The Beat Generation CD - Jack Kerouac

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Following the success of “On the Road”, published in 1957, Jack Kerouac’s celebrity gave him the opportunity to record 3 LPs of poetry and prose. Steve Allen (piano) accompanied the readings on “ Poetry for the Beat Generation”, while “Blues and Haikus” featured improvisation from well-known jazz musicians Zoot Sims and Al Cohn. Both these were recorded in 1958. Two years later Kerouac recorded a third album unaccompanied and it was released under the title “On the Beat Generation”.

This remastered set compiles the three albums in their entireties, plus all existing additional material from the sessions, as well as rare bonus items; a radio show featuring Kerouac again with Steve Allen, an interview with the writer made by Ben Hecht and a conference about the Beat Generation. Plus a 40 page booklet with rare photos and memorabilia.

All this on 3 discs for under £15! A real gem.

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Regular Price: £15.95

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Artist Jack Kerouac
Genre American Folk, Folk/Folk Rock, Jazz/Blues/Country
Release Date 2016
Number of discs 3
Label Hoodoo Records
Track Listing CD1: Poetry For The Beat Generation [With Steve Allen] 01. October In The Railroad Earth 02. Deadbelly 03. Charlie Parker 04. The Sounds Of The Universe Coming In My Window 05. One Mother 06. Goofing At The Table 07. Bowery Blues 08. Abraham 09. Dave Brubeck 10. I Had A Slouch Hat Too, One Time 11. The Wheel Of The Quivering Meat Conception 12. Mcdougal Street Blues 13. The Moon Her Majesty 14. I’d Rather Be Thin Than Famous 15. Readings From “On The Road” And “Visions Of Cody” CD2: Blues And Haikus [With Al Cohn & Zoot Sims] 01. American Haikus 02. Hard Hearted Old Farmer 03. The Last Hotel & Some Of Dharma 04. Poems From The Unpublished “Book Of Blues” 05. Old Western Movies 06 Conclusion Of The Railroad Earth CD3: Readings By Jack Kerouac On The Beat Generation 01. The Beat Generation 02. Poems (Fragments): San Francisco / Street Scene / Money Honey / Westinghouse Elevators / Old Age / Praised Be Man / The Sad Turtle 03. Lucien Midnight: The Sound Of The Universe In My Window, Part 1 04. Lucien Midnight: The Sound Of The Universe In My Window, Part 2 05. Fantasy: The Early History Of Bop 06. Excerpts From “The Subterraneans” 07. Visions Of Neal: Neal And The Three Stooges, Part 1 08. Visions Of Neal: Neal And The Three Stooges, Part 2 09. Is There A Beat Generation? 10. Interview With Ben Hecht (1958)
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