day and John Coltrane
    Billy Green is dead
  • special_move 19 Oct 2006 13:17:04 84 posts
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    No expert but I'm always listening to his Winter in america album, not one duff track.

    had the pleasure of seeing him once in Edinburgh in a small club there, one of the best live acts I've seen.
  • Mr_Sleep 19 Oct 2006 13:46:42 16,975 posts
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    Pieces of a Man is supposed to be a good album, I think he's probably similar to quite a few similar geezers from the time and that's avoid the late seventies and eighties and anything else should be top notch.

    I haven't got much of his stuff at all, which is a shame as I really like the best of I have (Ghetto Style as mentioned earlier).

    Are you looking for other similar stuff? I'm sure i could think of some things.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • EddieBear 28 May 2011 02:37:57 560 posts
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    There are rumours going round that he's died. Haven't seen anything on major news sites but sad news if true.
  • thesonglessbird 28 May 2011 02:51:56 193 posts
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    Confirmed by his friend / someone with some credibility (http://twitter.com/#!/baddabyng)

    Very sad, the guy was a legend. RIP Gil Scott-Heron.
  • Dirtbox 28 May 2011 02:58:58 77,756 posts
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    Aw man. That makes this his last major recording/release. Sort of fitting in the same way Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt was a fitting last major recording for him.

    +1 / Like / Tweet this post

  • boo 28 May 2011 04:43:03 11,757 posts
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    Looks to be correct, sadly.

    RIP, GSH.

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  • morriss 28 May 2011 07:54:42 70,947 posts
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    Oh no!
  • riz23 28 May 2011 11:22:20 1,276 posts
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    Sad news indeed. I saw him last year and consider myself very lucky. He performed 'Pieces of a man' my favourite track. I shed a tear..

    /man up
  • Mr_Sleep 28 May 2011 11:34:23 16,975 posts
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    What a shame. He seemed to have come through some of his worst problems.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • Blaketown 28 May 2011 12:27:25 4,645 posts
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    Really genuinely gutted about this.

    Pieces Of A Man is easily in the top 5 soul albums ever recorded.

    Rest in peace.

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • senso-ji 28 May 2011 13:33:15 5,855 posts
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    Very sad news. Heron was one of the top visionaries in music.

    RIP
  • Nasty 28 May 2011 14:42:21 4,741 posts
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    :'(

    Only really began listening to him a few years ago after hearing him on Zane Lowes Radio 1 show of all things (only thing I could find on the Radio in the car one night) and he played Me and the Devil and I was hooked. Before that he was just a name you'd heard of.

    Crap news.
  • Deleted user 29 May 2011 00:36:09
    Sad news :( truely a great artist.
  • FuzzyDuck 1 Jun 2011 06:04:35 4,038 posts
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    Sad news indeed.

    I find the sentiment behind "Lady Day and John Coltrane" utterly empowering at times.

    R.I.P. good sir.
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