Friday, February 23, 2007

Gil Scott Heron: Jazz Soul Funk


Gil Scott-Heron (born April 1, 1949) is an African American poet and spoken word musician of the 60's, 70's and 80's. His famous words, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" is a battle cry that has made it's way into the 21st century. He is the son of Jamaican footballer Gil Heron, who was one of the first black professionals to play in the UK.

This is one of my favorite songs from Gil Scott Heron titled, The Bottle. Enjoy your weekend and be safe. Peace & Soul~

11 comments:

Gooders Girl said...

Was a cool post!I have never seen the footage. My weekend will be funtastic I will be sucking that bottle!

S Bess said...

Haa haa!! "Time after time after living in the bottle." :)Well, be safe while you have a "funtastic" weekend.

urban butterfly said...

WOW!!!! I love him!!

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

...my favorite piece by Gil!!

Thanks for sharing!

mama shady said...

like the song!ive never really listened to Gil's stuff before. so thanks!

Writer on Board said...

Gil was. Gil is. Gill will be. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Bygbaby said...

thx for this post! i have been in the bottle all weekend. gil was a social genius.

Fabrizio said...

For the great men of soul, is it possible a minute of respectful sound to the memory of James Brown?

Do you think it's appropiate?

He was great.

Ciao

Fab

Dancewithme2 said...

Love IT!!!
I love flutes in Jazz - its a HOT sound.

Rethabile said...

Thanks for sharing. Hope your weekend was sweet.

Lyrically speaking said...

Mr. Bess, I didn't get a chance to wish you a good weekend, plus it flew by so quickly. Great post as always, I like the black and white scene with the little boy running

S Bess said...

UB-
Yes, I have a few of Gil's cd's. Great poet.

Shady-
I'm glad that you liked it. Welcome. :)

Roman-
My pleasure!

Bygbaby-
How are you feeling this morning after being in the bottle all weekend? :)

Fab-
No doubt. JB was great and a wonderfully creative freedom fighter.

Dance-
I know. I love the flute and the dancing girl, the running boy! It's fantastic. This is the kind of stuff that they should play on BET. :)

Rethabile-
Thank you sir. It was sweet. I appreciate it.

Cathy-
My weekend went well. I hope that your weekend was splendid too. Gil is a badd dude, right? :)

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