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Gil Scott-Heron

voc, 1949-2011 JM, Chicago
Singer / Musician of R&B/Soul and Jazz

Singer, spoken-word, activist and author of Jamaican descent Born: April 1, 1949 (Chicago, IL, USA) Died: May 27, 2011 (New York, NY, USA) American poet, musician, and author known primarily for his late 1960s and early 1970s work as a spoken word soul performer and his collaborative work with musician Brian Jackson. His collaborative efforts with Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues and soul music, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. The music of these albums, most notably 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. Scott-Heron’s recording work is often associated with black militant activism and has received much critical acclaim for one of his most well-known compositions “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”. On his influence, Allmusic wrote “Scott-Heron’s unique proto-rap style influenced a generation of hip-hop artists”.

  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Backing Vocals
  • Keyboards
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised on Pieces of a Man by Gil Scott-Heron
Lady Day and John Coltrane on Pieces of a Man by Gil Scott-Heron
Gun on Reflections by Gil Scott-Heron
Home Is Where the Hatred Is on Pieces of a Man by Gil Scott-Heron
I'll Take Care of U on We're New Here by Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx
Me and the Devil on I’m New Here by Gil Scott-Heron
I Think I'll Call It Morning on Pieces of a Man by Gil Scott-Heron
NY Is Killing Me on We're New Here by Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx
The Bottle on Johannesburg by Gil Scott-Heron
I'm New Here on We're New Here by Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Kulturzentrum Schauburg Bremen Germany April 18th 1983Gil Scott-Heron2017Album
Live In Berkeley 1978Gil Scott-Heron & The Midnight Band2016Album
When You Are Who You Are / Free Will (Alt Take 1)Gil Scott-Heron2015Single
Village Gate New York 1976Gil Scott-Heron With Brian Jackson And The Midnight Band2014Album
Nothing NewGil Scott-Heron2014Album
Lady Day And John Coltrane / See-Saw AffairGil Scott-Heron / Cesar 8302013Single
We Almost Lost Detroit (Smoab Session)Gil Scott-Heron2013Single
New York Is Killing Me (Ashley Beedle's Space Blues Rework)Gil Scott-Heron2012Single
The Revolution Begins (The Flying Dutchman Masters)Gil Scott-Heron2012Compil.
Original Album ClassicsGil Scott-Heron2011Album
I'll Take Care Of UGil Scott-Heron2011Album
We're New HereGil Scott-Heron2011Album
NY Is Killing MeGil Scott-Heron2011Single
New York Is Killing MeGil Scott-Heron2010Album
I'm New HereGil Scott-Heron2010Album
Me And The DevilGil Scott-Heron2010Album
I'm New HereGil Scott-Heron2010Album
Storm Music (The Best Of Gil Scott-Heron)Gil Scott-Heron2009Compil.
It's Your World / Lady Day & John ColtraneGil Scott-Heron2009Single
Black WaxGil Scott-Heron2008Album
Live At The Town & Country 1988Gil Scott-Heron2008Album
Angel DustGil Scott-Heron2008Compil.
The Best Of Gil Scott HeronGil Scott-Heron2006Compil.
The Best Of Gil Scott-Heron LiveGil Scott-Heron2004Album
The Klan / Turn On Some MusicGil Scott-Heron / Marvin Gaye2004Album
Candy Apple Edits Vol. 2Gil Scott-Heron / Norah Jones2004Album
Winter In America, Summer In EuropeGil Scott-Heron2004Album
Black Wax RevisitedGil Scott-Heron2003Album
Evolution (And Flashback): The Very Best Of Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron1999Compil.
The BottleGil Scott-Heron1998Compil.
The Bottle / JaniceGil Scott-Heron / Skip Mahoney1998Album
Black Wax Plus Is That Jazz?Gil Scott-Heron, Robert Mugge1998Album
The Gil Scott-Heron Collection Sampler 1974-1975Gil Scott-Heron1998Compil.
Ghetto StyleGil Scott-Heron1998Compil.
It's Your WorldGil Scott-Heron1995Single
Don't Give UpGil Scott-Heron1994Single
Minister Of Information - LiveGil Scott-Heron1994Album
SpiritsGil Scott-Heron1994Album
Don't Give UpGil Scott-Heron1994Single
Spirits PastGil Scott-Heron1993Single
Interview With Imhotep Gary Bird On WLIB-AM's Global Black Experience. September 20th 1993.Gil Scott-Heron1993Single
Space ShuttleGil Scott-Heron1990Single
Glory (The Gil Scott-Heron Collection)Gil Scott-Heron1990Compil.
The Bottle (Live) / Johannesburg / Winter In AmericaGil Scott-Heron1988Album
In Concert-397Gil Scott-Heron / Robert Cray1986Album
Winter In AmericaGil Scott-Heron1985Album
Re-RonGil Scott-Heron1984Single
The Best OfGil Scott-Heron1984Compil.
Johannesburg / Waiting For The Axe To FallGil Scott-Heron1983Single
Storm MusicGil Scott-Heron1982Album
Moving TargetGil Scott-Heron1982Album
Fast LaneGil Scott-Heron1982Single
No Exit / Washington, D.C.Gil Scott-Heron1981Single
Gun / Morning ThoughtsGil Scott-Heron1981Single
"B" Movie / Is That Jazz?Gil Scott-Heron1981Single
ReflectionsGil Scott-Heron1981Album
Willing / Shah Mot (The Shah Is Dead/Checkmate)Gil Scott-Heron1980Single
What's It All About?Gil Scott-Heron / Pat Benatar1980Single
Real EyesGil Scott-Heron1980Album
Legend In His Own Mind / Your Daddy Loves You (For Gia Louise)Gil Scott-Heron1980Single
Shut 'Um Down / BaltimoreGil Scott-Heron1980Single
The Mind Of Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron1978Album
Third World Revolution / Angel DustGil Scott-Heron1978Single
Johannesburg / South CarolinaGil Scott-Heron1976Single
The Bottle / Don't Walk Away / Makes You BlindGil Scott-Heron / General Johnson / The Glitter Band1976Album
JohannesburgGil Scott-Heron1975Single
Superman / We Beg Your Pardon AmericaGil Scott-Heron1975Single
The Revolution Will Not Be TelevisedGil Scott-Heron1974Compil.
The Revolution Will Not Be TelevisedGil Scott-Heron1974Compil.
Lady Day And John ColtraneGil Scott-Heron With Pretty Purdie And The Playboys1972Single
Free WillGil Scott-Heron1972Album
Pieces Of A ManGil Scott-Heron1971Album
Pieces Of A ManGil Scott-Heron1971Album
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised / Home Is Where The Hatred IsGil Scott-Heron1971Single
Small Talk At 125th And LenoxGil Scott-Heron1970Album
Here Is Where The Hatred Is / Through The FireGil Scott-Heron / Chaka KhanSingle
Running Away / In The Bottle / Standing In LineRoy Ayers / Gil Scott-Heron / ESGAlbum
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