This post is lifted from Richard Russell’s Blog, who as some of you may know is the owner and manager of XL Recordings. The label in which put out Gils latest and last album ‘I’m New Here’, 17 years after his preceding record.
The last conversation I had with Gil Scott-Heron was on March 19 2011.
He rang me on a Saturday, the day after my birthday, I answered his call whilst browsing in Foyles bookshop in London.
We spoke for an hour. Conversation like this with GIl were a gift.
He was a father figure of sorts to…