If you are jonesin’ to see Gil Scott-Heron perform, look no further than YouTube. Here is a sampling of four videos streaming on YouTube captured from performances in London and New York City.
On April 19, 2000, Gil Scott-Heron appeared on a BBC television interview show called HARD TALK. The interview is fascinating as Gil gets asked point blank about his drug issues. And its fascinating in how brilliant a man Gil is no matter his state of mind, body, and voice. This AudioBlog shares the full twenty-four minute interview. Good stuff.
To listen, I recommend you download the following mp3 filed (right click on ‘#5 GSH AudioBlog’ and ‘SAVE AS’) and then play it off your computer.
#5 GSH AudioBlog | 26:47 minutes (15.3MB at 80 kbps)
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Gil turned 57 earlier this month … April 1st to be exact. On the 4th GSH AudioBlog, we celebrate Gil’s birthday with two audio snippets from Donnie Letts’ documentary on Gil from 2004. Also included is a tune Gil did with Bernard “Pretty” Purdie titled, ARTIFICIALNESS. We close out the episode with a Happy Birthday ditty for Gil.
I recommend you download the following mp3 filed (right click on ‘#4 GSH AudioBlog’ and ‘SAVE AS’) and then play it off your computer.
#4 GSH AudioBlog | 14:14 minutes (9.9MB at 96kbps)
– SirNoze –
My ongoing series of sharing rarely heard recordings of Gil Scott-Heron continues. This month features Gil’s performance on Saturday Night (now known as Saturday Night Live). Richard Pryor was the host of this episode which aired on December 13, 1975. In the audioblog I share some interesting factoids leading up the airing of the show. And of course I include Gil and his band performing JOHANNESBURG and A LOVELY DAY.
I recommend you download the following mp3 file (right click on ‘#3 GSH AudioBlog’ and ‘SAVE AS’) and then play it off your computer.
#3 GSH AudioBlog | 9:30 minutes (6.7MB at 96kbps)
+ JOHANNESBURG (live – December 13, 1975)
+ A LOVELY DAY (live – December 13, 1975)
Here it is … the second installment of my ongoing series sharing rarely heard recordings of Gil Scott-Heron. This edition includes a Black History Month appropriate live recording of DOT-DOT-DIT-DIT-DOT-DOT-DASH which segues into BLACK HISTORY/THE WORLD. And I tossed in a tasty live version of LADY DAY AND JOHN COLTRANE.
I recommend you download the following mp3 filed (right click on '#2 GSH AUdioBlog' and 'SAVE AS') and then play it off your computer.
#2 GSH AudioBlog | 18:42 minutes (12.8MB at 96kbps)
Hey there … in February I began sharing rarely heard live/studio recordings from Gil Scott-Heron on the Gil Scott-Heron Discussion Board. I plan to post many of my past/future contributions to the GSH Discussion Board on this TALES OF GIL SCOTT-HERON blog. By no means is this blog meant to compete with the GSH Discussion Board. Instead, this blog exists to host my GSH AudioBlogs as well as other audio/visual things connected to Gil or Brian Jackson, his long-time collaborator. Dig?
First up is an AudioBlog I originally posted on the GSH Discussion Board back on Feb 2, 2006. I recommend you download the following mp3 file (right click on 'GSH AudioBlog' and 'SAVE AS') and then play it off your computer.
GSH AudioBlog | 23:10 minutes (15.9MB at 96kbps)
+ LET ME SEE YOUR ID (1985)
+ THREE MILES DOWN (live – March 14, 1990)
+ SHUT'UM DOWN (live – Reggae Sunsplash 1983)