From South Africa to South Carolina

From South Africa to South Carolina

by Brian Jackson

CD

Overview

Thanks to minor hits in the early '70s, such as "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," "The Bottle," and "Home Is Where the Hatred Is," Gil Scott-Heron achieved notoriety as a groundbreaking social critic, poet, and musician. On 1975's FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO SOUTH CAROLINA, Scott-Heron collaborated with musical director Brian Johnston to embolden the many contrasting elements of his Afrocentric, post-R&B palette. Though highly recommended for powerful cuts critiquing nuclear buildup and South African apartheid that sound as fresh today as they did 24 years ago, the album also contains music as powerful as his politics (check the elegant "A Toast to the People" and the lustrous "A Lovely Day"). This TVT reissue is also noteworthy for live bonus tracks recorded later in Scott-Heron's career, including takes on "Johannesburg, South Carolina" and "Save the Children," and a version of "Let Me See Your I.D." that features Miles Davis and Grandmaster Melle Mel.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/1998
Label: Tvt
UPC: 0016581434028
catalogNumber: 4340

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brian Jackson   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Flute,Keyboards,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,Track Performer
Big Youth   Track Performer
Adenola   Percussion,Conga
Bilal Sunni Ali   Flute,Harmonica,Saxophone
Duke Bootee   Track Performer
Danny Bowens   Bass Guitar
Victor Brown   Percussion,Tambourine,Vocals,Bells
Peter Garrett   Track Performer
Grandmaster Melle Mel   Track Performer
Charles Saunders   Conga,Drums
Gil Scott-Heron   Guitar,Piano,Electric Piano,Vocals
Barnett Williams   Percussion
Victor Bowens   Tambourine,Vocals,Bells
Midnight Band   Band
Charlie Saunders   Conga,Chinese Drums
Bob Adams   Drums

Technical Credits

Brian Jackson   Producer
Ralph Moss   Contributor
Gil Scott-Heron   Producer,Liner Notes
Jerry Solomon   Remixing
Jose Williams   Engineer
Midnight Band   Producer
David Lau   Artwork
Adam Shore   Executive Producer
Vera Savcic   Executive Producer
James King   Illustrations

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From South Africa to South Carolina 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Max_by_the_lighthouse More than 1 year ago
Fantastic, mid seventies Gill Scott-Heron ( and Brian Jackson).  "Johannesburg" alone makes this cd worth buying.