May 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
Gill Scott Heron…
Wasn’t keen to be referred to as the Original Rapper and described himself as a ‘bluesologist’ but you can not doubt his influence. I first heard The Bottle at a Baz Fe Jazz night at The Wag, tapping my Bass Weejen to Wack Wack and trying ever so hard to emulate Sade in my Joseph Pour La Maison spot shirt and 501’s.
Soon after I ditched the long plait, cotton polo neck, men’s tux trousers and cowboy boots for a long legged strappy dance all in one, leather wrap mini (I say mini it was more like a leather scarf, think scarf meets bum-bag meets belt and you’ll get the idea of the size) and MASSIVE Nikes to dance to Hip Hop. No more toe-tapping posing for me but the poetry of Mr Heron was never far off….