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Gil Scott-Heron: Ronnie Scott's, London

David Sinclair, Times, The, 4 June 1985

ALTHOUGH HE does not like being labelled, particularly as a "protest singer", Gil Scott-Heron may fairly be described as a radical black poet and jazz-funk musician. A former novelist and university lecturer, he is a highly literate and articulate man who has chosen the language of the street and the medium of music to convey his politically charged message.

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