Gil Scott Heron

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Gil Scott Heron - 1990 - Tales Of Gil Scott Heron FLAC
Recorded live at London's Town & Country Club in 1990, Tales of Gil sees old-school funk's most congenial, but also political figure in full smooth effect, backed by a band of jazz-funk virtuosos. The word "virtuosos" is intended as much as a warning as a compliment: those with sensitive musical sensibilities might struggle through the lengthy bass solo interludes. Otherwise, this is Scott-Heron at his best, mixing polemic with rare jazzy groove and between-song patter. No one was able to sugar the political pill quite like Gil. "Three Miles Down", a tribute to the lives of coal miners, might come across as austere and hectoring in some hands but Scott-Heron delivers it sweet. Disappointingly, he doesn't perform his most famous song, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised", his 1970 proto-rap against media airbrushing of the underprivileged, which establishes him as the missing link between 1960s black jazz radicalism and Public Enemy. However, he does perform "Johannesburg", bristling with new relevance with Nelson Mandela having been released from jail just weeks prior to this performance, and ends with the at once rousing and despairing "The Bottle", his lament for alcoholism, whose languorous, flute-driven funk earned him fresh popularity in the 80s. (Amazon)
Track list:
CD 1
01 - Washington D.C.
02 - Save The Children
03 - Angel Dust
04 - Gun
05 - Blue Collar
06 - Alien (Hold On To Your Dream)
CD 2
01 - Three Miles Down
02 - The Bottle
03 - Winter In America
04 - Is That Jazz
05 - 'B' Movie
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Gil Scott Heron/1990 - Tales Of Gil Scott Heron FLAC/CD 1/03 - Angel Dust.flac 141.581 MB
Gil Scott Heron/1990 - Tales Of Gil Scott Heron FLAC/CD 2/05 - 'B' Movie.flac 99.015 MB
Gil Scott Heron/1990 - Tales Of Gil Scott Heron FLAC/CD 2/02 - The Bottle.flac 95.224 MB
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