A New Black Poet – Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, also known simply as Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, is the debut album of soul musician and jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron, released in 1970 on Flying Dutchman Records. Recording sessions for the album took place live at a New York nightclub located on the corner of 125th Street and Lenox Avenue. By the time of the recordings, Scott-Heron had published a volume of poetry and his first novel, The Vulture. Well-received by music critics who found Scott-Heron’s material imaginative, Small Talk at 125th and Lenox has been described as “a volcanic upheaval of intellectualism and social critique” by Allmusic editor John Bush.
Here’s the hit list:
Who’ll Pay Reparations for My Soul
The Subject Was Faggots
|1.||“Introduction / The Revolution Will Not Be Televised“||Scott-Heron||3:17|
|5.||“Small Talk at 125th & Lenox”||Scott-Heron||1:20|
|6.||“The Subject Was Faggots”||Scott-Heron||3:10|
|7.||“Evolution (And Flashback)”||Scott-Heron||3:20|
|8.||“Plastic Pattern People”||Scott-Heron||2:50|
|9.||“Whitey on the Moon“||Scott-Heron||2:57|
|12.||“Paint It Black”||Scott-Heron||0:30|
|13.||“Who’ll Pay Reparations on My Soul?”||Scott-Heron||4:20|
- Track 13 runs 5:14 on CD reissue.