Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson - Winter In America mp3 album
Winter in America is a studio album by American vocalist Gil Scott-Heron and keyboardist Brian Jackson. It was recorded in September to October 1973 at D&B Sound Studio in Silver Spring, Maryland and released in May 1974 by Strata-East Records. Scott-Heron and Jackson produced the album in a stripped-down fashion, relying on traditional African and R&B sounds, while Jackson's piano-based arrangements were rooted in jazz and the blues.
Winter in America is a studio album by American recording artist Gil Scott-Heron and musician Brian Jackson, released in May 1974 on Strata-East Records. Recording sessions for the album took place during September to October 1973 at D&B Sound Studio in Silver Spring, Maryland. It contains introspective and socially conscious lyrics by Scott-Heron that reflect on African-American culture at the time of the album's conception.
Gil Scott-Heron’s literary side was nurtured by his grandmother who introduced him to the poems and stories of Langston Hughes when he was a young boy. He was raised by her in Jackson, Tenn. where he read Hughes’ texts in the Chicago Defender, a black newspaper the old lady had delivered weekly. When Gil did right by his mother and returned to Lincoln University in 1969, he and fellow student pianist/flutist Brian Jackson began combining poetics with soulful jazz arrangements. As Gil and Jackson laid the foundation for their future music, first with group Black & Blues and then as a duo, Gil’s novel was published by The World Publishing Company in 1970, who also simultaneously released his political poetry collection Small Talk at 125th and Lenox.
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Gil Scott-Heron was at his most righteous and provocative on this album. The title cut was a moving, angry summation of the social injustices Scott-Heron felt had led the nation to a particularly dangerous period, while "The Bottle" was a great treatise on the dangers of alcohol abuse. He also offered his thoughts on Nixon's legacy with "The H2O Gate Blues," a classic oral narrative. Brian Jackson's capable keyboard, acoustic piano and arranging talents helped make this a first-rate release, one of several the duo issued during the 1970s.
The Constitution, a noble piece of paper Would free society. It struggled but then died in vain And now Democracy is ragtime on the corner Hoping for some rain And looks like it's hoping Hoping for some rain. And I see the robins perched in barren treetops They’re watching last-ditch racists marching across the floor But just like the peace sign that vanished in our dreams Never had a chance to grow Never had a chance to grow
Winter In America was poet and writer Gil Scott Heron's fourth album, and the first to be co-billed with his flautist, keyboard player and co-writer Brian Jackson. Recorded in September 1973 and released the following year, it captures Scott Heron at a turning point, largely leaving his heavier raps behind in favour of a floating ambience, with his poetry and song being illuminated by Jackson's superb instrumentation.
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|A1||Peace Go With You, Brother||5:27|
|A2||Rivers Of My Fathers||8:19|
|A3||A Very Precious Time||5:17|
|B2||Song For Bobby Smith||4:38|
|B3||Your Daddy Loves You||3:25|
|B5||Peace Go With You, Brother||1:10|
- Copyright (c) – Get Back
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Strata-East Records, Inc.
- Licensed From – Charly Licensing Aps
- Manufactured By – Abraxas Srl
- Marketed By – Abraxas Srl
- Recorded At – D & B Sound
- Published By – Brouhaha Music
- Artwork [Liner Collage] – Ms. Peggy Harris*
- Drums [Traps] – Bob Adams
- Electric Bass [Fender Bass] – Danny Bowens
- Electric Piano, Piano [Acoustic], Vocals – Brian Jackson
- Electric Piano, Vocals – Gil Scott-Heron
- Engineer, Producer [Production Assistance] – Jose Williams
- Liner Notes – Gil*
- Management – Dan Henderson
- Painting [Cover] – Eugene Coles
- Photography By [Liner Photos] – Gary Price, Tony Cerrante
- Producer – Perpis-Fall Music, Inc.
- Written-By – B. Jackson* (tracks: A1 to A4, B5), Scott-Heron*
Notes180 gram virgin vinyl. Originally released on Strata-East Records in 1974
All compositions published by Brouhaha Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Recorded on September 4, 5 and October 15, 1973 at D&B Sound, Silver Springs, Maryland.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 8 013252 800412
- Matrix / Runout (Side A runout stamped): GET 8004 LP A 33 RPM
- Matrix / Runout (Side B runout stamped): GET 8004 LP B 33 RPM
|SES-19742||Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson*||Winter In America (LP, Album, Gat)||Strata-East||SES-19742||US||1974|
|TVT 4320-4||Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson*||Winter In America (Cass)||Rumal-Gia Records, TVT Records||TVT 4320-4||US||1998|
|BOM525||Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson*||Winter In America (CD, Album, RE)||Bomba Records||BOM525||Japan||1995|
|SES-19742||Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson*||Winter In America (LP, Album, RP, Pal)||Strata-East||SES-19742||US||Unknown|
|CHARLYLP0002-1||Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson*||Winter In America (LP, RE, Gat)||Charly Records||CHARLYLP0002-1||UK||1997|