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Poetry for the Beat Generation album for sale by Steve Allen / Jack Kerouac was released Nov 13, 2012 on the Rockbeat label. Poetry for the Beat Generation marked Jack Kerouac's debut as a recording artist. Poetry for the Beat Generation buy CD music Strangely enough, it was the by-product of a disastrous first show by Kerouac in an engagement at the Village Vanguard during December of 1957. Poetry for the Beat Generation songs For the second performance, Kerouac's friend Steve Allen provided the accompaniment at the piano, with results so impressive that it would lead Kerouac to a short but dazzling career as a recording artist. Poetry for the Beat Generation album for sale The first result was this album, which came at the suggestion of either Allen or his friend, producer Bob Thiele, who was working for Dot Records at the time. Poetry for the Beat Generation CD music The record was cut in a single session and a single take for each piece. Allen's graceful piano opens the recording and Kerouac comes in, reading "October in the Railroad Earth" for seven minutes, off of a roll of paper in front of him. Kerouac's reading are in a class by themselves, and separate from Allen -- the two performances co-exist and weave together without ever really joining, and the result is a peculiar form of jazz; Kerouac did his thing, Allen did his, and the result was a spellbinding performance, and it was musical, despite Kerouac's seeming monotone reading, which never slowed or otherwise interacted with Allen's piano -- his voice dances to its own beat, with Allen embellishing and working around him; in the process, you get visions of various facets of Kerouac's work and personality, in extended pieces such as "October in the Railroad Earth" and short, piercing brilliant exclamations such as "Deadbelly" and "Charlie Parker."   ...See Full Description


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Click to hear an MP3 sound sampleTrkSong   
1October In The Railroad Earth
2Deadbelly
3Charlie Parker
4Sounds of the Universe Coming in My Window
5One Mother
6Goofing At The Table
7Bowery Blues
8Abraham
9Dave Brubeck
10I Had a Slouch Hat Too One Time
11Wheel Of The Quivering Meat Conception
12McDougal Street Blues
13Moon Her Majesty
14I'd Rather Be Thin Than Famous


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CD Universe Part number8822189
LabelRockbeat
Orig Year1959
Catalog number3151
Discs1
Release DateNov 13, 2012
ProducerBob Thiele
Recording Time37 minutes
PersonnelSteve Allen
Jack Kerouac


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