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Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson Reggae Tribute Album Announced

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Washington D.C. reggae group the Archives have announced their new LP Carry Me Home. A Reggae Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson, a reggae tribute to the two artists on what would have been Gil Scott-Heron’s 71s birthday. The album was produced by the Archives’ Darryl “Trane” Burke and Thievery Corporation’s Eric Hilton, and is due out May 27 via Hilton’s Montserrat House label. Check out the first single “A Toast to the People” featuring Raheem DeVaughn below.

The record spans the breadth of Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson’s creative partnership, which lasted from the 1971 album Pieces of a Man (featuring the protest anthem “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”) through the 1980 LP 1980 and includes such classics as 1974’s Winter in America. Hilton and Burke collected artists like DeVaughn, Puma Ptah, the dub poet Mutabaruka, Augustus Pablo’s son Addis and Joseph Hill of Culture’s son Kenyatta to perform alongside the Archives on the record, which also features contributions from Jackson himself on three tracks.

Chicago drummer and producer Makaya McCraven recently paid tribute to Scott-Heron’s final album with We’re New Again: A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven. Read more about it in “How Makaya McCraven Reimagined Gil Scott-Heron’s Final Album” on the Pitch.

Carry Me Home: A Reggae Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson:

01 Home Is Where the Hatred Is (ft. Puma Ptah)
02 Rivers of My Fathers (ft. Addis Pablo, Puma Ptah)
03 Peace Go With You Brother (ft. Puma Ptah)
04 It’s Your World (ft. Brian Jackson, Puma Ptah)
05 Who’ll Pay Reparations On My Soul? (ft. Mustafa Akbar, Puma Ptah)
06 Song of the Wind (ft. Puma Ptah)
07 Must Be Something (ft. Brian Jackson, Puma Ptah)
08 A Toast to the People (ft. Raheem DeVaughn)
09 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (ft. Kenyatta Hill, Mateo Monk)
10 Cane (ft. Puma Ptah)
11 Revolution Disguised as Change (ft. Mutabaruka, Puma Ptah)
12 Winter in America (ft. Brian Jackson, Puma Ptah)
13 Home Is Where the Hatred Is [I Grade Dub Mix]
14 Rivers of My Fathers [I Grade Dub Mix]

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Date: April 2, 2020
Author: Matthew Ismael Ruiz