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UNDER THE RADAR: GIL SCOTT-HERON - "Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)"

UNDER THE RADAR: GIL SCOTT-HERON – “Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)”.

Gil is back giving us a preview of what he has to offer in the upcoming Record Store Day later this month, unleashing a new track called ‘Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)’. 71 more words

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because of you and because of that nice
that you quietly, quickly be causing
And because you’re going to see me run soon and because you’re going to know why i’m running then… 46 more words

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Gil Scott-Heron - Nothing New

It was during the I’m New Here (2008) recording sessions at New York’s Looking Glass studios that Gil Scott-Heron recorded stripped-down new versions of some of his greatest (but not necessarily best-known) songs. 81 more words

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The Last Song on CBS's Elementary TV Show

I find myself listening intently to the last song played at the end of each Elementary CBS television show. I really enjoy Elementary, it is my favorite evening television show in many decades of television viewing. 128 more words

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For National Poetry and Jazz Appreciation Month: Langston Hughes

Chronicling the New Negro Movement of the 1920s and 1930s, Langston Hughes was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance.  Writing about life in a familiar and authentic vernacular, he incorporated the sound of music into his prose and poems:  “Take Harlem’s heartbeat, Make it a drumbeat, Put it on a record, Let it whirl.”  Originally a midwesterner with a family history that included mixed-race people and abolitionists, Hughes’ ability to distill truth and outrage while maintaining an uncommon faith in humankind made a deep impression on the voices of the Freedom Movement in the ’60s. 97 more words

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Take Care

Spin this dope remix by Gil Scott-Heron

Let’s get a little obscure in this mother. Up next is a great remix of a Gil Scott-Heron song called “I’ll Take Care of You”, from his recent album, “I’m New Here.” The song, I’m convinced, was used as an inspiration for the crossover pop hit “Take Care”, featuring Rihanna and Drake. 524 more words

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The Revolution Will Be Analyzed: Breaking Down Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”

Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” has been elevated to legendary status over the years. Born out of the Civil Rights movement and the Black Power movement, the spoken-word poem has been sampled, alluded to and referred to by many hip-hop artists, including Kanye West, Queen Latifah, Jay Electronica, Common, Lupe Fiasco and more. 2,364 more words

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