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Persona and Modern Music in 17 Songs
17 Apr 2016 // 9:00 PM
Persona -- the “I” of the song -- has evolved, broadened, and expanded to more fully represent a diversity of experiences as well as emotional, political, and cultural orientations.
Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man
4 Dec 2014 // 9:15 PM
In this excerpt from his book on legendary soul singer Gil Scott-Heron, Marcus Baram recounts Scott-Heron's crucial time touring with Stevie Wonder.
Dead Stars Tell No Tales: Whitney Houston's Death Casts New Light Onto Memoirs by Two '70s Pop Stars
28 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM
Just as the winners of the war tend to write the history books, only survivors write memoirs. Nile Rodgers' Le Freak and Gil Scott-Heron's The Last Holiday.
On Losing Superman: Gil Scott-Heron's Rise, Fall, and All-Too-Brief Second Act
27 Jun 2011 // 5:00 PM
We thought Gil Scott-Heron was bulletproof. He wasn’t. We thought he’d know better. He didn’t. He was human. And I‘m New Here, not his greatest work, is his most human work.
Bill Ortiz: Winter in America EP
21 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM
Santana trumpeter Bill Ortiz provides a fitting tribute to Gil Scott-Heron.
Gil Scott-Heron: I'm New Here
10 Feb 2010 // 4:00 PM
The long-disappeared singer/poet who influenced hip-hop reappears, hesitantly, without joy.
Waveform: New Highlights in the Electronic Underground
23 Feb 2011 // 12:00 AM
To pair Jamie XX’s interest in this territory with a musical figure like Gil Scott-Heron makes even more sense than perhaps the original conceit of I’m New Here.
Gil Scott-Heron, Derrick Hodge: 27.June.2010 - New York
30 Jun 2010 // 2:00 AM
Gil Scott-Heron brought his legendary brand of soul, and surprise guest, Common, to Central Park’s Summerstage Sunday.
Gil Scott-Heron was America's soul poet
31 May 2011 // 1:38 AM
Public Enemy's Chuck D once said hip-hop was black America's CNN. If so, Gil Scott-Heron was the network's first great anchorman, presaging hip-hop and infusing soul and jazz with poetry, humor and pointed political commentary.
'Father of hip-hop' Gil Scott-Heron is a survivor
10 Feb 2010 // 7:00 AM
PHILADELPHIA — Rumors of Gil Scott-Heron's demise have been greatly overstated, declared the man himself. "I just turned 60 last April first," Scott-Heron shared with a husky