Gil Scott-Heron

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1974

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Gil Scott-Heron

BGP Records

029667005814

LPS 168380

029667005814

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Gil Scott-Heron was barely twenty-one years old when he signed a record deal with legendary Impulse! producer Bob Thiele’s Flying Dutchman imprint. Thiele had gotten a hold of Scott-Heron’s book of poems titled Small Talk At 125th And Lenox and wanted to record a spoken word album with a minimal budget.

The massive success of that album led to two more albums on Flying Dutchman that would include world class studio musicians including Bernard Purdie, Ron Carter, Hubert Laws, along with Scott-Heron’s longtime partner Brian Jackson. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised compiles the best tracks from Scott-Heron’s early Flying Dutchman period

PERSONNEL:

  • Hubert Laws - (flute, alto sax)
  • Brian Jackson - (piano)
  • Burt Jones, David Spinozza - (guitar)
  • Gerry Jemott, Ron Carter - (bass)
  • Pretty Purdie - (drums)
  • Charlie Saunders, Eddie Knowles - (percussion)

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  • A2 Sex Education: Ghetto Style
  • A3 The Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues
  • A4 No Knock
  • A5 Lady Day And John Coltrane
  • A6 Pieces Of A Man
  • SIDE B
  • B1 Home Is Where The Hatred Is
  • B2 Brother
  • B3 Save The Children
  • B4 Whitey On The Moon
  • B5 Did You Hear What They Said?