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    • Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
    • Gil Scott-Heron – Lady Day And John Coltrane
    • Gil Scott-Heron – Home Is Where The Hatred Is
    • Gil Scott-Heron – Pieces Of A Man
    • 1. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
    • 2. Save The Children
    • 3. Lady Day And John Coltrane
    • 4. Home Is Where The Hatred Is
    • 5. When You Are Who You Are
    • 6. I Think Ill Call It Morning
    • 7. Pieces Of A Man
    • 8. A Sign Of The Ages
    • 9. Or Down You Fall
    • 10. The Needles Eye
    • 11. The Prisoner

    Must-have Gil Scott-Heron album featuring "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" and "Home Is Where The Hatred Is".

    Other Releases by Gil Scott-Heron

    Gil Scott-HeronI'm New Here (10th Anniversary Expanded Edition)XL Recordings

    "In February 2010, the late, legendary musician, poet and author Gil Scott-Heron released his thirteenth, and last, studio album. First conceptualised in 2005, and ultimately produced by XL Recordings head Richard Russell during New York recording sessions that commenced in January 2008, 'I’m New Here' was Scott-Heron’s first album in thirteen years and found him sounding as vital, boundary-pushing and insightful as ever before. XL Recordings release a limited-edition, expanded version of the album on its 10th anniversary. In addition to the original album, the 'I'm New Here 10th Anniversary Edition' features two unreleased tracks - a cover of Richie Havens’ 'Handsome Johnny’ and a previously unheard Scott-Heron song 'King Henry IV’ - as well as a selection of other recordings from the original I’m New Here sessions that were only previously available on a rare, vinyl only deluxe version of the LP."

    • – On Coming from a Broken Home (Pt. 1)
    • – Me and the Devil
    • – I'm New Here
    • – Your Soul and Mine
    • – Parents (Interlude)
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    Gil Scott-HeronWe’re New Again – A Reimagining by Makaya McCravenXL Recordings

    To mark the 10th anniversary of the release of 'I’m New Here', the 13th, and last, studio album from the legendary US musician, poet and author Gil Scott-Heron, acclaimed US jazz musician Makaya McCraven delivers a unique reinterpretation of the album.

    • – Special Tribute (Broken Home pt. 1)
    • – I'm New Here
    • – Running
    • – Blessed Parents
    • – New York is Killing Me
    • – The Patch (Broken Home pt. 2)
    • – People of the Light
    • – Being Blessed
    • – Where Did the Night Go
    Gil Scott-HeronA New Black Poet : Small Talk at 125th and Lennox (1970)Flying Dutchman

    Legendary classic first album featuring heavyweight percussion backing up the amazing spoken poetry/rap of the young genius. E-S-S-E-N-T-I-A-L!

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      Gil Scott-HeronNothing NewXL

      Re-issue of this Record Store Day release from 2013 - 'Nothing New' is the collection of outtakes and unreleased takes from the late, great Gil Scott-Heron album, 'I'm New Here'.

      • – Did You Hear What They Said
      • – Better Days Ahead
      • – Household Name (Interlude)
      • – Your Daddy Loves You
      • – Changing Yourself (Interlude)
      • – Pieces Of A Man
      • – Enjoying Yourself (Outro)
      • – Alien (Hold Onto Your Dreams)
      • – Before I Hit The Bottom (Interlude)
      • – 95 South (All Of The Places We've Been)
      • – The Other Side
      • – The On/Off Switch (Interlude)
      • – Blue Collar
      • – On Bobby Blue Bland (Outro)
      Gil Scott-HeronThe Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman MastersBGP

      The three albums Gil Scott-Heron recorded for Bob Thiele’s Flying Dutchman label are some of the most important in the history of black music. They show a multi-talented artist reaching maturity with his first recorded efforts. "The Revolution Begins” gathers together every piece of music released by Gil on Flying Dutchman, including a track recorded with Bernard “Pretty” Purdie which has never been previously reissued. All remastered from the original master tapes, bringing you sound that’s better than you’ll ever have heard and new clarity to Gil’s words and the musical performances. BGP have additionally assembled an alternate version of Gil's third album, "Free Will", based on access to the original recordings.

