革命は放映されない?

時流に遅れて最近ツイッターとブログをはじめようとして、ユーザー名に困り、
そのとき久々に聴いていたギル・スコット・ヘロンの”Pieces of a Man“から一部拝借。

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Pieces Of A Man(1971)

I saw my daddy greet the mailman
And I heard the mailman say
“Now don’t you take this letter to heart now Jimmy
Cause they’ve laid off nine others today”
He didn’t know what he was saying
He could hardly understand
That he was only talking to
Pieces of a man
I saw the thunder and heard the lightning
And felt the burden of his shame
And for some unknown reason
He never turned my way


The Bottle(1974)


The Revolution Will Not Be Televised(1971)

“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”, is a proto-rap track with lyricism criticizing the United States government and mass media. Considered a classic in the rap genre, the song features many political references, unadorned arrangements, pounding bass lines and stripped-down drumbeats. The song’s structure and musical formula would later influence the blueprint of modern hip hop. Because of the song’s spoken word style and critical overtones, it has often been referred to as the birth of rap.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pieces_of_a_Man

 

今日ラップと呼ばれるもののいわゆる走り、ラップのプロトタイプ…

15、6年前に知って3枚アルバムを買ってときどき聴いていましたが、そのうちの2枚は誰かに貸して消失…。

去年亡くなってたんですね。享年62歳。
知らなかった…。
ご冥福をお祈りします。

こっちも渋いですよ。


Angola, Louisiana(1978)