Gil Scott-Heron And His Amnesia Express - Tales Of Gil Scott-Heron (1990) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 678 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 275 Mb | Scans included | 01:54:37
Jazz Funk, Soul Jazz, Poetry, Spoken Word | Label: Peak-Top/Castle/Essential | # ESDCD 021
Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and '80s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. His own term for himself was "bluesologist", which he defined as "a scientist who is concerned with the origin of the blues." His music, most notably on 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.