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The W - Music - Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011)
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Boudin blanc

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One of the most important voices in jazz passes away.

Gil Scott-Heron, Voice of Black Culture, Dies at 62 (

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Man, Fridays have been bad this month.

Gil had one of the morning matinee slots at Coachella '99 on one of the smaller stages. At the time I had absolutely no idea how fortunate I was to have caught him and to have heard "There's a War Going On," which I STILL don't think has ever made it onto an album.

He always bristled if you called him a progenitor of rap music, but there was no denying he could lay down a great rap.

He loved jazz and he loved cocaine; I wish he'd loved one more and one less - but don't know if either was possible.


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I saw him perform in Chicago around '85 or so. Definitely one of a kind. Musically unique with great passion for his politics. The revolution will not go better with Coke....
The Thrill

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Welcome home, men of the 2nd Bn, 127th Infantry, 32d "Red Arrow" Brigade, WI Army National Guard! Job well done in Iraq!

Never heard that track until I bought the "Undercover Brother" soundtrack CD years ago. Powerful stuff.

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I actually thought Barry McGuire'a 'Eve Of Destruction' was a better anti-war song, but that's just me. Edwin Starr's 'Stop the War Now' and 'Way Over There' were actually better songs, but didn't get much (if at all) air play.
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