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Gil Scott-Heron - Small Talk at 125th and Lenox (1970) [[Reissue 2015]

8-09-2015, 12:13
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Gil Scott-Heron - Small Talk at 125th and Lenox (1970) [[Reissue 2015]

Artist: Gil Scott-Heron
Title Of Album: Small Talk at 125th and Lenox
Year Of Release: 2015 [1970]
Label (Catalog#): Flying Dutchman/BGP/Ace Records [CDBGPM 290]
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Spoken Word
Quality: Mp3 / FLAC (tracks +.cue,log,scans)
Bitrate: CBR 320 kbps / Lossless
Time: 44:02 min
Full Size: 106 mb / 232 mb
WebSite: Album Preview

Gil Scott-Heron - Small Talk at 125th and Lenox (1970) [[Reissue 2015]

Disregard the understated title; Small Talk at 125th and Lenox was a volcanic upheaval of intellectualism and social critique, recorded live in a New York nightclub with only bongos and conga to back the street poet. Here Scott-Heron introduced some of his most biting material, including the landmark "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" as well as his single most polemical moment: the angry race warning "Enough." Still, he balances the tone and mood well, ranging from direct broadsides to clever satire. He introduces "Whitey on the Moon" with a bemused air ("wanting to give credit where credit is due"), then launches into a diatribe concerning living conditions for the neglected on earth while those racing to the moon receive millions of taxpayer dollars. On "Evolution (And Flashback)," Scott-Heron laments the setbacks of the civil rights movement and provides a capsule history of his race, ending sharply with these words: "In 1960, I was a negro, and then Malcolm came along/Yes, but some nigger shot Malcolm down, though the bitter truth lives on/Well, now I am a black man, and though I still go second class/Whereas once I wanted the white man's love, now he can kiss my ass." The only sour note comes on a brush with homophobia, "The Subject Was Faggots."


1 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised 3:21
2 Omen 1:46
3 Brother 2:35
4 Comment No. 1 4:27
5 Small Talk at 125th and Lenox 1:21
6 The Subject Was Faggots 3:11
7 Evolution (And Flashback) 3:21
8 Plastic Pattern People 2:53
9 Whitey on the Moon 1:59
10 The Vultures 4:32
11 Enough 4:16
12 Paint It Black :34
13 Who'll Pay Reparations on My Soul? 5:15
14 Everyday 4:30

David Barnes – percussion, vocals
Charlie Saunders, Eddie Knowles – congas
Gil Scott-Heron – guitar, piano, vocals
Charles Stewart – cover art
Bob Thiele – producer

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