Saturday, May 28, 2011

Black wax

There's a fantastic film featuring Gil Scott Heron that I've got on DVD, called Gil Scott Heron: Black Wax. It was directed by Robert Mugge, who has made a number of docos on music and musicians, and was reissued on DVD in 2003.

Shot in Washington DC in 1982, it mixes up concert footage with Heron walking around DC talking about the city and its people. He goes past the White House, thru the ghetto, and a rather funky history museum with mannequins of famous US figures. Here's few clips from it.

It's amazing to think that Heron was still putting out relevant, exciting new music as recently as last year. A full life....

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