        Gil Scott-HeronFree Will (1972)Flying Dutchman

        Brilliant early Gil Scott-Heron album. One of his rarest on the great Flying Dutchman label.

        • – Free Will
        • – Sex Education Ghetto Style

        Other Releases on Flying Dutchman

        Lonnie Liston SmithVisions Of A New World (1975)Flying Dutchman

        Seminal jazz funk deep fusion classic featuring "A Chance For Peace".

        Essential in anyone's collection!

        • – A Chance For Peace
        • Original LP£40.00
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        Horace Tapscott QuintetThe Giant Is AwakenedFlying Dutchman

        This album has been out of print for near on 50 years and is a 100% essential cornerstone deep, deep spiritual jazz release - don't miss out!

        Seminal spiritual jazz masterpiece from 1969! Horace Tapscott's debut (and only) release for a major label - Flying Dutchman - occurred at the height of the civil rights/black power movement in the USA. Soon after the Watts Riots (65), Tapscott was the central figure at the heart of the community music scene (a precursor to that of Thundercat, Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus almost 50 years later).

        Flying Dutchman was the only major label that Tapscott trusted to release his music - a testament to founder Bob Thiele who had produced John Coltrane's seminal Impulse releases throughout the 1960s. At the same time as Tapscott, Flying Dutchman signed Gil Scott Heron and Leon Thomas.

        • – The Giant Is Awakened
        • – For Fats
        • – The Dark Tree
        • – Niger's Theme
        • LP£31.00
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        Leon ThomasSpirits Known And UnknownFlying Dutchman

        Reissue of the all-time classic jazz album originally released via the legendary Flying Dutchman label in 1969. Includes the classic deep jazz track 'The Creator Has A Masterplan'!

        • – The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace)
        Leon ThomasBlues And The Soulful TruthFlying Dutchman

        Great deep funky vocal jazz. Includes 'Shape Your Mind To Die'.



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          Leon ThomasFull CircleFlying Dutchman

          Fantasic deep vocal jazz! Includes "Balance Of Life" and "It's My Life I'm Fighting For"


            • Original LP£25.00
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            Gil Scott-HeronA New Black Poet : Small Talk at 125th and Lennox (1970)Flying Dutchman

            Legendary classic first album featuring heavyweight percussion backing up the amazing spoken poetry/rap of the young genius. E-S-S-E-N-T-I-A-L!

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              Ornette Coleman Friends And Neighbours: Ornette Live At Prince StreetFlying Dutchman

              One of the most forward-thinking and radical musicians of his or any era, saxophone great Ornette Coleman revolutionised jazz with his early albums for Atlantic Records. In the late 60s he was signed to Impulse by Bob Thiele. When Bob left Impulse, Coleman donated a track to his Flying Dutchman album “Head Start”. Then, finding himself temporarily without a deal, he allowed Flying Dutchman to put out his latest album, a fascinating recording cut live at a loft space Coleman owned in downtown New York. Musicians on the recording include his long-time collaborators Ed Blackwell on drums and Charlie Haden on bass alongside fiery tenor player Dewey Redman. The music is a satisfying set that particularly shines on the title track and ‘Forgotten Song’. Out of print for nearly 40 years, “Friends And Neighbors” is one of the most overlooked albums in Coleman’s extensive discography. We hope this reissue brings a change to that.

              • – Friends And Neighbors (Vocal)
              • – Friens And Neighbors (Instrumental)
              • – Long Time No See
              Lonnie Liston SmithExpansions (1975)Flying Dutchman

              The original all-time classic rare groove anthem. Expand your mind!

               

               

              • – Expansions
              • – Voodoo Woman
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              Gil Scott-HeronFree Will (1972)Flying Dutchman

              Brilliant early Gil Scott-Heron album. One of his rarest on the great Flying Dutchman label.

              • – Free Will
              • – Sex Education Ghetto Style
              Lonnie Liston SmithAstral Travelling (1973)Flying Dutchman

              Classic album of deep, deep, funky jazz......Includes 'Astral Travelling', as covered by Pharoah Sanders. Heavyweight line-up including Cecil McBee on Bass.

