Sunday, June 05, 2011

song of the week 21: gil scott-heron - winter in america

In the twenty-four hours since my last post this song has followed me around.

Thanks for this mainly go to two commendable GSH radio tributes on Jazz FM. One was a compelling interview with Paul Jones yesterday morning which I caught completely by chance in a cafe in New Cross. As the owner and I sat listening he told me about the time he saw GSH perform in the very pub across the road from us. That must have been a good few years ago.

There are no finer testaments to GSH's poetic genius than the lyrics to this song.

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