Best of the Beat Generation

Best of the Beat Generation

     
 

Released ten years after Rhino's exhaustively entertaining three-disc box The Beat Generation, 2002's The Best of the Beat Generation is essentially a single-disc distillation of that set with a couple of new tracks that, according to producer James Austin's liner notes, "weren't available (in 1992) or had slipped under my Beat radar." Though these newSee more details below

Overview

Released ten years after Rhino's exhaustively entertaining three-disc box The Beat Generation, 2002's The Best of the Beat Generation is essentially a single-disc distillation of that set with a couple of new tracks that, according to producer James Austin's liner notes, "weren't available (in 1992) or had slipped under my Beat radar." Though these new finds are good, they're probably not enticing enough for those who already own the set, but that's not the audience for this, anyway. This disc is for those that want to discover the Beats or know the Beats and know they don't need three discs of them. And on that front, this succeeds brilliantly, offering 20 tracks -- many by such legends as Jack Kerouac, Steve Allen, Ken Nordine, Langston Hughes, Lenny Bruce, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dorough, Slim Gaillard, and William Burroughs -- that set the mood, plus a great set of liners that explain the era. Sure, there are a couple of cuts that were probably included for their novelty value, but The Best of the Beat Generation captures the feeling of the era and has a lot of great music, which is exactly what the curious listener needs.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2002
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227830229
catalogNumber:
78302

Tracks

  1. October in the Railroad Earth  - Jack Kerouac
  2. Travelin' Blues  -  Slim Gaillard & His Boogiereeners
  3. Like
  4. Basic Hip
  5. Three Little Pigs (A Grimm Fairy Tale for Hip Kids)  - "Jazzbeaux" Collins
  6. Big High Song for Somebody  - Roy Glenn
  7. The Beat Generation  - Bob McFadden
  8. Twisted  - Annie Ross
  9. Marc Antony's Funeral Oration
  10. Dog  - Bob Dorough
  11. Pull My Daisy  -  David Amram Quintet
  12. Bowery Blues  - Jack Kerouac
  13. My Baby
  14. The Murder of Two Men by a Young Kid Wearing Lemon Colored Gloves
  15. A History of Jazz  - Shorty Petterstein
  16. Coffee Time  -  André Previn's Trio Jazz
  17. Blues Montage  - Langston Hughes
  18. Psychopathia Sexualis
  19. Sunflower Sutra
  20. Bradley the Buyer

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Allen   Piano
Lenny Bruce   Track Performer
Allen Ginsberg   Track Performer
Jack Kerouac   Track Performer
Paul Horn   Woodwind
Pepper Adams   Baritone Saxophone
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
David Amram   Bouzouki,Guitar,Piano,French Horn,Kazoo,Pakistani Flute
Buckley   Track Performer
Bob Dorough   Track Performer
Jon Eardley   Trumpet
Chico Hamilton   Drums
Langston Hughes   Track Performer
Shelly Manne   Drums
Red Mitchell   Bass
Ken Nordine   Track Performer
Kenneth Patchen   Track Performer
André Previn   Piano
Annie Ross   Track Performer
Lucky Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Fred Katz   Cello,Leader
Chamber Jazz Sextet   Track Performer
Allyn Ferguson   Percussion,Piano,French Horn,Electric Piano
Howard McGhee   Trumpet
Johnny Bond   Bass
Harewood   Drums
Percy Heath   Bass
Lyle Atkinson   Bass
Wild Bill   Tenor Saxophone
Art Blakey   Drums
Modesto Briseno   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bam Brown   Bass
William S. Burroughs   Track Performer
Herb Bushler   Bass
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
Fred Dutton   Bass,Bassoon,Contrabassoon
Arthur Edgehill   Percussion
Teddy Edwards   Tenor Saxophone
Karl George   Trumpet
Ali Candido Hafid   Dumbek,Vocals
Jack Hammer   Track Performer
Milt Hinton   Bass
Osie Johnson   Drums
Frank Leal   Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Carmen McRae   Track Performer
John Pisano   Guitar
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Organ
Midhat Serbagi   Viola
Lynn Sheffield   Vocals
Fletcher Smith   Piano
Leo Watson   Drums
Williams   Piano
Teacho Wiltshire   Piano
Roy Glenn   Track Performer
Forest Horn   Drums
Tom Reynolds   Drums,Timpani
John Brent   Track Performer
Del Close   Track Performer
David Amram Quintet   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Steve Allen   Adaptation
Blind Willie McTell   Composer
Leonard Feather   Director
Deborah Allen   Composer
Bob Fisher   Remastering
Holly George-Warren   Liner Notes
Kevin Garth Nordine   Vocal Effect
Julie Vlasak   Art Direction
Jay Fernandez   Editorial Research
Leigh Hall   Liner Note Coordination
Tavis Coburn   Cover Illustration

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