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We Almost Lost Detroit

Gil Scott-Heron


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Gil Scott-Heron was a major poet and social commentator who was in his prime in the 1970s and ‘80s.

“We Almost Lost Detroit” was originally recorded in 1977 for Scott-Heron’s Bridges album.

Accompanying himself on electric piano and joined by his Amnesia Express at a London concert on Mar. 14, 1990, Gil Scott-Heron talks and sings about what almost happened to Detroit.

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