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Spoken Word — In Stock — CDs

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Laurie AndersonTalk Normal – The Laurie Anderson Anthology ... CD
Rhino, 1980s/1990s. Used 2CD ... $14.99
(Rock, Spoken Word) CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some light edgewear.)

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Amiri Baraka, Jayne Cortez, & OthersBefore Columbus Foundation ... CD
Folkways, 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A hip batch of underground poetry tracks – collected together by the Before Columbus Foundation, a group dedicated to promoting the works of African-American and Native American artists! Despite the 1980 date, the collection has a feel that's similar to earlier righteous poetry albums on the ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Gary ByrdPresenting The Gary Byrd Experience (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Get On Down, 1972. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
A wicked lost album of righteous funk and poetic knowledge from the great Gary Byrd! Gary began his life as a soul DJ in New York, but by the early 70s, he was using his rich voice to create recordings designed to educate as much as entertain. That said, the album is as funky as it is strident, ... (Soul, Spoken Word) read more CD

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✨✧ Ivor CutlerLife In A Scotch Sitting Room Vol 2 ... CD
Virgin/Rev-Ola (UK), 1978. Used ... $8.99
One of the most personal and spontaneous albums ever recorded by Ivor Cutler – a live session that's done in the spirit of his quirky studio albums of the time, but one that's also recorded with a fair bit of crowd response! Ivor recites his stories and poems with spare harmonium backing ... (Rock, Spoken Word) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Angela DavisAngela Davis Speaks ... CD
Folkways, 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A really unique document of the struggle and story of Angela Davis – recorded in 1971 by ABC news, and packaged together here as kind of a sonic program by Folkways! The record works like a short news program – starting out with a statement by Angela, then moving to a narrated ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Nancy DupreeLetter To Young Sisters & Other Poems By Nancy Dupree ... CD
Asch/Folkways, 1970. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
A fantastic record from Nancy Dupree – a hip poet with a mission towards raising social consciousness and increasing a sense of pride and power in the younger generation – all of which comes through very strongly in this classic Folkways Records set! The album is way more than just ... (Soul, Spoken Word) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Mark Harvey GroupRite For All Souls ... CD
Americas Musicwork, 1971. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Rite For All Souls is an extended live performance that draws on influences from the Art Ensemble of Chicago and Ornette Coleman. Features Mark Harvey on brasswinds, Peter H Bloom on woodwinds, and Craig Ellis and Michael Standish on percussion. (Jazz, Spoken Word) CD
(Still sealed.)

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Langston HughesStory Of Jazz ... CD
Folkways, 1954. New Copy ... $12.99
A very cool record! Langston tells the story of jazz, using snippets of work from the Folkways catalog – like tunes by Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodd, Ma Rainey, Leadbelly, and others – all sewn together in a rich narrative on the history of the music, delivered with some surprising ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Langston HughesVoice Of Langston Hughes ... CD
Folkways, 1950s. New Copy ... $11.99 16.98
A wonderful collection of work from Langston Hughes – material pulled from a handful of albums recorded for the Folkway labels in the 50s, all of which are pretty darn great and long out of print! Hughes' writings are well known – part of a rich tradition of African-American expression ... read more CD

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John LennonIn His Life – Rare Photos & Interviews ... CD
Mastertone (UK), 1969/1974. Used ... $5.99
(Rock, Spoken Word) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Marshall McLuhan/Jerome AgelMedium Is The Massage ... CD
Columbia/Five Day Weekend, 1967. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A real mind-trip – and an incredible document of the times – not just ideas floating around in the late 60s, but also new ways of making records too! The album is loosely based around ideas and writings from The Medium Is The Massage – McLuhan's important 1967 book, co-written ... read more CD

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John Medeski & Marian McPartlandMarian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest John Medeski ... CD
Jazz Alliance, 2003. Used ... $4.99
Converstation and piano duets. Tracks include "Bubble House", "Bemsha Swing", "Threnody", "Caravan", and "Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues Are". (Jazz, Spoken Word) CD

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Waddie MitchellBuckaroo Poet ... CD
Warner, 1993. Used ... $1.99
(Folk/Country, Spoken Word) CD
(Cutout hole through booklet and barcode.)

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Ted NashPresidential Suite – Eight Variations On Freedom ... CD
Motema, 2016. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
Includes the pieces "Overture", "Joe Lieberman Reads John F. Kennedy", "Ask Not - Kennedy", "Deepak Chopra Reads Jawaharlal Nehru", "Spoken At Midnight - Nehru", "William Vanden Heuvel Reads Franklin D. Roosevelt", "The Four Freedoms - ... (Jazz, Spoken Word) read more CD
(Packaged in an oversized case which has some light wear.)

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Ken NordineYou're Getting Better – The Complete Word Jazz Dot Masters 1957 to 1960 (limited edition 2CD set) ... CD
Dot/Hip-O Select, Late 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $49.99
The complete 50s Word Jazz efforts from the incomparable Ken Nordine – an incredible assemblage of his spoken word/poetry and charismatic surrealist irony backed by first rate jazz session players – the whole of his early work for Dot Records! This is Ken's best and earliest Word Jazz ... read more CD
(Out of print and in great shape!)

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Sonia SanchezSun Lady For All Seasons Reads Her Poetry ... CD
Folkways, 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
Very righteous work from this obscure 70s poet – a contemporary to Nikki Giovanni, Camille Yarbrough, and others – but not nearly as widely recorded! The album features no instrumentation, just Sonia reading her poems – and the work itself is pretty progressive, very much in the ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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VariousLux & Ivy Dig The Beatniks – A Collection Of Finger Lickin Grooves, Deep Thinking Diatribes, & Exploitation 45s ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 20.99
A crazy collection of singles from the pre-hippie years of the beatnik – that cool cat who loved jazz, read poetry, and dug the scene with plenty of attitude! That attitude is the main focus of most of the cuts here – obscure tracks from the late 50s and early 60s that poke fun at the ... (Rock, Spoken Word) read more CD
 
 



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