Gil Scott-Heron / Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson / Brian Jackson

Winter in America

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Gil Scott-Heron was at his most righteous and provocative on this album. The title cut was a moving, angry summation of the social injustices Scott-Heron felt had led the nation to a particularly dangerous period, while "The Bottle" was a great treatise on the dangers of alcohol abuse. He also offered his thoughts on Nixon's legacy with "The H2O Gate Blues," a classic oral narrative. Brian Jackson's capable keyboard, acoustic piano and arranging talents helped make this a first-rate release, one of several the duo issued during the 1970s.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 5:27
2 8:19
3 5:17
4 2:51
5 5:14
6 4:38
7 3:25
8 8:08
9 1:10
10 8:23
11 4:46
12 4:25
13 11:56
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