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Old 06-20-2005, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can't believe that I could'nt find a thread about Gil Scott Heron!!!
Does anyone here have an interest in this incredible man?
A poet, writer, composer...
His works include; The Revolution Will Not Be Televised/Whitey On The Moon and my favourite, The Bottle.
Any veiws ?
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Old 06-20-2005, 05:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i know he got mentioned by lcd soundsystem in "i'm losing my edge"....can you describe his music?
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Old 06-20-2005, 08:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i know he got mentioned by lcd soundsystem in "i'm losing my edge"....can you describe his music?
His music can be described as Jazz/soul, at least with The Bottle.
His early stuff like The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - kinda like Beat Poetry. His Poetry to music earned him the title, The Godfather of Rap and modern rappers today recognise him as such, although Gil Scott Heron would like to see black rappers use their lyrics in a more positive way, which he expresses in his, Message To The Messenger.
His material was political and he also dealt with hard issues such as drug abuse,alcholism and the plight of black Americans.
Check out Whitey On The Moon Adidasss, got a feeling you would be interested!
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Old 06-20-2005, 08:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Can't believe that I could'nt find a thread about Gil Scott Heron!!!
Does anyone here have an interest in this incredible man?
A poet, writer, composer...
His works include; The Revolution Will Not Be Televised/Whitey On The Moon and my favourite, The Bottle.
Any veiws ?
Gil scott Heron Is a fantastic musician, but I'm not surprised no ones started a thread on him. The Jazz forum is a graveyard on this message board. Feel free to bring it back to life, as there seems to be a slow but steady trickling of jazz buffs coming into this forum lately.
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Old 06-21-2005, 03:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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His music can be described as Jazz/soul, at least with The Bottle.
His early stuff like The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - kinda like Beat Poetry. His Poetry to music earned him the title, The Godfather of Rap and modern rappers today recognise him as such, although Gil Scott Heron would like to see black rappers use their lyrics in a more positive way, which he expresses in his, Message To The Messenger.
His material was political and he also dealt with hard issues such as drug abuse,alcholism and the plight of black Americans.
Check out Whitey On The Moon Adidasss, got a feeling you would be interested!
downloaded it....you're right it is beat poetry....great poem though....if only the rapers today would write lyrics like that instead of "i'll take you to the candy shop, i'll let you lick the lollypop, keep going till you hit the spot..."...*sigh*
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Old 06-21-2005, 03:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for looking it up man.

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while we're on the subject of beat poetry, i watched a movie about miguel pinero....also fascinating poems....and a tragic life....
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Gil is my favorite and was ahead of his time in the things he educated us about through his form of Rap at that time. I think its another cat you should checkout called Kulwata at http:www.kulwata.com I believe I read some where Gil is his favorite artist. check it out and tell me what you think. NEW SOUND IN BLUES
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Old 08-18-2005, 02:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Tried the thread jrod but could 'nt get past the home page.
Gil is way ahead of his time and in many different ways.
Personally I prefer his jazz/funk/soul stuff. The Bottle being one of my all time favourite tracks by anyone.
Im not a big admirer of rap, but the lyrical content of his "form of rap" can only be described as poetic. Great man.
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