Thursday, April 11, 2013
Gil Scott-Heron - Lady Day & John Coltrane
To help pay tribute to the legendary poet, musician and activist here is one of my favorite all-time tracks by the legendary artist in "Lady Day And John Coltrane". This uplifting soulful cut was featured on Scott-Heron's classic 1971 album Pieces of a Man. Like the title suggests, the song pays tribute to jazz great's Billie Holiday, John Coltrane and how listening to their music can help those going through tough times, a powerful message in the early seventies. Overall, just one of the many amazing tracks written and recorded by arguably one of the most influential and important singer/songwriters to have come out of America in the second half of the last century.
Gil Scott-Heron - Lady Day And John Coltrane