Remembering Gil Scott-Heron…

June 1st, 2011, 1:20 pm by Greg

So, Dave, “Another one bites the dust,” in the words of Freddie Mercury of Queen, who in fact bit the dust himself.

Saw G S-H at the Palace around the height of his fame and influence; the Crusaders opened and were smooth and sweet, so it was an odd, odd bill. G ranted-rapped with Brian Jackson and the Midnight Band, an OK-if-generic funk outfit – a jazz-rock sonic billboard for his words – but ain’t nothin’ generic about G.

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