Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 - May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and '80s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. His own term for himself was "bluesologist", which he defined as "a scientist who is concerned with the origin of the blues." His music, most notably on Pieces of a Man and Winter in America in the early 1970s, influenced and helped engender later African-American music genres such as hip hop and neo soul. Besides influencing contemporary musicians, Scott-Heron remained active until his death, and in 2010 released his first new album in 16 years, entitled I'm New Here. A memoir he had been working on for years up to the time of his death, The...
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DIG ITDIG IT4:30pm Mar 8My Cloud Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XXWe're New Here, 2011
DIG ITDIG IT3:31pm Feb 8The Bottle Gil Scott-Heron, Brian JacksonWinter In America, 1973
DIG ITDIG IT9:22pm Oct 20I'll Take Care Of You Gil Scott-HeronI'm New Here, 2010
DIG ITDIG IT4:40am Oct 15Me And The Devil Gil Scott-HeronI'm New Here, 2010