Gil Scott-Heron Is Back!

Nov 19, 2009 | Posted by: TheNewsMan | Full story: www.eurthisnthat.com

Itís a bird! Itís a plane! Nooooo itís the Heron! Gil Scott-Heron that is!

The man that had been long thought dead has arisen and is back with a new album that has only been whispered about as legend in smoky after hour joints for years.

Heís come out of the shadows to grace the stage and preach once again.

Gil Scott-Heron, in case youíre not familiar as you should be, set the stage for hip-hop. The poetry and verse that heís given us, like ďThe Revolution Wonít Be TelevizedĒ, gave Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five their Message.

Heron was one of the first to lay the truth on track and pave the way for the beginning of the rap game.
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Dude

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39ehonor wrote:
actually, Miles Davis' album from way back called BITCHES BREW(1969) paved the way for the great Jazz-Fusion years of the 1970's and 1980's--Herbie Hancock, Grover Washington Jr, Quincy Jones' SOUNDS...and STUFF LIKE THAT album, Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays,The Crusaders with Joe Sample,Maynard Ferguson,Roy Ayers, Brian Auger, Hubert Laws, Ronnie Laws, Jean-Luc Ponty, etc
You do a whole lot disrespecting the black race but enjoy our musicians. Very strange how you can go from one extreme to the next lol

Anyway, carry on...

“The REAL Founding Fathers!!!!!”

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A LOVE OF YOUR OWN(1976) by the Average White Band, sung by the black guy in the band--One of the best R & B songs of the decade!
methinks you are confused....which 'black guy' would that be? If you are talking about drummer, Steve Ferrone, he came later in the band's history...Now, there IS a cover of the original wonderfully done by Howard Hewett...is this the one you are thinking of?

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NotSoDivineMsM wrote:
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methinks you are confused....which 'black guy' would that be? If you are talking about drummer, Steve Ferrone, he came later in the band's history...Now, there IS a cover of the original wonderfully done by Howard Hewett...is this the one you are thinking of?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =H7vxctz5g5IXX&feature=fvw
Divine, you're a bad, mama Jama, lol. I didn't know Howard Hewitt sang that song. I love the song, I say yes. I wanna thank you God for giving me one chance to raise my voice sing your praise or is it AMEN? Please don't forget that smooth and sexy George Benson, If I knew back then what I know now.

Also, I did check out that tip you gave me, but no where can you find that particular album unless it's in a old flea market. That's why I stopped loaning out things. I had that album and the Last Poet's Album.

Whatever happened to them?

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just a note since Howard also has a connection to Stanley Clarke (whom you mentioned previously):

'Among the great pure vocalists of the urban contemporary era, Howard Hewett has seldom found material worthy of his tremendous skills. He grew up in Akron, Ohio, and relocated to Los Angeles. Hewett danced on Soul Train, and became one-third of Shalamar with Jeffrey Daniel and Jody Watley in 1979. They had several big hits before Hewett departed for a solo career in 1985. He signed with Elektra, and his second single, "I'm for Real," was a number two R&B hit in 1986. The follow-up single, "Stay," also made the Top Ten, while "I Commit to Love" in 1987 reached number 12. Hewitt remained on Elektra through the '80s and into the '90s, earning another hit with "Strange Relationshp" in 1988, and cutting duets with Dionne Warwick and Anita Baker. He's also been busy as a writer, producer, and session vocalist. Hewett co-wrote and produced "Frustration" for LaToya Jackson in 1984, and sang on her LP Heart Don't Lie. He did lead vocals on LPs by Stanley Clarke and George Duke in 1984 and 1986, a duet with Stacy Lattisaw on "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," and sang with Firefox in 1986, as well as doing backgrounds on a Donna Summer release.'

the above info taken from the You Tube link previously posted.....

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and....look what I found.....this video is from approximately 9 months after A Love of Your Own came out and performed on tour...(notice drummer, who NEVER opens his mouth throughout the whole song....one correction....Ferrone WAS a member of AWB by 1976, I had forgotten):



and now....back to Gil.....

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Nippy wrote:
<quoted text>Divine, you're a bad, mama Jama, lol. I didn't know Howard Hewitt sang that song. I love the song, I say yes. I wanna thank you God for giving me one chance to raise my voice sing your praise or is it AMEN? Please don't forget that smooth and sexy George Benson, If I knew back then what I know now.
Also, I did check out that tip you gave me, but no where can you find that particular album unless it's in a old flea market. That's why I stopped loaning out things. I had that album and the Last Poet's Album.
Whatever happened to them?
We have a lot to talk about....I will find the 'Nikki' CD (I can burn and send the Last Poets to you right now....:)) Have to run out in the early afternoon but maybe we can catch up tonight...Talk later.....
Frank

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39ehonor wrote:
A LOVE OF YOUR OWN(1976) by the Average White Band, sung by the black guy in the band--One of the best R & B songs of the decade!
Actually, it was a WHITE GUY in the band that sang "A Love of Your Own", the great Hamish Stewart.

To see them perform it, just click on the following link:

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