Space Capsule – Gil Scott-Heron Tribute

Perfect tunes to remember the man's musical contributions with as well as add a touch of depth to an otherwise lazy weekend...


The Space Capsule, is a weekly free-form public radio show on

Each week a mix of GOOD music ranging from Electronic, Dub-Step, Hip-Hop and Jazz gets a needle drop and rotation for the masses to vibe to.

They recently did a great Gil-Scott Heron tribute that I happened to grab hold to from one of the show’s hosts, Sinuendo and I must say, they picked some of the legends most memorable records, interspersing them within the 60 minute mix with a few other important records from either the same time period or within the same vein as GSH’s message.

Perfect tunes to remember the man’s musical contributions with as well as add a touch of depth to an otherwise lazy weekend.

Check the playlist below and then click here to grab a copy for your Gil-Scott archives.

Gil Scott-Heron – ‘Whitey On The Moon’
Small Talk At 125th And Lenox (1970, RCA)

Aaron Neville – ‘Hurcules’
Hercules (1995, Charly Records)

Public Enemy – ‘Don’t Believe The Hype’
It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988, Def Jam)

Gil Scott-Heron – ‘Plastic Pattern People’
Small Talk At 125th And Lenox (1970, RCA)

Curtis Mayfield – ‘Billy Jack’
There’s No Place Like America Today (1975, Curtom)

Isley Brothers – ‘Fight The Power’
The Heat Is On (1975, T Neck)

Gil Scott-Heron – I’ve Been Me (Interlude)
I’m New Here (2010, XL Recordings Ltd.)

Gil Scott-Heron – “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”
Flying Groove (comp. 2003, Bluebird)

The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy – “Television The Drug Of The Nation”
Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury (1992, Island)

James Brown – “Get Up, Get Into It And Get Involved” (mono)
In The Jungle Groove  (comp. 2003, Polydor)

Gil Scott-Heron – “Home Is Where The Hatred Is”
Flying Funk (comp. 2003, Bluebird)

Donny Hathaway – “The Ghetto”
Everything Is Everything (1970/reissue 2007, Atlantic/Rhino)

Sly & The Family Stone – “Do You Know What” (Instrumental)
There’s A Riot Goin’ On  (Originally released 1971/reissue 2007, Epic/Legacy)

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