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Sunday 23 November 2014

Some Sunday Soul

This week I have been mostly reading The Last Holiday a memoir by the late great Gil Scott-Heron which was published posthumously.
It gives an interesting account of his life with a focus on his participation in Stevie Wonder's Hotter than July tour and the campaign to have Martin Luther King Day recognised and proclaimed as a holiday.

As you would imagine it is beautifully written and also contains a number of snatches of his rhythmic street poetry which served as a forerunner to the rap movement.
I saw him perform in the Tunnel Nightclub in Glasgow.
I have a good few of his songs downloaded but somewhat shamefully I could only find one physical version of one of his songs and even then that was on a Mojo compilation - The Original Funk Soul Brothers and Sisters.

I do have plenty of Stevie Wonder though including Hotter than July

Gil Scott-Heron &Brian Jackson - The Bottle

Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')


  1. GSH is always worth to be remembered. Thanks for one of the best songs on this record.

  2. I remember you featuring his work a few months ago Walter

  3. That album cover is Reflections. I pulled it out to play only a few weeks ago after Mrs Darce pricked up her ears at Grandma's Hands being played on 6Music.