Bridges (Gil Scott-Heron album)

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Bridges
Bridges (Gil Scott-Heron Brian Jackson album) cover art.jpg
Studio album by Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
Released September 1977
Recorded 1977
Genre Soul, Jazz-funk, Funk, Jazz, Spoken word
Label Arista
Producer Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
Co-producer Larry Fallon, Tom Wilson
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson chronology
It's Your World
(1976)
Bridges
(1977)
Secrets
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record Guide B[2]

Bridges is an album by Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson, released in the fall of 1977 on Arista Records.

"We Almost Lost Detroit"[edit]

The song "We Almost Lost Detroit", which shares its title with the 1975 John G. Fuller book of the same name, recounts the story of the nuclear meltdown at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Monroe, MI, in 1966.[3] It was performed at the No Nukes concert in September 1979 at Madison Square Garden. This song was also contributed to the No Nukes album in November 1979 and No Nukes concert film in May 1980.[4][1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Gil Scott-Heron except as noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hello Sunday! Hello Road!"   3:37
2. "Song Of The Wind"   3:53
3. "Racetrack In France" Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson 4:15
4. "Vildgolia (Deaf, Dumb & Blind)" Scott-Heron, Jackson 7:31
5. "Under The Hammer"   3:59
6. "We Almost Lost Detroit"   5:19
7. "Tuskeegee #626"   0:33
8. "Delta Man (Where I'm Coming From)"   5:45
9. "95 South (All Of The Places We've Been)"   4:51

Personnel[edit]

  • Gil Scott-Heron - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Piano
  • Brian Jackson - Flute, Keyboards, T.O.N.T.O.
  • Danny Bowens - Bass
  • Joe Blocker, Reggie Brubane - Drums
  • Fred Payne, Marlo Henderson - Guitar
  • Tony Duncanson, Barnett Williams - Percussion
  • Bilal Sunni Ali - Saxophone
  • Delbert Tailor - Trumpet

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[5]
US US
R&B
Jazz Albums
1977 Bridges 130 16

Legacy[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Schwachter, Jeff. Bridges - Brian Jackson, Gil Scott-Heron at AllMusic. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Gil Scott-Heron/Brian Jackson: Bridges". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the '70s. Da Capo Press. ISBN 0306804093. Retrieved January 31, 2017. 
  3. ^ Spignesi, Stephen J. (December 1, 2004). Catastrophe!: The 100 Greatest Disasters Of All Time. Citadel Press. p. 304. ISBN 978-0806525587. 
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. No Nukes - Various Artists at AllMusic. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  5. ^ Bush, John. Gil Scott-Heron at AllMusic. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  6. ^ "Black Star's Brown Skin Lady sample of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson's We Almost Lost Detroit". WhoSampled. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Common feat. Dwele's The People sample of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson's We Almost Lost Detroit". WhoSampled. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 

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