From South Africa to South Carolina

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From South Africa to South Carolina
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Studio album by Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
Released January 1976
Recorded June–July 1975
D&B Sound
(Silver Spring, Maryland)
Genre Soul, jazz-funk, fusion, jazz
Label Arista
Producer Perpis-Fall Music, Inc.
Jose Williams
Midnight Band
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson chronology
The First Minute of a New Day
From South Africa to South Carolina
It's Your World

From South Africa to South Carolina is an album by Jazz vocalist and spoken-word poet Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, released in 1976 on Arista Records. Heron appeared on NBC's Saturday Night Live in December 1975 a full month before the album was released to promote the upcoming album.[1]

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Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (B+) link
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Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Johannesburg" 4:52
  2. "A Toast To The People" 5:47
  3. "The Summer Of '42" 4:42
  4. "Beginnings (The First Minutes Of A New Day)" 6:23
Side two
  1. "South Carolina" 3:45
  2. "Essex" 9:17
  3. "Fell Together" 4:30
  4. "A Lovely Day" 3:29

Bonus tracks[edit]

CD reissue bonus tracks

  1. "South Carolina (Barnwell)" (Live from the No Nukes concert at Madison Square Garden) 6:29
  2. "Save The Children" (Live from Blues Alley, Washington DC) 4:23
  3. "Johannesburg" (Live from Gil Scott-Heron: Black Wax) 11:14
  4. "Let Me See Your I.D." (from Sun City: Artists Against Apartheid) 7:30


"Let Me See Your I.D." performed by Big Youth, Ray Barretto, Brian Jackson, Duke Bootee, Peter Garrett, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Gil Scott-Heron