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Gil Scott-Heron is an artist that since encountering his music fully in the mid-1990s I’ve had a deep connection and identification with. As a youth I’d heard Gil without knowing it was Gil in several Hip-Hop tracks, including Stetsasonic’s “A.F.R.I.C.A.” and Boogie Down Productions, “Why Is That?” Gil’s influence on musicians and artists of a variety of genres since the 1970s is difficult in some ways to fully measure or grasp. His style is one that isn’t really easy to copy. His sound is one that isn’t easily confined to a genre. But Gil’s music, his very particular way of singing, his remarkably consistent songwriting ability and socially conscious lyrics and his very deep soulfulness has certainly been a major influence and inspiration for many including me as a DJ, teacher and human being. He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten. Peace be with you Brother Gil…

Gil Scott-Heron Tribute on KPFK’s Melting Pot 05-29-2011: First Hour
Gil Scott-Heron Tribute on KPFK’s Melting Pot 05-29-2011: Second Hour

Gil Scott-Heron Tribute: 05-29-2011

Gil Scott-Heron – Offering – The First Minute Of A New Day (Arista)
Gil Scott-Heron – It’s Your World – It’s Your World (Arista)
Gil Scott-Heron – The Bottle – Winter In America (Strata East)
Gil Scott-Heron – The Summer Of ’42 – From South Africa To South Carolina (Arista)

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Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Pieces Of A Man (Flying Dutchman)
Gil Scott-Heron – Guerrilla – The First Minute Of A New Day (Arista)
Gil Scott-Heron – Johannesburg – From South Africa To South Carolina (Arista)
Gil Scott-Heron – The World – Moving Target (Arista)

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Gil Scott-Heron – Liberation – The First Minute Of A New Day (Arista)
Gil Scott-Heron – Home Is Where Is The Hatred Is – Pieces Of A Man (Flying Dutchman)
Gil Scott-Heron – Ain’t No New Thing – Free Will (Flying Dutchman)
Gil Scott-Heron – Ain’t No Such Thing As Superman – The First Minute Of A New Day (Arista)

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Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here – I’m New Here (XL)
Gil Scott-Heron – Back Home – Winter In America (Strata East)
Gil Scott-Heron – Must Be Something – It’s Your World (Arista)
Gil Scott-Heron – Angola, Louisiana – Secrets (Arista)

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Gil Scott-Heron – Pieces Of A Man – Pieces Of A Man (Flying Dutchman)
Gil Scott-Heron – Your Daddy Loves You – Winter In America (Strata East)
Gil Scott-Heron – Free Will – Free Will (Flying Dutchman)
Gil Scott-Heron – Lady Day and John Coltrane – Pieces Of A Man (Flying Dutchman)

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Gil Scott-Heron – We Almost Lost Detroit – Bridges (Arista)
Gil Scott-Heron – Winter In America – The First Minute Of A New Day (Arista)
Gil Scott-Heron – Peace Go With Your Brother – Winter In America (Strata East)

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Gil Scott-Heron – Alluswe – The First Minute Of A New Day (Arista)

5 Responses to “Breakdown: Gil Scott-Heron Tribute on KPFK’s Melting Pot”

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  2. dailyleftover

    nice man, very nice
    thanks
    rip GSH

  3. Michael Barnes

    You are very welcome, and I'm just glad to have been able to pay my respects to this man.

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