“Bridges” by Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - album review

TJR says

For my tastes, the subtle change from the jazzy to the funky since signing to Arista has been very welcome, and the relative improvement continues on “Bridges”, which finds Scott-Heron sounding more like an actual soul singer than ever before. “We Almost Lost Detroit” is the highlight for me, concerning itself with Fermi 1, which, as Wikipedia tells, was America's first commercial breeder reactor, with emphasis on the 1966 partial nuclear meltdown. It took four years for the reactor to be repaired, and then performance was poor. In 1972, the reactor core was dismantled and the reactor was decommissioned. America's first effort at operating a full-scale breeder had failed. Scott-Heron remembers the activist Karen Silkwood who was most likely murdered in '74 for her troublesome investigations and reportings. Whilst we never quite lost Detroit, we most certainly lost Karen Silkwood.

The Jukebox Rebel
25-Mar-2011

A1 [03:37] 4.9.png Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - Hello Sunday! Hello Road! (Gil Scott-Heron) Disco / Funk
A2 [03:53] 5.0.png Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - Song Of The Wind (Gil Scott-Heron) R n B
A3 [04:15] 5.7.png Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - Racetrack In France (Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson) Disco / Funk
A4 [07:41] 5.5.png Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - Vildgolia (Deaf, Dumb And Blind) (Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson) R n B
B1 [03:59] 4.6.png Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - Under The Hammer (Gil Scott-Heron) Disco / Funk
B2 [05:19] 6.7.png Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - We Almost Lost Detroit (Gil Scott-Heron) R n B
B3 [00:33] 5.1.png Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - Tuskeegee #626 (Gil Scott-Heron) Soul
B4 [05:45] 4.8.png Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - Delta Man (Where I’m Comin’ From) (Gil Scott-Heron) Soul
B5 [04:15] 4.5.png Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - 95 South (All Of The Places We’ve Been) (Gil Scott-Heron) R n B




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