Summer '86 (180g LP)

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Format: LP 
Label: Trading Places 
Year: 2020 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 


A1 Washington D.C. 
A2 Winter In America 
A3 Is That Jazz 
A4 Blue Collar 

B1 Johannesburg 
B2 Three Miles Down 
B3 Gun 
B4 Save The Children 
B5 Shut 'Em Down 

Washington DC was one of a number of Gil-Scott-Heron's adoptive homes. And four-fifths of the Amnesia Express, perhaps Gil's longest-serving touring band, hailed from DC: saxophonist Ron Holloway, pianist Kim Jordan, bassist Robbie Gordon, and drummer Rodney Youngs. 

Gil Scott-Heron was one of the foremost singer-songwriters of his generation. A committed civil rights activist who also wrote a couple of unusual novels.  Scott-Heron recorded an exceptional body of work during the 1970s and '80s, and he continued to produce noteworthy material into the new millennium. 

Anyone that had the pleasure of seeing Scott-Heron and His Amnesia Express band during the mid-1980s is unlikely to forget it; percussionist Larry McDonald, drummer Rodney Young, saxophonist Ron Holloway, and backing vocalist/keyboardist Kim Jordan provide a full yet uncluttered backdrop to the man and his piano, as evidenced by these stunning excerpts from the summer 1986 tour, with "Winter In America", "Johannesburg", "Blue Collar", and "Shut 'Em Down" being among the standouts. 

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