DVD review

Gil Scott-Heron—Black Wax

A terrific primer on Scott-Heron's lyrical, funky jazz bluesology, Robert Mugge's semi-concert documentary was first broadcast on Channel Four in 1983. Two decades on, the charismatic proto-rapper still comes over as a warm and eloquent performer, wry social commentator and effortless stand-up comedian.

Rating: 4 / 10

Retail dvd (snapper music, full screen)


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