One of the foremost singer-songwriters of his generation, Gil Scott-Heron was a committed civil rights activist that also wrote a couple of unusual novels exploring negative elements of the black experience. Anyone that had the pleasure of seeing Scott-Heron and His Amnesia Express band during the mid-1980s is unlikely to forget it, as evidenced by these stunning excerpts from the summer ’86 tour, with ‘Winter In America’, ‘Johannesburg’, ‘Blue Collar’, and ‘Shut ‘Em Down’ being among the standouts.

a1 Washington D.C.
a2 Winter in America
a3 Is That Jazz
a4 Blue Collar
b1 Johannesburg
b2 Three Miles Down
b3 Gun
b4 Save the Children
b5 Shut ’em Down

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