A POET WITH SOUL: THE BALLADS OF GIL SCOTT-HERON

I wrote a short piece on GSH that I thought hadn’t run yet but, dope as I am, it actually came out on the 2nd. It builds on what I wrote in this post, and tries to go beyond just Scott-Heron’s cultural legacy and get into what he meant as a singer and musician (along with Brian Jackson).

“A poet with soul: The ballads of Gil Scott-Heron” (Los Angeles Times, June 2, 2011)

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4 comments to A POET WITH SOUL: THE BALLADS OF GIL SCOTT-HERON

  • oliver

    one of my all-time heron jams is “delta man” off bridges

    slept on compared to his earlier stuff but a real dusty highway of the mind jammer

  • m.a

    Gil Scott Heron was nothing more than a racist. Look past a muscian and see his character first.

  • m.a

    sigh, because it doesnt affect you. What race are you? Let me call you a nigg$r, spi$k, or chi$k etc…and see how fast you scream racism. Be honest with yourself. No racism is acceptable, under no circumstances. Perhaps, only a racist wouldnt see it this way.

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