Pieces of a Man

Pieces of a Man

 Art DJs at the Roundhouse

Art DJs at the Roundhouse

I was asked by promoter Glen Max to DJ at The Roundhouse for the Gil Scott-Heron tribute Pieces Of A Man.

Gil was never part of the mainstream of soul music. He didn’t have a hit that was consistently rotated on any popular stations until 1979 with his funk lament Angel Dust.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, which was an early prototype for hip hop, was so ahead of its time that it was not even released as an A side single! Hard to imagine that, as it is constantly referred to and recycled in today in post-modern culture.

The first time most of us heard Gil was when Brother to Brother covered his composition The Bottle. As little boys we would imitate the nasally vocal delivery while running down the school halls, “Don’t you think it’s a crime?”

Really Gil lands alternative soul points on so many levels. But I think in the Black community he will always be remembered as the Godfather of Protest Music.

 Artwork by New Analog

Artwork by New Analog

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