Gilbert Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken-word performer in the 1970s and 1980s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron.
Scott-Heron’s recording work is often associated with black militant activism and has received much critical acclaim for one of his most well-known compositions The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.
Gil Scott-Heron (born April 1, 1949 in Chicago, died May 27, 2011 in New York City) was an American poet and musician, known primarily for his late 1960s and early 1970s work as a spoken word performer, associated with African American militant activists.
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Spirits (Gil Scott-Heron album). Spirits is the 1994 album by Gil Scott-Heron. The title track is an interpretation of the John Coltrane piece, and "The Other Side" is a live version of Scott-Heron's 1971 track "Home is Where the Hatred Is" with a new arrangement and many new verses that expand the original to nearly twenty minutes. It was later sampled for "Home" on the 2011 Jamie XX collaboration album, We're New Here.
Gil Scott-Heron is arguably one of the first rappers, combining music, poetry, and spoken word in his work. Here, you can check out a complete list of the best Gil Scott-Heron albums, including every studio album along with pictures of the album covers. This Gil Scott-Heron discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Gil Scott-Heron albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Gil Scott-Heron singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums.
Biography by John Bush. Politically charged poet and singer of enrapturing 1970s jazz/R&B polemics, and a huge influence on countless hip-hop incendiaries. Gil Scott-Heron, Gil . Winter in America. Pieces of a Man. Gil Scott-Heron, Brian.
Bridges (Gil Scott-Heron album). Bridges Track listing. All tracks written by Gil Scott-Heron except as noted.