The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” is a poem and song by Gil Scott-Heron. Scott-Heron first recorded it for his 1970 album Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, on which he recited the lyrics, accompanied by congas and bongo drums. A re-recorded version, with a full band, was the B-side to Scott-Heron’s first single, “Home Is Where the Hatred Is”, from his album Pieces of a Man (1971). It was also included on his compilation album, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (1974). All these releases were issued on the Flying Dutchman Productions record label.
|“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”|
|Single by Gil Scott-Heron|
|from the album Pieces of a Man|
|A-side||“Home Is Where the Hatred Is”|
|Recorded||April 19, 1971RCA Studios, New York City|
“his aggressive, no-nonsense street poetry inspired a legion of intelligent rappers while his engaging songwriting skills placed him square in the R&B charts later in his career.”
Gilbert Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken-word performer in the 1970s and 1980s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. His own term for himself was “bluesologist,”  which he defined as “a scientist who is concerned with the origin of the blues.”[note 1]
|Scott-Heron performing at WOMAD|
in Bristol, 1986
|Birth name||Gilbert Scott-Heron|
|Born||April 1, 1949|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Origin||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Died||May 27, 2011 (aged 62)|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, Rhodes piano, guitar|
|Labels||RCAFlying DutchmanStrata EastAristaTVTXLJAD Records|
|Associated acts||Brian JacksonRon HollowayMalik & the O.G’sMusicians United for Safe EnergyArtists United Against ApartheidBlack and Blues|
Not nearly enough Tributes to this Man have ever been done! A man who was truly in tune to the Times.
God Bless Him and His Family.