Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson It’s Your World 1976

It’s Your World is a live album recorded by Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson from concerts in Boston in July 1976.

It also includes four tracks that were recorded in the studio.

Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson It’s Your World

Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson It's Your World

Set List

  1. It’s Your World – 3:56 (studio)
  2. Possum Slim – 6:03 (studio)
  3. New York City – 4:50 (studio)
  4. 17th Street – 5:40
  5. Trane – 7:34
  6. Must Be Something – 5:26  (The First Minute of a New Day)
  7. Home Is Where The Hatred Is – 12:08 (Pieces of a Man)
  8. Bicentennial Blues – 8:44
  9. The Bottle – 13:35 (Winter in America)
  10. Sharing – 5:56 (studio)

Most of the songs capture the jazzy, funky, soulful groove of Gil Scott-Heron which makes the messages in his songs so much more palatable than someone preaching at you.

The sound is Latin percussion heavy, piano based and with saxophone and flute adding colour and texture.

Playing on this album are:

Gil Scott-Heron – Vocals, Electric Piano
Brian Jackson – Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesizer, Flute, Vocals
Victor Brown – Vocals,
Bilal Sunni Ali – Tenor Sax, Flute
Delbert Taylor – Trumpet
Danny Bowens – Electric Bass, Vocals
Barnett Williams – Congos, Percussion
Tony Duncanson – Congos, Bongos, Timbales
Reggie Brisbane – Drums, Percussion

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