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Author: Robert MuggeGil Scott-HeronMidnight Band.Mug-Shot Productions.Channel Four (Great Britain)All authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Fox Lorber Associates, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Newly remastered digital edView all editions and formats
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A documentary about Gil Scott-Heron, one of rap's earliest pioneers. Interspliced between performance footage of Scott-Heron and his Midnight Band are vignettes of him walking around Washington D.C., and expressing his views on then-President Reagan (dubbed "Ray-Gun"). The live performance features many of Scott-Heron's best-known hits, including "Johannesburg," "Winter in America," and "Angel Dust," among others.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Gil Scott-Heron; Gil Scott-Heron
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Mugge; Gil Scott-Heron; Midnight Band.; Mug-Shot Productions.; Channel Four (Great Britain); Fox Lorber Associates.
ISBN: 1572524103 9781572524101
OCLC Number: 40942772
Notes: Originally produced in 1982.
Features: a complete Gil Scott-Heron discography, musician listings, and the 1982 short film "Is that Jazz? A Mug-Shot Afterthought."
Credits: Director/producer, Robert Mugge ; director of photography, Lawrence McConkey ; music, Gil Scot-Heron.
Cast: Gil Scott-Heron, vocals and piano; Ed Brady, guitar; Robert Gordon, bass; Glen (Astro) Turner, keyboards and harmonica; Kenny Powell, drums; Larry MacDonald, percussion; Carol Comwell, saxophone, flute, and piano; Vernon James, saxophone and flute; Ron Halloway, saxophone; Kenny Sheffield, trumpet and fluegelhorn.
Description: 1 videodisc (79 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Waiting for the ax to fall --
Poetry of the blues --
Washington, D.C. --
History --
Common sense poetry --
Real to reel surreal --
Is that jazz.
Other Titles: Is that Jazz? A Mug-Shot Afterthought.
Responsibility: ; producer, director Robert Mugge ; a Mug-Shot Production for Channel Four.

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A documentary about Gil Scott-Heron, one of rap's earliest pioneers. Interspliced between performance footage of Scott-Heron and his Midnight Band are vignettes of him walking around Washington D.C., and expressing his views on then-President Reagan (dubbed "Ray-Gun"). The live performance features many of Scott-Heron's best-known hits, including "Johannesburg," "Winter in America," and "Angel Dust," among others.

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