March 4, 2011

Old School Friday * Gil Scott-Heron

At some point I am going to need to introduce my children to Gil Scott-Heron. The same way that my father introduced me to The Blues on the reel-to-reel tapes that he kept up in his study. Gil Scott-Heron is a griot in every sense of the world. He is a word-magician who first recorded 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' over 35 years ago.

I suspect that Gil Scott-Heron would be at or near the top of a list of my favorite musicians of all time. Rappers today have lyrics that rarely stand the test of time. Scott-Heron has lyrics that will last for generations. That is why I decided to use him as the inspiration for today's Old School Friday post.

What is your favorite song or memory of Gil Scott-Heron?

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