The Revolution Will Not Be Televised ()


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Spanning 1970-1972, this superb collection takes us back to Gil Scott-Heron's early years, when he was working with jazz producer Bob Thiele -- a man who had been in the studio with everyone from John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders to Coleman Hawkins. But The Revolution Will Not Be Televised isn't a jazz collection per se; it's a collection of innovative R&B and spoken poetry that contains jazz influences and finds Scott-Heron employing such jazz musicians as flutist Hubert Laws and bassist Ron Carter. Like the Last Poets, ...

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  1. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  2. Sex Education Ghetto Style
  3. The Get out of the Ghetto Blues
  4. No Knock
  5. Lady Day and John Coltrane
  6. Pieces of a Man
  7. Home Is Where the Hatred Is
  8. Brother
  9. Save the Children
  10. Whitey on the Moon
  11. Did You Hear What They Said?
  12. When You Are Who You Are
  13. I Think I'll Call It Morning
  14. A Sign of the Ages
  15. Or Down You Fall
  16. The Needle's Eye
  17. The Prisoner
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