Wednesday, June 8, 2011

GIL SCOTT-HERON Live At The Village Gate 1976

Head on over to Big O Zine and nab yourself an excellent FM broadcast of the late, great Gil Scott-Heron with longtime cohort Brian Jackson and their Midnight Band at the legendary Village Gate in New York City (now known as the Poisson Rouge) back in 1976.

Mr. Heron left this planet on May 27, 2011 after falling ill following a return from a trip to Europe. His contributions to poetry, spoken word, jazz, funk, soul and hip-hop are as deep as that incredible voice of his, and he will truly be missed by so many of us who were inspired by his words.

"RIP GSH… and we do what we do and how we do because of you. And to those that don’t know tip your hat with a hand over your heart & recognize… Quite stunned at the fact I just wrote and recorded guest vocals on one of his next albums. This makes one realize that time is precious, damn." Chuck D.

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