Goodbye, Gil


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This week’s show is a bit special, it’s a tribute. Hopefully by now you’ve been made aware that Gil Scott-Heron, poet, musician, vocalist (both sung & spoken word) has died. Rather than merely writing about how influential he was (and continues to be) this show will demonstrate it with the music.
I start off with two versions of the piece he is most famous for “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” The first version is from his first album, Small Talk at 125th & Lenox where he is accompanied only by percussion and then I mix into the more famous version with full band from his Greatest Hits collection. Following that are a cover version by poet Dana Bryant from 1992’s Giant Steps Volume One and a song that heavily references “

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