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    Gil Scott-Heron’s “Pieces Of A Man” is one of the most important albums in the history of black American music. Although it didn’t set the charts alight, it stands as a masterpiece alongside contemporary works such as Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”, Curtis Mayfield’s debut LP, Funkadelic's “Maggot Brain” and Isaac Hayes’ “Shaft”. All were brilliant in their way, but lyrically Scott-Heron was on a different level from almost every other writer. “Pieces Of A Man” was contemporary music performed by great jazz players, directed and prompted by Scott-Heron and his collaborator Brian Jackson, who at the time was not yet 20 years old. Tracklist 1 Gil Scott-Heron– The Revolution Will Not Be Televised 3:05 2 Gil Scott-Heron– Save The Children 4:25 3 Gil Scott-Heron– Lady Day And John Coltrane 3:34 4 Gil Scott-Heron– Home Is Where The Hatred Is 3:19 5 Gil Scott-Heron– When You Are Who You Are 3:21 6 Gil Scott-Heron– I Think I'll Call It Morning 3:29 7 Gil Scott-Heron– Pieces Of A Man 4:52 8 Gil Scott-Heron– A Sign Of The Ages 4:01 9 Gil Scott-Heron– Or Down You Fall 3:12 10 Gil Scott-Heron– The Needle's Eye 4:48 11 Gil Scott-Heron– The Prisoner 9:25 Bonus Tracks 12 Black & Blues – Chains 3:23 13 Black & Blues – Peace 6:07 14 Black & Blues – A Toast To The People 3:26 (BGP Records – CDBGPM 274)
  • The jazz poet’s finest Flying Dutchman recordings, as originally compiled in 1974. CD edition includes an additional nine tracks from his first three albums. 1 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised 3:05 2 Sex Education: Ghetto Style 0:50 3 The Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues 5:07 4 No Knock (without Intro) 1:29 5 Lady Day And John Coltrane 3:34 6 Pieces Of A Man 4:52 7 Home Is Where The Hatred Is 3:19 8 Brother (without Intro) 1:44 9 Save The Children 4:25 10 Whitey On The Moon (without Intro) 1:25 11 Did You Hear What They Said? 3:26 ...Plus 12 When You Are Who You Are 3:20 13 I Think I'll Call It Morning 3:29 14 Or Down You Fall 3:11 15 Free Will 3:30 16 The Middle Of Your Day 4:27 17 Speed Kills 3:14 18 Paint It Black 0:30 19 Who'll Pay Reparations On My Soul? 5:13 20 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (First Version) 2:48 Tracks 1,5-7,9,12-14 taken from Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man Tracks 2-4,11,15-17 taken from Gil Scott-Heron - Free Will Tracks 8,10,18,19 traken from Gil Scott-Heron - Small Talk At 125th And Lenox Track 20 is an alternate version of a track off Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man and is taken from The Revolution Begins (BGP Records – CDBGPD 305)
  • Definite reissue of this No Wave classic, originally issued in 1979. The 21st century has produced a new generation of young contenders of all kinds, who have, within months, spread a new string of names across the planet such as The Rapture, Playgroup, LCD Sound system, Liars, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Radio 4 and the likes, just to name a few. Once again the heat was initiated in NYC, even though its Lower East Side epicenter 'cleaned up' by Giuliani and Bloomberg, has moved a few blocks east and across the river to Brooklyn and Williamsburg. It might be wise to remind the younger ones among us that the origins of this new musical cycle is for the most part rooted in the No Wave movement of which James Siegfried aka James White, aka James Chance is undoubtedly one of its most prominent figures. New York City was hands down the artistic telluric center of the second half of the 20th century, especially from the 70's, on. Rising from the ashes of the Velvet Underground, a slew of local bands redefined the aesthetics of rock'n'roll which the merchants of the temple hastened to rename under various designations, such as punk, new wave, no wave, jazz-funk or even disco and disco-punk without forgetting to mention the original Electro designation pioneered by the band Suicide. One of the indispensable and emblematic figures of the mid-'70s is of course James Chance. (Future Shock – FS4465)


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