The Bottle" is a song by American soul artist Gil Scott-Heron and musician Brian Jackson, released in 1974 on Strata-East Records in the United States. It was later reissued during the mid-1980s on Champagne Records in the United Kingdom. The Bottle" was written by Scott-Heron and produced by audio engineer Jose Williams, Jackson, and Scott-Heron.
Produced by Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson. Album Winter in America. The Bottle (Winter in America Version) Lyrics. Oh, uno, dos. Uno, dos, tres, cuatro. You see that black boy over there, running scared. His old man In a bottle And he done quit his 9 to 5. He drink full-time, and now he's living In a bottle You see that black boy over there, running scared. You see that gent in a wrinkled suit, now He done damn near blown his cool To the bottle. He was a Doctor helping young girls along If they wasn't too far gone to have Problems, but the Defenders of the dollar eagle Said, What you’re doing, man, ain’t legal Now he's in the bottle And now we watch him every day He’s trying to chase the pigeons away From the bottle.
Winter In America" lyrics. Gil Scott-Heron Lyrics. From the Indians who welcomed the pilgrims And to the buffalo who once ruled the plains Like the vultures circling beneath the dark clouds Looking for the rain Looking for the rain. And now it's winter Winter in America Yes and all of the healers have been killed Or sent away, yeah But the people know, the people know It's winter Winter in America And ain't nobody fighting 'Cause nobody knows what to save Save your soul, Lord knows From Winter in America. The Constitution A noble piece of paper With free society Struggled but it died in vain And now Democracy is ragtime on the corner Hoping for some rain Looks like it's hoping Hoping for some rain.
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Johannesburg (Live). Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Winter In America. Gil Scott-Heron – Home Is Where the Hatred Is. 4:18. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Racetrack In France. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Angel Dust. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – 17th Street.
Winter in America is a studio album by American recording artist Gil Scott-Heron and musician Brian Jackson, released in May 1974 on Strata-East Records. Recording sessions for the album took place during September to October 1973 at D&B Sound Studio in Silver Spring, Maryland. It contains introspective and socially conscious lyrics by Scott-Heron that reflect on African-American culture at the time of the album's conception. The remastered version contains several bonus tracks, including stellar live versions of "Your Daddy Loves You" and "The Bottle/Guan Guanco" as well as a live version of the timeless "Winter in America", which in its original form wouldn't be released until his next album The First Minute of a New Day. All told, Winter in America shows a softer side of Gil Scott-Heron while not abandoning his roots or his message. 14 people found this helpful.
Gil Scott-Heron’s literary side was nurtured by his grandmother who introduced him to the poems and stories of Langston Hughes when he was a young boy. He was raised by her in Jackson, Tenn. where he read Hughes’ texts in the Chicago Defender, a black newspaper the old lady had delivered weekly. For Gil, the metaphor of Winter in America was something he’d been thinking about since he watched the president of the United States assassinated on television when he was 14 years old. The day that John Kennedy was killed is the day I’ve pinpointed as the day that started the Winter in America, Gil told Mojo magazine in 2003. The deaths of Robert Kennedy, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King were all part of that. I was a child then, at the time of album’s release, and The Bottle, an intoxicating track about the dangers of alcohol, was a radio and dance floor hit.
Gil Scott-Heron, The Last Holiday). The music from black America in the 1970s has had its way with me a thousand times by now. I've celebrated with Kool & the Gang, and tripped with Funkadelic; danced with The . s and grooved with Donna Summer; I've wept with Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye. And I've lamented with Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, pining for a better tomorrow throughout the utterly beautiful melancholy of Winter In America. While Winter In America gave them a simmering notoriety amongst the right people, it was perhaps the inflated marketing budget from Arista that boosted the Midnight Band's album The First Minute Of A New Day, released in January 1975, into each of the American jazz, black and pop albums charts, and the group went on to play some huge gigs, including nights.
Since then I have had many requests to have it released, so I put it up here for you to enjoy and play out. May Gil's music help us make a better world. Download it here: mllnx.
|A||The Bottle (Live)||3:58|
|B2||Winter In America||6:09|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Old Gold Records Ltd.
- Published By – Rachel Music Ltd.
- Licensed From – BMG Records (UK) Ltd.
- Licensed From – Arista Records, Inc.
- Mastered At – Musitech
- Lacquer Cut At – Tape One
- Design [Sleeve Design] – Pencil, London*
- Lacquer Cut By – DB*
- Written-By – Gil Scott-Heron
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5 012326 405464
- Rights Society: M.C.P.S.
- Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout, Side A): OG-4054-A1 MT DB TAPE ONE
- Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout, Side B): OG-4054-B1 MT DB TAPE ONE
|OG 4054||Gil Scott-Heron||The Bottle (Live) / Johannesburg / Winter In America (12")||Old Gold||OG 4054||UK||1988|