Gil Scott-Heron - A New Black Poet: Small Talk At 125th And Lenox

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1970 Gatefold Original In Shrink Wrap. LP Appears Glossy, Unplayed. “Disregard The Understated Title; Small Talk At 125th And Lenox Was A Volcanic Upheaval Of Intellectualism And Social Critique, Recorded Live In A New York Nightclub With Only Bongos And Conga To Back The Street Poet. Here Scott-Heron Introduced Some Of His Most Biting Material, Including The Landmark "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" As Well As His Single Most Polemical Moment: The Angry Race Warning "Enough." Still, He Balances The Tone And Mood Well, Ranging From Direct Broadsides To Clever Satire. He Introduces "Whitey On The Moon" With A Bemused Air ("Wanting To Give Credit Where Credit Is Due"), Then Launches Into A Diatribe Concerning Living Conditions For The Neglected On Earth While Those Racing To The Moon Receive Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars. On "Evolution (And Flashback)," Scott-Heron Laments The Setbacks Of The Civil Rights Movement And Provides A Capsule History Of His Race, Ending Sharply With These Words: "In 1960, I Was A Negro, And Then Malcolm Came Along/Yes, But Some Nigger Shot Malcolm Down, Though The Bitter Truth Lives On/Well, Now I Am A Black Man, And Though I Still Go Second Class/Whereas Once I Wanted The White Man's Love, Now He Can Kiss My Ass." The Only Sour Note Comes On A Brush With Homophobia, "The Subject Was Faggots." John Bush, AMG.

Artist: Gil Scott-Heron Title: A New Black Poet: Small Talk At 125th And Lenox Genre: Soul Type: Used - LP Label: Flying Dutchman Catalog ID: FD 10131 Country: USA Our ID: 45339
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