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The Complete Collection (2CD)

Jack Kerouac

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Disc 1:
  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   October in the Railroad Earth   MP3 sample
  2   Deadbelly   MP3 sample
  3   Charlie Parker   MP3 sample
  4   The Sounds of the Universe Comingin My Window   MP3 sample
  5   One Mother   MP3 sample
  6   Goofing at the Table   MP3 sample
  7   Bowery Blues   MP3 sample
  8   Abraham   MP3 sample
  9   Dave Brubeck   MP3 sample
  10   I Had a Slouch Hat Too One Time   MP3 sample
  11   The Wheel of the Quivering Meat Conception   MP3 sample
  12   Macdougal Street Blues   MP3 sample
  13   The Moon Her Majesty   MP3 sample
  14   I'd Rather Be Thin Than Famous   MP3 sample
  15   American Haikus   MP3 sample
  16   Hard Hearted Old Farmer   MP3 sample
  17   The Last Hotel & Some of Dharma   MP3 sample
  18   Poems from the Unpublished   MP3 sample
Disc 2:
  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   The Beat Generation    
  2   Poems    
  3   Lucien Midnight: The Sounds of the Universe in My Window, Pt. 1    
  4   Lucien Midnight: The Sounds of the Universe in My Window, Pt. 2    
  5   Fantasy: The Early History of Bop    
  6   Excerpts from    
  7   Visions of Neal: Neal and theThree Stooges, Pt. 1    
  8   Visions of Neal: Neal and theThree Stooges, Pt. 2    
  9   Readings from    
  10   Interview with Ben Hecht    
  11   Interview with William F. Buckley Jr.    
  12   Interview with Fernanda Pivano    

Smoke Notes

In 1957, Jack Kerouac was on top of the world as his thinly-veiled autobiographical novel On The Road had finally found a publisher after six years of trying. Chronicling the adventures of Sal Paradise and his sidekick Dean Moriarty as they travel across America, the book was generously lauded, although a few hostile reviews due to its highly controversial nature, helped accelerate its notoriety. Kerouac’s new found celebrity resulted in him being invited to make a record in 1959 for the Dot label. This compilation brings together all three spoken word albums that Kerouac recorded in 1959 and 1960. The first of these, Poetry For The Beat Generation captured Kerouac reading his poetry and prose over backing by talk show host and jazz pianist Steve Allen. Blues & Haikus, record two, again finds Jack reading from his work, but this time musical backing comes from the two acclaimed Jazz saxophonists, Al Cohn and Zoot Simms. Readings by Jack Ker- ouac on The Beat Generation, his third album, features no music at all and is wholly made up of Kerouac reading further of his poems and prose. An exceptional collection from an enormous influence on late 20th Century art forms.

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Artist: Jack Kerouac
Album: The Complete Collection (2CD)
Cat #: CDCD5081
Date: 05/06/2012
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 Days
Normally: $29.95
SmokeCDs Price: $26.90
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