Gil Scott-Heron

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Adele, Keith Flint, Gil Scott-Heron and me: Richard Russell, the XL records Midas
He nurtured the Prodigy, signed the White Stripes – and launched Tottenham’s mega-selling superstar. And it all started with a novelty rave tune about a bouncer

Alexis Petridis

25, Mar, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Makaya McCraven and Gil Scott-Heron: We're New Again review – a modern classic revived
Jazz drummer and beat-maker McCraven beautifully reworks Scott-Heron’s 10-year-old album I’m New Here, resituating the poet in the improvisatory tradition

Ammar Kalia

07, Feb, 2020 @10:00 AM

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What, no Whitney? The biggest Rock & Roll Hall of Fame snubs ever – ranked!
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame recognises the world’s greatest popular music stars – except for the ones it doesn’t, from Kate Bush to Kraftwerk

Alexis Petridis

19, Apr, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about broken promises
Relationships, politics and dreams that die to soon form the backbone to this week’s rundown, with Bruce Springsteen and Calexico among those providing the tunes


23, Jun, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Readers recommend: songs about scandal – results
The Irish church institutions to Native American oppression, apartheid to oil exploitation, RR’s redoubtable regular sonofwebcore picks a scandalous playlist from last week’s topic

George Boyland

15, Oct, 2015 @11:00 AM

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Pedro Costa: Portuguese director who fashioned Gil Scott-Heron's film prayer
With the dreamlike film Horse Money, Costa has returned to his most powerful and enduring subject: the Cape Verdean diaspora who inhabit Lisbon’s shadows. He explains how the project began as a collaboration with the US rapper and poet

Jonathan Romney

17, Sep, 2015 @11:35 AM

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Charles Clarke and a little clause for thought | Letters
Letters: Is this the same Charles Clarke who took a leading role with his Cambridge colleague Mike Gapes in setting up clause IV in the mid-1970s to support the ideas of Tony Benn against the predations of Militant?


27, Aug, 2015 @6:39 PM

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Gil Scott-Heron: the revolution lives on
Political activist, rap pioneer and poet Gil Scott-Heron shaped the sound of today. His friends and famous fans on why he still matters

Paul Lester

26, Aug, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Charenee Wade: Offering review – triumphant Gil Scott-Heron tribute
The first woman to release an album devoted to the work of Gil Scott-Heron, Wade’s intelligence turns a tough call in to a fittingly exciting listen

John Fordham

02, Jul, 2015 @5:45 PM

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Music's finest odd couples, from Gaga and Tony Bennett to MJ and Macca
To mark the release of Cheek to Cheek, Gaga’s collaboration with the octogenarian crooner, we take a look at 10 unlikely duos who made beautiful music together

Britt Julious

23, Sep, 2014 @3:26 PM

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The Last Holiday by Gil Scott-Heron – review
A series of vignettes built around an account of Scott-Heron's 1980 tour with Stevie Wonder amount to a fine and fitting epitaph, writes James Smart

James Smart

25, Oct, 2013 @5:30 PM

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Christmas gifts 2012: the best music books
Christmas gifts 2012: the best music books, chosen by Dorian Lynskey

Dorian Lynskey

29, Nov, 2012 @8:00 AM

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