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Outer Burroughs

CALL ME BURROUGHS (ESP-Disk)   Recorded in his instantly recognizable, craggy and clipped mid-western drawl at the English Bookshop, Paris, France in 1965.   This first recording by poet, novelist and Beat legend William S. Burroughs includes excerpts from his novels NAKED LUNCH, NOVA EXPRESS and THE SOFT MACHINE.   In the Seventies and Eighties, Burroughs recorded a number of solo projects, in addition to collaborating with everyone from John Cale and Laurie Anderson to Tom Waits and Kurt Cobain.

“The excerpts follow the exploits of junkies, prostitutes, doctors, and others as they move through grisly underworlds without concern for the borders between reality and hallucination. By turns, they are blackly funny and deeply sinister, often within the same piece.”

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I love my baby

Ken Nordine and the Fred Katz Group   “Word Jazz” Dot Records   The crazy, twilight zone meets madison avenue meets jack kerouac recordings of the uniquely voiced Ken Nordine.

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Man or mouse

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A “concept” album for:   Swingers, flingers and ring-a-ding-dingers.   Losers, choosers and credit card boozers.   Psychotics, neurotics and whacked out erotics.   Mismates, blind dates and turned on roomates.

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“Music for RAT FINK Lovers”   Jackie Kannon Rat Fink Records (1964) A new musical experience in social decadence.   Copyright by Cockamamie Enterprises     When to Play This Album:   When she says “Yes”   When she says “No   When your wife is out of town …

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Preach brother preach

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Babs Gonzales “Voila”   Hope Records

1. Le Continental
2. Me Spelled, M-E, Me
3. Them Jive New Yorkers
4. Lullaby of the Doomed
5. The Preacher
6. A Nite in Tunisia
7. Movin’ and Groovin’

Babs Gonzales (vcl), Johnny Griffin (ts), Charles Rouse (cl), Les Spann (fl), Ray Crawford (g), Horace Parlan (p), Peck Morrison (b), Roy Haynes (d), The Modern Sounds (vcl). Arrangements by Melba Liston. Recorded in NYC, July 16, 1958.

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Baby pin-up

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Ken Nordine and the Fred Katz Group. “My Baby” Dot Records (1959)   Ken Nordine is a voice-over and recording artist whose deep, resonant voice was featured in many commercials and movie trailers.  He attracted much wider attention when he recorded the aural vignettes on Word Jazz (Dot, 1957) and Son of Word Jazz (Dot, 1958).   His other albums in this vein feature Nordine’s narration over cool jazz by the Chico Hamilton jazz group, recording under the alias of Fred Katz, who was then the cellist with Hamilton’s quintet.

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Leave it to the prose

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“Cool Prose For Kats”   Ric Records

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That’s Frankenfeld, Franken FELD!

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“Horror Skop 63”   Von Peter Franken…feld   (Germany)

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That’s Pete Best on drums

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Pinky and Perky’s “Beat Party”   Columbia/EMI Records

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Feat of Clay

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Clay Tyson “Digs The Beatniks”   “Spick-boo, dad!   Winley Records   (Check out his zoot suit!)

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Papa Joe’s A Go-Go

“Live! At Papa Joe’s Northern A Go-Go”   The Starliners

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