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Sunday 30 June 2019

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

It's been a long time coming but I have finally got my hands on a Gil Scott-Heron album.
From 1974  and on the Flying Dutchman label The Revolution Will Not Be Televised  is a compilation album containing songs from his three previous albums on the same label.

The music has stood the test of time. Not so sure about the jumper.
The title song was a popular slogan among the 1960s Black Power movements in the United States and has since entered the vernacular .
Sadly Gil died in 2011 aged just 62. Had he still been around today I'm sure that he would have had a few things to say about the man-child currently occupying the Oval Office and I suspect that none of them would be complimentary.
Sadly there appears to be a dearth of protest singers on both sides of the Pond when arguably we need them most.

Gil Scott- Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Gil Scott-Heron - Lady Day and John Coltrane


  1. If anyone hears a better song than either of these today, I'll be very surprised indeed.

  2. 'The Revolution...' so good.
    Yes, we need more protest songs!

  3. Brilliant. As you say, Gil's music hasn't dated at all (except maybe some of his pop cultural references... but they always date).