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The Last Holiday: On Stevie Wonder, Gil-Scott Heron and the MLK Observance They Turned From Dream to Reality

It was a long road to the third Monday in January when all 50 states observe the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the day named in his honor.  475 more words

Arts And Culture

Scott-Heron, Hughes, and the Blues

The more I learn about Gil Scott-Heron, the more I admire him.  I have long been familiar with his work as a poet, pianist, composer, spoken word artist, and the youthful voice of Black protest in the 20th century. 231 more words

GIL SCOTT-HERON-AMERICA’S SOCIAL CONSCIENCE: 1970-1980 THE GOLDEN ERA.

Gil Scott-Heron-America’s Social Conscience: 1970-1980 The Golden Era.

After releasing a trio of studio albums on Bob Thiele’s Flying Dutchman Productions between 1970 and 1972, Gil Scott-Heron signed to Charles Tolliver and Stanley Cowell’s Strata-East Records. 6,107 more words

Soul

Funk & Disco Pops Of 1977: 'Bridges' by Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson

Gil Scott-Heron released this album at a very key time for his particular creative bent. This came out during the beginning of the disco era and for many, outside the influence of the Philly sound, there just didn’t seem to be too much room for complex sociological dialog in the music. 489 more words

Funk

December 17: David Ackles, American Music Club, Chicago, Drive Like Jehu, Curtis Mayfield, Gil Scott-Heron, United States Of America

Because the USA is such a vast, sprawling place, incorporating a whole plethora of different cultures and dynamics and philosophies, and yet at the same time sharing a generally distinctive identity with codified mythology, it inspires many artists to try and reflect that in their music. 799 more words

skinnywhiteboy's best albums of 2011 - flashback

my old blog died. here’s a post I managed to recover.

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Music

GRAPHIC ART : NO WAR

No War, NO FALSE FLAG began as a graphic series using my own art, collage, and open-sourced material to incorporate the constructs of prominent political, artistic iconoclasts and their highly debatable ideas. 155 more words