Monday Melody

WE TAKE THE SONG FROM EVERY BIRD AND MAKE 'EM SING IT JUST FOR YOU

Gil Scott-Heron
While often painted as a dour dude, Gil Scott-Heron conjured some of the most genuinely hopeful music to emerge from the 1970s. "I Think I'll Call It Morning" from 1971's Pieces of a Man, his landmark masterpiece with composing partner/creative foil Brian Jackson which contains "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," stands shoulder-to-shoulder with anything Stevie or Marvin dished up in the era. When hope emerges in the work of Jackson and Scott-Heron it's had to fight its way through a lot of crap and emerges a bit worse for wear but ready for the hard road that still lies ahead. We offer this Monday wakeup in the hopes that it helps fuel a smile today and provide a melody for your subconscious this week.

And check out JamBase's exclusive interview with Brian Jackson from 2005!

[Published on: 7/20/09]

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