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“Show Business” by Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson

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I love any song that reminds me of the circus. This is from one of Gil Scott-Heron‘s strong, funky post “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised“-fame late 70s LPs with Brian Jackson.

This music is so polished and tight; the keys and beat in it sound like they came right out of a computer to me. Madison Avenue is my other jam from this album. I prefer his groovier, more singy music, which I feel often out-politics his spoken word work because the verses are so well-crafted and succinct. I’ll probably end up sharing a lot more in this vein.

Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson, “Show Business” from the Secrets LP on Arista Records (1978)

The Bottle:
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