The Last Holiday : A Memoir

Author(s): GIL. SCOTT-HERON

jazz, blues & soul

Raised by his grandmother in Tennessee, Gil Scott-Heron's journey from humble beginnings to becoming one of the most uncompromising and influential songwriters of his generation is a remarkable one. In this, his heartfelt, beautifully written and posthumously published memoir, we are given bright insights into the music industry, New York, the civil-rights movement, modern America, governmental hypocrisy, Stevie Wonder and our wider place in the world. It is also a fitting testament to the generous brilliance of Gil Scott-Heron and to the Spirits that guided him.

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In a musical career spanning five decades, from Small Talk at 125th and Lenox to I'm New Here, Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011) released twenty albums and many seminal singles including 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,' 'Home Is Where the Hatred Is,' 'Winter in America,' 'B Movie,' 'Johan-nesburg,' and 'Lady Day and John Coltrane.' He was also the author of three previous books: two novels, The Vulture and The Nigger Factory and Now and Then: The Poems of Gil Scott- Heron.

General Fields

  • : 9781786890252
  • : Canongate Books Ltd
  • : Canongate Canons
  • : May 2017
  • : June 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : GIL. SCOTT-HERON
  • : Paperback
  • : Main
  • : 336