Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The Messenger

It's hard to believe it's been over a month since the music world was shocked and sadden by the sudden passing of Gil Scott-Heron. As weeks have passed since his surprising death, there have been a number of tributes and dedications from many musicians, artists, deejays, and writers. I wanted to pay my respect to the legendary musician/ poet by featuring one of my favorite gems by Scott-Heron, a track he did back in 1974 with Brian Jackson titled "The Bottle". This amazing track was featured on the superb Strata-East released album Winter in America. For years now, this funky track has been an all-time favorite of mine. Just one of the many brilliant tracks Gil Scott-Heron released during his accomplished life. We will all certainly miss him, his music, and his message.

Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - The Bottle

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TenienteMahouny said...

Thank, s man. I,m really like your blog and I, m waiting for that the last month... Respect!!!!

the saucer people said...

"The Bottle" was a firm favourite in the Northern Soul clubs in the 70s here in the UK and the funk/soul clubs and warehouses of the eighties; it was even regularly heard in alternative clubs, such was it's hypnotic appeal....

It was the track that got me into Gil Scott-Heron and I cannot think of a finer tribute to one of the twentieth century's most original artist...well maybe the live version of the track!