Beat Generation Boxed

Beat Generation Boxed

     
 

Not many literary scenes become a legitimate cultural movement, but in the '50s, that was certainly the case with the Beats, a handful of poets and novelists whose rebellious style spoke strongly to a previously buried desire to throw off the shackles of middle-class convention. The key members of the Beat movement -- Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, and Allen… See more details below

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Not many literary scenes become a legitimate cultural movement, but in the '50s, that was certainly the case with the Beats, a handful of poets and novelists whose rebellious style spoke strongly to a previously buried desire to throw off the shackles of middle-class convention. The key members of the Beat movement -- Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, and Allen Ginsberg -- became celebrities well known outside of literary circles, and their influence was massive, reflected in music and popular culture as well as the best-seller lists. Beat literature was recognized as a performance medium as well as a product of the printed page, and The Beat Generation Boxed includes all three albums Kerouac recorded during his lifetime (1959's Poetry for the Beat Generation, 1959's Blues and Haikus, and 1960's Readings by Jack Kerouac on the Beat Generation) carried on two discs, in which the author recites his work with vibrancy and passion in his slightly nasal accent. In addition to Kerouac's recorded work, this set includes two discs devoted to music that either influenced the Beats (sides by Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, and Slim Gaillard) or was influenced by them (from Annie Ross' vocal jazz feature "Twisted" to Bob McFadden's novelty hit "The Beat Generation"), as well as a few comedy bits from hip humorists such as Lenny Bruce and Del Close. The set closes out with a fifth disc featuring an audio history of the Beats, including profiles of Kerouac, Burroughs, and Ginsberg. The Beat Generation Boxed offers a wealth of material on a crucially important cultural movement, and folks interested in the prime movers behind Beat culture will find this a rewarding listen.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/2014
Label:
Enlightenment
UPC:
0823564636221
catalogNumber:
9012
Rank:
39952

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. October In the Railroad Earth  - Jack Kerouac
  2. Deadbelly  - Jack Kerouac
  3. Charlie Parker  - Jack Kerouac
  4. The Sounds of the Universe Coming In My Window  - Jack Kerouac
  5. One Mother  - Jack Kerouac
  6. Goofing At the Table  - Jack Kerouac
  7. Bowery Blues  - Jack Kerouac
  8. Abraham  - Jack Kerouac
  9. Dave Brubeck  - Jack Kerouac
  10. I Had a Slouch Hat Too One Time  - Jack Kerouac
  11. The Wheel of the Quivering Meat Conception  - Jack Kerouac
  12. Macdougal Street Blues  - Jack Kerouac
  13. The Moon Her Majesty  - Jack Kerouac
  14. I'd Rather Be Thin Than Famous  - Jack Kerouac
  15. American Haikus  - Jack Kerouac
  16. Hard Hearted Old Farmer  - Jack Kerouac
  17. The Last Hotel & Some of Dharma  - Jack Kerouac
  18. Poems From the Unpublished "Book of Blues"  - Jack Kerouac

Disc 2

  1. The Beat Generation  - Jack Kerouac
  2. Poems (Fragments)  - Jack Kerouac
  3. Lucien Midnight: The Sounds of the Universe In My Window, Pt. 1  - Jack Kerouac
  4. Lucien Midnight: The Sounds of the Universe In My Window, Pt. 2  - Jack Kerouac
  5. Fantasy: the Early History of Bop  - Jack Kerouac
  6. Excerpts From "the Subterraneans"  - Jack Kerouac
  7. Visions of Neal: Neal and the Three Stooges, Pt. 1  - Jack Kerouac
  8. Visions of Neal: Neal and the Three Stooges, Pt. 2  - Jack Kerouac
  9. Readings From "On the Road" and "Visions of Cody"  - Jack Kerouac
  10. Interview With Ben Hecht (1958)  - Jack Kerouac
  11. Interview with William F. Buckley Jr. (1968)  - William S. Burroughs
  12. Interview With Fernanda Pivano (1966)  - Jack Kerouac

