Tuesday, November 1, 2016

40 Year Itch : Truly Free!

Released in November of 1976, Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson's It's Your World is a double album featuring four studio cuts like the funky title track and six live cuts recorded in Boston during the Bicentennial weekend like a sensational 13 and a half minute version of "The Bottle" and a previously posted "Bicentennial Blues". 

Playboy called Scott-Heron "the voice of black rage and the first major black thinker of the 70's". Forty years later, the lyrics have lost none of their relevancy. Robert Christgau gave the album an A-minus, writing "you've heard of selling out? This is selling in."

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