Gil Scott Heron’s Soulful Disco/Ballad that tells the story of those in the black community trapped by the clutches of alcoholism. Gil Scott Heron easily weaves together a very soulful and danceable track that blew up when my mother was dancing in clubs.
Gil Scott Heron, or otherwise known as the Godfather of Rap, is a man with a Ph.D in the Blues and in Soul. One of the greatest in his position and one of the very bet ever. Gil Scott Heron himself was riddled “In the Bottle” as well as in a crack pipe. It was devestating to see the abuse that he inflicted on himself with drug use. But the genius that was Gil Scott Heron, wasn’t absolutely defeated by the drugs and liquor. Before he died he did release one last brilliant album, but check out Jamie xx’s remix that became a classic instantly. Gil Scott Heron had been making people think and dance for years, and his charm and brilliance was infused into modern era dance music. Nothing compares to his last album, it was funky and perfect for a dance in some posh club in the meatpacking district. It crossedover and gained recognition from a large audience.
The Bottle is a fine example of Gil Scott Heron’s genius, listen if you are a fan of RnB, Blues, Soul, or even rock and hip hop. Youll find a danceable yet sad song that highlights the social issues that are faced in the ghetto. Great song and highly deserving of the song of the day!)