The Beat Generation Boxed

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
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: 3/11/2014
  • Label: Enlightenment
  • UPC: 823564636221
  • Catalog Number: 9012
  • Sales rank: 35,284

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 October In the Railroad Earth - Jack Kerouac (7:10)
  2. 2 Deadbelly - Jack Kerouac (1:05)
  3. 3 Charlie Parker - Jack Kerouac (3:45)
  4. 4 The Sounds of the Universe Coming In My Window - Jack Kerouac (3:17)
  5. 5 One Mother - Jack Kerouac (0:49)
  6. 6 Goofing At the Table - Jack Kerouac (1:45)
  7. 7 Bowery Blues - Jack Kerouac (3:56)
  8. 8 Abraham - Jack Kerouac (1:17)
  9. 9 Dave Brubeck - Jack Kerouac (0:31)
  10. 10 I Had a Slouch Hat Too One Time - Jack Kerouac (6:12)
  11. 11 The Wheel of the Quivering Meat Conception - Jack Kerouac (1:55)
  12. 12 Macdougal Street Blues - Jack Kerouac (3:25)
  13. 13 The Moon Her Majesty - Jack Kerouac (1:38)
  14. 14 I'd Rather Be Thin Than Famous - Jack Kerouac (0:38)
  15. 15 American Haikus - Jack Kerouac (10:02)
  16. 16 Hard Hearted Old Farmer - Jack Kerouac (2:16)
  17. 17 The Last Hotel & Some of Dharma - Jack Kerouac (3:51)
  18. 18 Poems From the Unpublished "Book of Blues" - Jack Kerouac (14:14)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Beat Generation - Jack Kerouac (3:13)
  2. 2 Poems (Fragments) - Jack Kerouac (3:23)
  3. 3 Lucien Midnight: The Sounds of the Universe In My Window, Pt. 1 - Jack Kerouac (2:24)
  4. 4 Lucien Midnight: The Sounds of the Universe In My Window, Pt. 2 - Jack Kerouac (1:58)
  5. 5 Fantasy: the Early History of Bop - Jack Kerouac (10:57)
  6. 6 Excerpts From "the Subterraneans" - Jack Kerouac (3:11)
  7. 7 Visions of Neal: Neal and the Three Stooges, Pt. 1 - Jack Kerouac (3:12)
  8. 8 Visions of Neal: Neal and the Three Stooges, Pt. 2 - Jack Kerouac (13:53)
  9. 9 Readings From "On the Road" and "Visions of Cody" - Jack Kerouac (3:31)
  10. 10 Interview With Ben Hecht (1958) - Jack Kerouac (15:29)
  11. 11 Interview with William F. Buckley Jr. (1968) - William S. Burroughs (3:10)
  12. 12 Interview With Fernanda Pivano (1966) - Jack Kerouac (4:28)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Charlie Parker - Jack Kerouac (3:46)
  2. 2 Scrapple From the Apple - Charlie Parker Quintet (3:02)
  3. 3 Blues 'N' Bells - Lester Young & His Band (2:13)
  4. 4 The Beat Generation - Jack Kerouac (3:09)
  5. 5 I Found a New Baby - Dizzy Gillespie (9:18)
  6. 6 Now's the Time - Charlie Parker's Re-Boppers (3:21)
  7. 7 Hey! Ba-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop - Lionel Hampton (3:18)
  8. 8 The Beat Generation - Dor (2:06)
  9. 9 Au Privave - Charlie Parker Quintet (2:49)
  10. 10 Three Little Pigs (A Grimm Fairy Tale For Hip Kids) - Al "Jazzbo" Collins (4:05)
  11. 11 Well, You Needn't - Thelonious Monk (2:59)
  12. 12 Fantasy: The Early History of Bop' (Section 1) - Jack Kerouac (1:50)
  13. 13 Groovin' High - Dizzy Gillespie Sextet (2:44)
  14. 14 Twisted - Annie Ross (2:41)
  15. 15 Fantasy: The Early History of Bop' (Section 2) - Jack Kerouac (0:57)
  16. 16 Milestones - Miles Davis All-Stars (2:37)
  17. 17 Fat Girl - Fats Navarro (2:21)
  18. 18 I Only Have Eyes For You - Billy Eckstine (2:31)
  19. 19 Shulie-a-Bop - Sarah Vaughan (2:40)
  20. 20 Fantasy: The Early History of Bop' (Section 3) - Jack Kerouac (1:58)
  21. 21 Travelin' Blues - Slim Gaillard & His Boogiereeners (3:04)
  22. 22 In a Little Spanish Town - Lester Young (3:10)
  23. 23 Conception - Del Close (2:56)
  24. 24 Like - Slim Gaillard & His Boogiereeners (2:11)
  25. 25 Slim's Jam - Slim Gaillard (3:12)
  26. 26 Bowery Blues - Jack Kerouac (3:54)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Fantasy: The Early History of Bop' (Section 4) - Jack Kerouac (0:19)
  2. 2 Oo Bop Sh'bam - Billy Eckstine & His Orchestra (3:07)
  3. 3 The Hunt - Wardell Gray (9:27)
  4. 4 A History of Jazz 1958 - Shorty Petterstein (2:26)
  5. 5 Bouncing With Bud - Bud Powell (3:04)
  6. 6 Dog - Bob Dorough (3:26)
  7. 7 Bloomdido - Charlie Parker (3:29)
  8. 8 Fantasy: The Early History of Bop' (Section 5) - Jack Kerouac (0:32)
  9. 9 Straight No Chaser - Thelonious Monk (3:00)
  10. 10 Marshmallow - Warner Marsh (2:55)
  11. 11 Big High Song For Somebody - Gerry Mulligan Quartet (4:01)
  12. 12 Tommyhawk - Chet Baker (3:44)
  13. 13 My Baby - Ken Nordine (2:36)
  14. 14 Stella By Starlight - Stan Getz (2:41)
  15. 15 Basic Hip - Del Close (1:14)
  16. 16 Rhythm Mad - Langston Hughes (3:14)
  17. 17 Blues Montage - Charles Mingus (4:33)
  18. 18 Scenes In the City - Charles Mingus (11:53)
  19. 19 Psychopathia Sexualis - Jack Hammer (2:27)
  20. 20 American Haikus - Zoot Sims (10:04)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Hepcats - Ann Chambers (6:40)
  2. 2 The Cat With the Irrational Brick - Ann Chambers (16:24)
  3. 3 The Doctor of Madness Calls Out the Toads - Ann Chambers (24:04)
  4. 4 Angelheaded Hipster: The Inspirational Power of Madness Versus the Clea - Ann Chambers (27:38)
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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
Al Cohn Composer
Al 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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