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Aardvark
May 28th, 2011, 04:25 AM
Interesting and uneven career but this guy (http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2011/05/27/136731274/gil-scott-heron-poet-and-musician-has-died) cut a wide swath in the rye long before others knew Holden was going to try and catch them.



Cheers,
Aardvark



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weedywet
May 28th, 2011, 04:45 AM
that's sad. he was young too.


I met him once up at Arista, and he was INTENSE.

but amazingly talented.

G. Hoffman
May 28th, 2011, 04:46 AM
Damn unfortunate. Quite liked him.

weedywet
May 28th, 2011, 04:50 AM
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sbs
May 28th, 2011, 06:21 AM
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archtop
May 28th, 2011, 07:11 AM
never heard of the cat before.
what a rich voice he has/had?

cool poem - whitey on the moon.
real-- devoid of bullshit.

TubaSolo
May 28th, 2011, 07:23 AM
No. Fucking. Way.:Cry:

I felt happy for him recently, hearing a song from his latest album a bit everywhere on the radio and even in shopping malls, happy he could enjoy some quasi-mainstream success.

The timbre of his voice alone always made you wanna... I dunno, either reconciliate with mankind, or go down on the street & start a riot, depending on the lyrics.

"See that black boy over there, runnin' scared/
his ol' man's in a bottle."

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Goes211
May 28th, 2011, 09:01 AM
The timbre of his voice alone always made you wanna... I dunno, either reconciliate with mankind, or go down on the street & start a riot, depending on the lyrics.


Beautiful.
:Thumbsup:

R I P Gil

radiationroom
May 28th, 2011, 01:42 PM
never heard of the cat before.
what a rich voice he has/had?

Get his album "From South Africa to South Carolina". Don't ask why, just get it, open a beer, turn your system up and prepare yourself for about 45 minutes of serious, intelligent, musical commentary on the world we live in.

"....What's the word? Tell me brother have you heard about Johannesburg...."

Rest in peace Gil. :Sad:

nobby
May 28th, 2011, 02:33 PM
I remember "The Bottle" getting regular air play on WRVR in NY back in the day.

I can't imagine the 1970s without GSH.

Props and RIP

Fulcrum
May 28th, 2011, 04:01 PM
It didn't get much more real than when he kept it real.

Much respect.

PRobb
May 28th, 2011, 11:22 PM
I don't know if the revolution will be televised, but it will be face booked, twittered and you tubed.

R.I.P. GSH.

TubaSolo
May 29th, 2011, 08:43 AM
For those interested, here's a great site about GSH (http://neverenoughrhodes.blogspot.com/search/label/gil%20scott-heron), among other subjects.

plughead
May 29th, 2011, 03:58 PM
A fellow with intelligent, witty, and purposeful lyrics: def. gone too soon...

RIP GSH

samc
May 29th, 2011, 04:52 PM
Someone who contributed more than he'll ever be credited for, he's one of a handful of artists who can claim an entire catalog of only intelligent lyrics.

Fulcrum
May 29th, 2011, 07:58 PM
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Smileyblue
June 3rd, 2011, 12:40 AM
I once had a boyfriend who was a UK DJ. He was totally geeked out on Heron.

I know why. What an amazing legacy.....he will be missed.