Quotes by Gil Scott-Heron

Gilbert Scott-Heron was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken-word performer in the 1970s and 1980s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron.

The best Quotes and Sayings

Music has the power to make me feel good like nothing else does. It gives me some peace for a while. Takes me back to who I really am.

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Well, I grew up on the blues, man!

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I learnt early on that your audience take the songs in the way they want to rather than the way you might want them too.

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Colour is not the issue in America; class is.

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My songs were always about the tone of voice rather than the words.

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