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Recording Academy honors Glen Campbell, Steve Jobs and more

1981 days ago
L.A. Times - Pop & HissOn Dec. 21, the Recording Academy announced that Glen Campbell, the Allman Brothers Band, George Jones, Diana Ross, Gil Scott-Heron, the Memphis Horns and Antonio Carlos Jobim will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards. more info

My Morning Jacket Cover Gil Scott-Heron

1981 days ago
StereogumLast week, My Morning Jacket played MSG and in the midst of their epic sprawl of a live show, the band unwrapped covers of Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Bottle” and Bing Crosby’s “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” a song they also handled on their ... more info

The best songs of 2011

1984 days ago
Guardian MusicThe top 40 tracks of the year, as voted for by Guardian writers1 Lana Del Rey – Video Games2 Azealia Banks – 2123 Tyler, the Creator – Yonkers4 Joe Goddard – Gabriel ft Valentina5 Frank Ocean – Swim Good6 Nicki Minaj – Super Bass7 Beyonc... more info

Gil Scott-Heron remembered by Jamie Byng

1992 days ago
Guardian MusicThe American poet and musician had a voice like no other, but he also made you think, recalls Jamie ByngI first met Gil Scott-Heron by sneaking backstage after a gig he played in Edinburgh in 1992. I was clutching a bootlegged Reggae Sunsplash festiv... more info

Bobby Womack and Jonathan Ross on 10 years of Gorillaz

2010 days ago
Guardian MusicSoul singer Bobby Womack reveals how a phone call from Gorillaz helped him rekindle his career, and TV presenter Jonathan Ross hails the unlikely cartoon groupThe roll-call of Gorillaz collaborators over the last decade includes Danger Mouse, Ibrahim... more info

Drake Feat. Rihanna – Take Care

2025 days ago
Discobelle.netSooo, the new Drake album leaked today, and this is maybe one of the most interesting cuts from it – heavily using the source material from Jamie XX’s remix of Gil Scott-Heron’s “I’ll Take Care Of You” track. This makes three Drake songs ... more info

Three New Mixes From Beady Eye

2039 days ago
Stopcryingyourheartout.comWe were expecting two new mixes from Andy to lead up to the UK tour in November. However he has been in touch over the weekend to give us this brand new mix - 'What The World Is Waiting For...' - and asked that it be uploaded first.The other two mixe... more info

Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Rockumentary)

2071 days ago
Totally Fuzzy This BBC FOUR documentary from Grammy-winning director Don Letts looks at the godfather of rap's significance to music and civil rights. Scott-Heron's confrontational, no-nonsense street poetry and songwriting skills have inspired the mode... more info

TV on the Radio

2078 days ago
TopixAs fiercely political as Gil Scott-Heron and with the progressive futurism of Prince, TV on the Radio might be the most culturally significant indie rock act of the past decade. more info

Download Jamie xx’s FACT Mix

2081 days ago
StereogumJamie xx, the xx producer and Gil Scott-Heron collaborator, has a recorded a new half-hour mix of house and garage for FACT. The mix features a few Jamie xx remixes and a bunch of tracks I don’t recognize; there’s no tracklist for this one being ... more info

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