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Although a major across-the-board hit always eluded the poet, singer, and activist Gil Scott-Heron, this album does contain one of his best-known songs. "B-Movie," an extended attack on Ronald "Ray-gun," unleashes 12 minutes of vitriol about the then recently elected president. Beginning with the declaration "Mandate, my ass," it's a laundry list of fears about Reagan, fantasizing that his election meant "we're all actors" in some surreal film. Delivered over a taut funk groove, parts of it are still funny. Elsewhere, Scott ...

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  1. Storm Music
  2. Grandma's Hands
  3. Is That Jazz?
  4. Morning Thoughts
  5. Inner City Blues (Poem: "The Siege of New Orleans")
  6. Gun
  7. "B" Movie
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2003, BMG

UPC: 766483113629

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UPC: 4007192540945

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