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Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 1020
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 1:58 am:   Edit Post

News says he died Friday in New York after a tour of Europe.
He will be sadly missed.

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Username: serialnumber12

Post Number: 887
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 4:08 am:   Edit Post

he's one of my favorites!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upKsTCKYm4E http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YV13v4k1K0&feature=related
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Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 976
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 6:33 am:   Edit Post

A giant.

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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 618
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 11:41 am:   Edit Post

This quote was under one of the video links that Keavin posted - very appropriate:
Say not in grief 'he is no more' but live in thankfulness that he was.
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 1588
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 11:45 am:   Edit Post

Shit..that is sad news...another musician that has passed away in 2011.
The Bottle was one of my favourite funk tracks with that burbling bass in the background
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Username: toma_hawk01

Post Number: 380
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 2:14 pm:   Edit Post

Gil Scott Heron said thing most musicians were too scared to say.

That's worth all the hush money in the world!

Peace and Love,

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Username: musashi

Post Number: 158
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 9:56 pm:   Edit Post

GSH. Rest now. You earned it.
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2447
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 4:52 pm:   Edit Post

Some of my faves of the great man.



I will be doing a feature on Gil Scott Heron on my weekly jazz radio programme no New Style Radio 98.7 FM this Tuesday evening from 19:00 to 20:00 GMT.
Listen in live if you can on-line www.newstyleradio.org.uk
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10201
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 4:03 pm:   Edit Post

Paul; thanks for posting that quote, that's quite nice. I think that Gil Scott Heron was an influence not only musically but culturally for a lot of us; and for that I am grateful.

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