Gil Scott-Heron Collaboration

I love the collaboration that is taking place for the spirit and consciousness for Gil Scott-Heron. I wrote about Bill Ortiz’s CD Winter in America on Friday 1/13/12 (see Related Articles). I have discovered more information from special collaborators I wish to share with you.

Gil Scott-Heron will be honored at the 2012 Grammy Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award. You can learn more here at this micro-site established by his son, Rumal Rackley, his family and the Gil Scott-Heron estate.

I am energized to connect once with the spirit of  urban poet Gil Scott-Heron through the online Web site and the vibrant pages of  his new book, The Last Holiday: A Memoir

I applaud the efforts of Tim Mohr in his editorial capacity for this volume. The book lives and breathes Gil Scott-Heron. Thank you Tim for the collaborative respect you evidence throughout the book.

The book cover displayed below is the edition published in Great Britain by Canongate Books Ltd. Canongate has a long history in earnest with Gil Scott-Heron. I encourage you to visit the Gil Scott-Heron Canongate TV Book Channel to view a video interview and gain more insight into the artist’s spirit.

Oscar Wilson’s dust jacket illustration art is richly compelling. Oscar’s vivid portfolio is published on Debut Art here.

Illustration by Oscar Wilson - Debut Art
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