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Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Song For Bobby Smith (Alternate Take) (1973/74)

instead of doing an over-inflated tribute post to a fallen idol (not my style), i’d rather highlight my favourite Gil Scott-Heron song, a collaboration with Brian Jackson from the album “Winter In America”. this is the ‘Alternate Take’ version of “Song For Bobby Smith”, one which i became besotted with many years ago and used in a couple of key ways (which i will highlight with my next two posts).