Thursday, June 11, 2009

Gil Scott-Heron "Live at the Village Gate" (1976)




"17th Street" excerpt


"Must be something we can do" excerpt

Well, why not two Gil Scott-Heron posts in a row?

Following the 1977 Bottom Line show and the 1978 Berkeley show, here are Gil and the Midnight Band at the Village Gate in NYC, 1976.

Tracks not appearing on the others are the latin-funk banger "17th Street" and "Must be Something We Can Do" but it's all good, starting off with the usual kickass latin percussion jam.

This is a soundboard rip that has then been broadcast on WRVR-FM, and finally recorded on reel-to-reel quarter-inch tape. Hope you enjoy it!

TRACKLIST

01. Intro Jam (3:16)
02. 17th Street (6:12)
03. Must Be Something We Can Do (5:24)
04. It's Your World (4:45)
05. Home Is Where The Hatred Is (12:40)
06. Johannesburg (6:36)



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30 comments:

ish said...

And thanks again for this one.

Jazzjet said...

Wow, thanks for this latest Gil - and the one yesterday - and the Bottom Line one. Too much!

chewiec said...

Cheers big ears. Let's see how this one drops?

Matthew Schindler said...

Just killer. Thanks so much.

saul said...

Simon,

you the man ... Gil's the man. Say no more

Saul

AmBrOsE said...

Excellent, thanx for this. :-)

nick said...

awesome. thank you so much, simon, and thanks for the flac option too! ah, gil and a friday afternoon...

orleyfarm said...

Thank you for these great posts! I played Winter in America to death in high school and am eager to revisit this group now. ish's long comment on the 1977 Bottom Line show is worth reading.

ish said...

Back to say I've listened to this and enjoyed it. The latin-jam 17th street and Gil's introduction to the song have given me great pause to ponder the passage of time: today West 17th Street is smack dab in the middle of uber-gentrified Chelsea. While there's still one predominantly latin public housing project in the area, the Chelsea neighborhood is full of tenements-turned-overpriced-condos, and the largest neighborhood component is white gay men; which pretty much means any local salsa/latin flavor is replaced by bad bad techno or the latest Beyonce. Oh my people. Anyway, it's great to hear this stuff in a live context; it's more evocative of a lost time than the more polished album versions. Though Gil Scott-Heron could have made an album where he did nothing but talk about feminine hygiene products and adult diapers and I bet it would have been one incredible listen. Such a way with words.

Simon666 said...

Thanks Ish -
It's been 12 years since i've been in NYC, but Chelsea sounds just like I imagined it would have become ... :)

James said...

brilliant show, thanks for posting all the GSH live stuff, blinding tunes!!!

Anonymous said...

Outstanding album Simon, thanks again!

Andy said...

Too much Simon,great work.I'll pop some tracks on the show and give you a shout.Thanks

Mona said...

Simon/
Do you have any idea where I can find 'Re Ron'? The link for the best of over at Blaxploitation unfortunately is dead.
Regards/

Simon666 said...

Hi Mona -
I've got that comp, will upload a little later and post a note for you here. Actually, until I saw your comment, I didn't realise that "Re-Ron" was a single-only release ..

Mona said...

Thanx Simon that would be brilliant. I must admit that until a couple of hours ago neither did I (re ReRon only single). I had in my head that BMovie was done with Laswell and it was only on googling I found it wasn't but RR was!
Regards/

Simon666 said...

Hey Mona -
Found it :

http://proac.webd.pl/lofiversion/index.php/t23015.html

Mona said...

Thanx Simon!
Regards/

Ted said...

these are really fantastic and I've been trying to hep many to them--in all my decades listening to soul music I sure have been too slow at coming to Gil--I thank him, too

Anonymous said...

thanks-can't wait to hear-gotta bunch of his albums, but no live stuff-thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful stuff thank you so much... Do What Thou Wilt!

Simon666 said...

Cross-promotion ! Here you go - Gil Scott-Heron – “Live at Glastonbury” (1986)

Simon666 said...

And another Gil bootleg! Gil Scott-Heron – “Live In Bremen” (1983) Come get it …

Anonymous said...

hope you get around to reposting this.
Used to like Rapidshare, but they're becoming impossible these days - maybe Sharebee so we have a choice?
love yer blog!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous again - (heh, heh...).
Thanks a bunch! I've had an RS account for quite awhile now. Just noticed that they've been removing a lot of links lately, but you've re-uped it and I'm super happy!

Thanks again!

hc1 said...

Those links are dead already. I was looking forward to hearing that show. H.

Simon666 said...

Hi hc 1 - I just tested the links, and they're all working.

troods said...

Can't thank you all enough for the concerts. Wept when he left us......I've been a fan since 1970. Will groove back to the time when Chelsea was Chelsea. Love from NYC. Trudy

jazztap said...

merci

Anonymous said...

Yes! Thank you so much. Had the pleasure of seeing GSH shortly before he died at a rare appearance in Durham, NC.

He is missed and will always be missed.