Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Fast Lane
4:54
2 Washington, D.C.
4:20
3 No Exit
4:05
4 Blue Collar
5:45
5 Explanations
4:12
6 Ready or Not
4:33
7 Black History / The World
9:42

Credits

CD 1

drums (drum set):
Kenny Powell (tracks 1–7)
trumpet:
Harry Kim (track 2)
Kenny Sheffield (tracks 1–7)
flute:
Vernon James (track 6)
guitar:
Ed Brady (tracks 1–7)
bass:
Robbie Gordon (tracks 1–7)
electric piano:
Gil Scott‐Heron (track 2)
percussion:
Larry McDonald (JM drummer/conga, memb. "The Crystalites") (tracks 1–7)
keyboard:
Glen Turner (tracks 1–7)
alto saxophone:
Vernon James (tracks 1–7)
horn arranger:
Malcolm Cecil (track 1)
Carl Cornwell (track 2)
Gil Scott‐Heron (tracks 2–3, 5)
tenor saxophone:
Carl Cornwell (tracks 2–3, 7)
Ron Holloway (track 7)
engineer:
Malcolm Cecil (tracks 1–7)
lyricist:
Gil Scott‐Heron (tracks 1, 6)
producer:
Malcolm Cecil (tracks 1–7)
Gil Scott‐Heron (tracks 1–7)
solo tenor saxophone:
Ron Holloway (track 1)
vocals:
Gil Scott‐Heron (tracks 1–7)
recording of:
Fast Lane (track 1)
Ready or Not (track 6)