Disc 3

  1. Charlie Parker  - Jack Kerouac
  2. Scrapple From the Apple  -  Charlie Parker Quintet
  3. Blues 'N' Bells  -  Lester Young & His Band
  4. The Beat Generation  - Jack Kerouac
  5. I Found a New Baby  - Dizzy Gillespie
  6. Now's the Time  -  Charlie Parker's Re-Boppers
  7. Hey! Ba-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop  - Lionel Hampton
  8. The Beat Generation  -  Dor
  9. Au Privave  -  Charlie Parker Quintet
  10. Three Little Pigs (A Grimm Fairy Tale For Hip Kids)  - "Jazzbo" Collins
  11. Well, You Needn't  - Thelonious Monk
  12. Fantasy: The Early History of Bop' (Section 1)  - Jack Kerouac
  13. Groovin' High  -  Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
  14. Twisted  - Annie Ross
  15. Fantasy: The Early History of Bop' (Section 2)  - Jack Kerouac
  16. Milestones  -  Miles Davis All-Stars
  17. Fat Girl  - Fats Navarro
  18. I Only Have Eyes For You  - Billy Eckstine
  19. Shulie-a-Bop  - Sarah Vaughan
  20. Fantasy: The Early History of Bop' (Section 3)  - Jack Kerouac
  21. Travelin' Blues  -  Slim Gaillard & His Boogiereeners
  22. In a Little Spanish Town  - Lester Young
  23. Conception  - Del Close
  24. Like  -  Slim Gaillard & His Boogiereeners
  25. Slim's Jam  - Slim Gaillard
  26. Bowery Blues  - Jack Kerouac

Disc 4

  1. Fantasy: The Early History of Bop' (Section 4)  - Jack Kerouac
  2. Oo Bop Sh'bam  -  Billy Eckstine & His Orchestra
  3. The Hunt  - Wardell Gray
  4. A History of Jazz 1958  - Shorty Petterstein
  5. Bouncing With Bud  - Bud Powell
  6. Dog  - Bob Dorough
  7. Bloomdido  - Charlie Parker
  8. Fantasy: The Early History of Bop' (Section 5)  - Jack Kerouac
  9. Straight No Chaser  - Thelonious Monk
  10. Marshmallow  - Warner Marsh
  11. Big High Song For Somebody  -  Gerry Mulligan Quartet
  12. Tommyhawk  - Chet Baker
  13. My Baby  - Ken Nordine
  14. Stella By Starlight  - Stan Getz
  15. Basic Hip  - Del Close
  16. Rhythm Mad  - Langston Hughes
  17. Blues Montage  - Charles Mingus
  18. Scenes In the City  - Charles Mingus
  19. Psychopathia Sexualis  - Jack Hammer
  20. American Haikus  - Zoot Sims

Disc 5

  1. Hepcats  - Ann Chambers
  2. The Cat With the Irrational Brick  - Ann Chambers
  3. The Doctor of Madness Calls Out the Toads  - Ann Chambers
  4. Angelheaded Hipster: The Inspirational Power of Madness Versus the Clea  - Ann Chambers

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robin Clifford   Readings

Technical Credits

Steve Allen   Composer
Lenny Bruce   Composer
Allen Ginsberg   Composer
Jack Kerouac   Composer
Miles Davis   Composer
Bob Dorough   Composer
Leonard Feather   Composer
Gil Fuller   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Dexter Gordon   Composer
Wardell Gray   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Langston Hughes   Composer
Warne Marsh   Composer
Charles Mingus   Composer
Gerry Mulligan   Composer
Fats Navarro   Composer
Ken Nordine   Composer
Bud Powell   Composer
Annie Ross   Composer
George Shearing   Composer
Lester Young   Composer
Fred Katz   Composer
Henry Jacobs   Composer
Lawrence Ferlinghetti   Composer
Slim Gaillard   Composer
Rod McKuen   Composer
Cohn   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Lonnie Elder   Composer
Jack Hammer   Composer
Curley Hamner   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Sarah Vaughan   Composer
Zoot Sims   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
George Treadwell   Composer
Joseph Young   Composer
John Brent   Composer
Del Close   Composer
Jon Storey   Artwork
Mabel Wayne   Composer
Philip Whalen   Composer
Amanda Thompson   Composer
Magic Dragon   Instrumentation
Keith Rodway   Composer
Charles Waring   Liner Notes
John Birks Gillespie   Composer
Aden Lewis   Composer
Ozzie Cadenna   Composer
Rob Johnstone   Original Idea

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