Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friday Jazz Mourns : Gil Scott Heron April 1, 1949 -- May 27, 2011

Gil Scott Heron the reknowned jazz poet died today , he was 62 .He was known as a revolutionary and poet of the free consciouss movement.Scott-Heron was quoted as the first change occurrs in your mind.Gil was born in Chicago, and was the son of Jamaican immigrant father Gil Scott and a Chicago teacher Bobbi Heron.
Gil Scott Heron is best known for his song -poet "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised ".He was only eighteen when it was recorded. Within five years he recorded 3 albums ,2 novels ,and a book of poetry .

Scott -Heron was a social actvist who wasan action oriented activist who rapped about everything from apartheid to nu nukes.
Gil Scott-Heron's social activism spoke of the social ills of the Ghetto !

Scott -Heron battled and papped of the ills that afflicted the community through the drug abuse of the counterculture . In his classic "Angel Dust ". It went like this ...
Gil spoke of electoral politics of the Reagan era;fighting APARTHEID !
One of all my favorites,I remember singing the lyrics @ El Centro with Kwame Toure at our Apartheid conference in 1986 .You may also know Toure as Stokely Carmichael !
Whats's The Word ? JOHANNESBURG !

The Revolution will not be digitized.
The Revolution will not accept you as a friend on Facebook;
The Revolution will not be available as a tweet in less than 140 characters
The Revolution will not be uploaded to You Tube or available as a download on Hulu.
The Revolution will not be digitized


Anonymous Ja A Jahannes said...

Brother Ed Gray, I enjoyed ur video blog. Ur Tribute 2 Gil was very well done. Much respect !

February 12, 2012 at 3:15 PM  

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