Ranking Intergenerational Musical Collaborations from Best to Worst

Gil Scott-Heron and Richard Russell

Bobby Womack, of course, isn’t the first artist whose career Richard Russell has attempted to resuscitate. He tracked down Gil Scott-Heron and basically strong-armed him into making I’m New Here, which was a thoroughly fine album in its own right and which now has the added (and sad) historical significance of being Scott-Heron’s last recording.