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The Resource Gil Scott-Heron : pieces of a man, Marcus Baram

Gil Scott-Heron : pieces of a man, Marcus Baram

Label
Gil Scott-Heron : pieces of a man
Title
Gil Scott-Heron
Title remainder
pieces of a man
Statement of responsibility
Marcus Baram
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Best known for his 1970 polemic "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," Gil Scott-Heron was a musical icon who defied characterization. He tantalized audiences with his charismatic stage presence, and his biting, observant lyrics in such singles as "The Bottle" and "Johannesburg" provide a time capsule for a decade marked by turbulence, uncertainty, and racism. While he was exalted by his devoted fans as the "black Bob Dylan" (a term he hated) and widely sampled by the likes of Kanye West, Prince, Common, and Elvis Costello, he never really achieved mainstream success. Yet he maintained a cult following throughout his life, even as he grappled with the personal demons that fueled so many of his lyrics. Scott-Heron performed and occasionally recorded well into his later years, until eventually succumbing to his life-long struggle with addiction. He passed away in 2011, the end to what had become a hermit-like existence. In this biography, Marcus Baram--an acquaintance of Gil Scott-Heron's--will trace the volatile journey of a troubled musical genius. Baram will chart Scott-Heron's musical odyssey, from Chicago to Tennessee to New York: a drug addict's twisted path to redemption and enduring fame. In Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man, Marcus Baram puts the complicated icon into full focus
Summary
A full-length biography of the hip-hop innovator best known for his 1970 polemic "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" traces his life, career and death while examining how his lyrics reflect the turbulence, transition and race conflicts of his time
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10385046
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baram, Marcus
Dewey number
  • 782.421643092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scott-Heron, Gil
  • Soul musicians
  • African American musicians
  • African American poets
  • Poets, American
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
pieces of a man
Label
Gil Scott-Heron : pieces of a man, Marcus Baram
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Can't go home again -- Scotty, why you run so fast? -- Broken and then unbroken -- Sounds of the city -- Unleashed -- The protest and the rage -- The black and blues -- Who am I? -- Brothers in arms -- "Whitey's been kicking my ass for too long" -- Revolution of the mind -- "I saw the thunder and heard the lightning" -- The urban strange -- Spider and the stickman -- Free jazz and wild stuff -- Bluesology -- The prince of chocolate city -- The rhythm of rebirth -- "Black Bob Dylan" -- What's the word? -- My father's house -- The griot -- "Do we have enough love?" -- Keeping it real -- Peace go with you, brother -- Fire and water -- Turning corners -- Hotter than July -- Facing backward -- Black wax -- Long dark night of the soul -- The godfather of rap -- Reunited -- Deep in exile -- Don't give up -- Hanging on to hope -- "Doing time in places I don't want to be" -- Me and the devil -- Back from the dead -- Hitting a wall -- The last holiday -- Spirits
Control code
ocn827256463
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781250012784
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014026384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)827256463
Label
Gil Scott-Heron : pieces of a man, Marcus Baram
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Can't go home again -- Scotty, why you run so fast? -- Broken and then unbroken -- Sounds of the city -- Unleashed -- The protest and the rage -- The black and blues -- Who am I? -- Brothers in arms -- "Whitey's been kicking my ass for too long" -- Revolution of the mind -- "I saw the thunder and heard the lightning" -- The urban strange -- Spider and the stickman -- Free jazz and wild stuff -- Bluesology -- The prince of chocolate city -- The rhythm of rebirth -- "Black Bob Dylan" -- What's the word? -- My father's house -- The griot -- "Do we have enough love?" -- Keeping it real -- Peace go with you, brother -- Fire and water -- Turning corners -- Hotter than July -- Facing backward -- Black wax -- Long dark night of the soul -- The godfather of rap -- Reunited -- Deep in exile -- Don't give up -- Hanging on to hope -- "Doing time in places I don't want to be" -- Me and the devil -- Back from the dead -- Hitting a wall -- The last holiday -- Spirits
Control code
ocn827256463
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781250012784
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014026384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)827256463

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