Excellent mix put together here by DJ Center, presented by Push The Fadar and The Roy Ayers Project.Â The whole mix was done in vinyl… the way Gil’s music is supposed to be heard.
Itâ€™s been just over three weeks since Gilâ€™s passing. Like all death, it is extremely hard to initially get the news, but as time goes on, we find ways to move on and the reality of someone passing fades, deep into our memories.
Well, to me, this one is different. The reality of Gilâ€™s passing and the void that has been left with his absence, has been hanging over me since Friday, May 27th. Gil had a voice and spirit like no other- beautiful, soulful and real, with every word he spoke. Whether it was through his critique of America and the â€˜deals in back alleys where politicians often hideâ€™ or his call to unify the Black community, shining light on the injustices done to people of color, Gil did it like no other and to the death.
He brought truth to word with a deep musical backdrop and classic humor that could only be his own.
Over the last few weeks, Iâ€™ve been revisiting Gilâ€™s entire body of work and decided to put together this tribute mix for you. This mix is in celebration of the music Gil created.
Now, this is not a â€œdefinitiveâ€ collection or a â€œbest ofâ€, but these pieces are songs that have meant something to me over the years. The hope is that you might discover one or two cuts you had never heard before or that this mix might bring something back for you, as you bump these timeless classics.
Truthfully, Iâ€™d need to put together volumes of these mixes to be able to include everything, because Gilâ€™s discography IS that deep! He left behind an incredible legacyâ€¦and truthfully, I donâ€™t know what more can really be said about Gil and the music he madeâ€¦.
1. Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson â€œOfferingâ€ (Arista)
2. Gil Scott-Heron â€œThe Vultureâ€ (Flying Dutchman)
3. Gil Scott-Heron â€œHome is Where the Hatred Isâ€ (Flying Dutchman)
4. Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson â€œItâ€™s Your Worldâ€ (Arista)
5. Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson â€œAngola, Louisianaâ€ (Arista)
6. Gil Scott-Heron â€œWhitey on the Moonâ€ (Flying Dutchman)
7. Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson â€œDelta Man (Where Iâ€™m Cominâ€™ From)â€ (Arista)
8. Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson â€œSouth Carolina (Barnwell)â€ (Arista)
9. Gil Scott-Heron â€œA Legend In His Own Mindâ€ (Arista)
10. Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson â€œNew York Cityâ€ (Arista)
11. Gil Scott-Heron â€œThe Revolution Will Not Be Televisedâ€ (Flying Dutchman)
12. Gil Scott-Heron â€œLady DayÂ and John Coltraneâ€ (Flying Dutchman)
13. Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson â€œThe Bottleâ€ (Strata-East)
14. Gil Scott-Heron â€œThe Klanâ€ (Arista)
15. Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson â€œPardon Our Analysis (We Beg Your Pardon)â€ (Arista)
16. Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson â€œRivers of My Fathersâ€ (Strata-East)
17. Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson â€œYour Daddy Loves Youâ€ (Strata-East)
18. Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson â€œA Lovely Dayâ€ (Arista)
19. Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson â€œWe Almost Lost Detroitâ€ (Arista)
20. Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson â€œMust Be Somethingâ€ (Arista)
21. Gil Scott-Heron â€œWhoâ€™ll Pay Reparations On My Soulâ€ (Flying Dutchman)
21. Gil Scott-Heron â€œNo Knockâ€ (Flying Dutchman)
22. Blackalicious â€œFirst in Flight Feat. Gil Scott-Heronâ€ (MCA)