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                Leon ThomasThe Leon Thomas Album (1972)Flying Dutchman

                Leon Thomas' second album, arranged by Oliver Nelson, featuring Billy Cobham, Roy Haynes and James Spaulding. Includes 'Pharoah's Tune".



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                    • – walk on by
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                      • – 125th street congress
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                      • – Cissy Strut
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                        • – Lady Is Love
                        • – Live Again
                        • – Two Ladies
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                        • – Wonderful to Be in Love
                        • – Felt Her Fire
                        • – I've Got to Go
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                        These singles have come to be known as ‘Blue Coxsone’ in collector’s circles and fetch tidy sums given their limited release and rarity. This limited edition box set features six rare singles all reproduced on the original Blue Coxsone label featuring essential tunes from Joe Higgs, Winston Jarrett, The Sound Dimension, The Melodians and other Studio One icons. Also included is a previously unreleased Blue Coxsone single, The Sound Dimension 'Walk Don’t Run' / Trevor Clarke 'Giving Up on Love' [CS 7073].

                          • 6×7"£75.00
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                          This is the first volume of the Hot sauce compilation LPs dedicated to the Trojan related UK labels between 1965 and 1975. It features Rocksteady, Boss Reggae, early Dub and early Reggae, outstanding original Jamaican tracks including rare songs, overlooked gems, hidden treasures and some hits. The record labels showcased on the first volume are Attack, Amalgamated, Black Swan, Blue Cat, Downtown, Doctor Bird, Duke, Grape, High Note, Randy’s and Trojan. The tracks here have been selected according to their musical interest firstly, their rarity, and their complementary feel as pert of this compilation. Particular attention has been paid to the way the songs are sequenced (or “mixed”) so that the album builds up nicely and gradually, generally starting with the Rocksteady songs on the A side and the 70s songs on the B side.

                          The cover features unique art drawing from a talented French cartoonist Alteau. This release includes a 30x30cm insert poster printed on glossy magazine paper.

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                          • Stranger & Patsy – Tell It To Me (Doctor Bird 1967)
                          • Glen Miller – Rocksteady Party (Doctor Bird 1967)
                          • Des All Stars – Walk With Des (Grape 1970)
                          • Andersons All Stars – Intensified Girls (Blue Cat 1968)
                          • The Cobbs – Space Doctor (Amalgamated 1969)
                          • Clancy Collins – Brother Moses (Duke 1969)
                          • The Gaylads – I Love The Reggae (Randy's 1969)
                          • Johnny & The Attractions – Coming On The Scene (Doctor Bird 1968)
                          • The Itals – Dawn Patrol (Black Swan 1971)
                          • Willie Lindo & Charmers Band – Drum Song (Trojan 1974)
                          • The Hardy Boys – Black Out (Attack 1975)
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                          • Hippy Boys – Nigeria (High Note 1969)
                          • Audrey – You'll Loose A Good Thing (Downtown 1969)
                          • 1. Stranger & Patsy – Tell It To Me (Doctor Bird 1967)
                          • 2. Glen Miller – Rocksteady Party (Doctor Bird 1967)
                          • 3. Des All Stars – Walk With Des (Grape 1970)
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                            • – Let's Start
                            • – Black Man's Cry
                            • – Ye Ye De Smell
                            • – Egbe Mi O
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                            • – Wah Fi We
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                            The HeliocentricsTelemetric SoundsMadlib Invazion

                            UK-based cosmic, psychedelic-funk ensemble release their 'Telemetric Sounds' album on maverick producer Madlib’s label, Madlib Invazion!

                            • – Telemetric Sounds
                            • – Devastation
                            • – Space Cake
                            • – Rehearsal 24
                            • – Shattered Mind
                            • – The Opening
                            • – Left To Our Own Devices
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                            • – I'll Be There For You
                            • – Chico - Death Of A Rockstar
                            • – Fury - The Origin
                            • – Crystal Clear
                            • – Demonz
                            • – Digital
                            • – Temper Temper
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                            • Eugene blacknell – Gettin' down
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