Not surprisingly beautiful tributes and post to honor and remember the late Gil Scott Heron have been popping up all over the net. I decided to provide you with the most beautiful ones.
The Revivalist did two post on Gil Scott Heron the first one “Remembering Gil-Scott Heron 1949 – 2011” enlightens us about his body of work. The second post features youtube videos of the documentary “The Revolution will not be Televised”. Definitely a must watch for those of you who are not in the loop when it comes to what this man meant to the Black Arts Movement in USA.
But for me the best way to remember this artist and to get a feel of what Gil Scott Heron was all about … is to listen to his music. Giant Step posted a really beautiful downloadable Gil Scott Heron mix by “Twit One” called “A Salute to Gil Scott Heron“.
if you press the arrow on the right side of the soundcloud music wave (you know…the small one underneath the info button) you can download this straight to your computer!!
Gil Scott-Heron (April 1, – May 27, 2011) was an American poet, musician, and author known primarily for his late 1970s and early 1980s work as a spoken word performer and his collaborative soul works with musician Brian Jackson. His collaborative efforts with Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues and soul music, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. The music of these albums, most notably Pieces of a Man and Winter in America in the early 1970s, influenced and helped engender later African-American music genres such as hip hop and neo soul.
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”. His poetic style has been influential upon every generation of hip hop since his popularity began.In addition to being widely considered an influence in today’s music, Scott-Heron remained active until his death, and in 2010 released his first new album in 16 years, entitled I’m New Here.
Filed under: Electronic, music, music video | Tags: gil scott heron, jamie xx, we're new here
Filed under: Electronic, music | Tags: gil scott heron, jamie xx, we're new here
Yep it’s Strangefruitmusicblog informing you on what’s new again. We told you Gil Scott Heron and Jamie XX we’re cooking up something some time ago. Now, with a little help of the Guardian, we can hit you up with the end result before the full release hits the store on the 21st of February.
Even though you can stream all of this for free, there is a catch … the folks at the Guardian would like to know what you think!!Vodpod videos no longer available.
Filed under: Electronic, mix, music, music video | Tags: gil scott heron, jamie xx, we're new here
Jamie Smith a.k.a. Jamie XX is one of the four members of an English Indie group by the name of XX who has made an album, reworking Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘I’m New Here’. It’s to be called ‘We’re New Here’ and will be out on the 21st of February 2011. For a taste of want that sounds like you can stream the official video for ‘NY Is Killing Me’ by Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx below.
For more information on this project or to purchase this track, visit: : http://www.werenewhere.com.
Vodpod videos no longer available.