1977 Gil Scott-Heron; Brian Jackson – Bridges

Bridges is an album by Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson, released in the fall of 1977 on Arista Records.

The song “We Almost Lost Detroit”, which shares its title with the 1975 John G. Fuller book of the same name, recounts the story of the nuclear meltdown at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Monroe, MI, in 1966. It was performed at the No Nukes concert in September 1979 at Madison Square Garden. This song was also contributed to the No Nukes album in November 1979 and No Nukes concert film in May 1980.


1  Hello Sunday! Hello Road! (Gil Scott-Heron) 03:40
2  Song Of The Wind (Gil Scott-Heron) 04:01
3  Racetrack In France (Brian Jackson; Gil Scott-Heron) 04:18
4  Vidgolia (Deaf, Dumb & Blind) (Brian Jackson; Gil Scott-Heron) 07:46
5  Under The Hammer (Gil Scott-Heron) 04:06
6  We Almost Lost Detroit (Gil Scott-Heron) 05:22
7  Tuskeegee #626 (Gil Scott-Heron) 00:37
8  Delta Man (Where I’m Comin’ From) (Gil Scott-Heron) 05:51
9  95 South (All Of The Places We’ve Been) (Gil Scott-Heron) 04:24


DrumsJoe Blocker
GuitarMarlo Henderson
KeyboardsBrian Jackson
ProgrammingMalcolm Cecil
ClarinetBilal Sunni-Ali
SaxBilal Sunni-Ali
TrumpetDelbert Taylor
TimbalesTony Duncanson
PercussionTony Duncanson
PercussionBarnett Williams
VocalsGil Scott-Heron

Other Musicians

1 Hello Sunday! Hello Road!

DrumsReggie Brisbane

2 Song Of The Wind

PianoGil Scott-Heron

4 Vidgolia (Deaf, Dumb & Blind)

BassDanny Bowens
DrumsReggie Brisbane

5 Under The Hammer

PianoGil Scott-Heron
VocalsBrian Jackson

6 We Almost Lost Detroit

BassDanny Bowens
DrumsReggie Brisbane
GuitarFred Payne

7 Tuskeegee #626

VocalsBrian Jackson

8 Delta Man (Where I’m Comin’ From)

PianoGil Scott-Heron

Liner Notes

Producer – Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson
Producer (Assistance) – Malcolm Cecil
Co-producer – Larry Fallon, Tom Wilson
Mixed By – Malcolm Cecil
Recorded By – Malcolm Cecil

Illustration – Stanislaw Zagorski

Mastered At Kendun Recorders
Mixed At Record Plant, Los Angeles
Recorded At T.O.N.T.O.
Phonographic Copyright (p) Arista Records, Inc
Copyright (c) Arista Records, Inc
Copyright (c) Brouhaha Music