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William S Burroughs

Ali's Smile
Paradigm (UK), 1963/1971. New Copy (reissue)
One of the rarest albums ever by William S Burroughs – issued here with some great bonus material too! Most of side one features Burroughs reading from his story Ali's Smile – done in that unique style that makes his spoken versions of his writing even more stunning than the words on ... LP, Vinyl record album

Amiri Baraka, Jayne Cortez, & Others

Before Columbus Foundation
Folkways, 1980. New Copy Gatefold
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 ... CD
National Association Of Broadcasters, 1971. Very Good Gatefold
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Tradition, 1968. Near Mint-
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Caedmon, Early 60s. Sealed
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20th Century, Late 70s. Near Mint-
Nicely done official pressing of King's famous "I Have A Dream" speech – offered here in a recording of the whole address from the March On Washinton on August 28, 1963. Also featured are other speakers John Lewis, Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young, and Dr. Benjamin Mays. It's good to ... LP, Vinyl record album

Martin Luther King

Great March On Washington
Motown, 1963. Near Mint-
Although Malcolm X, John Kennedy, and other 60s heroes were always unfortunately being bootlegged, and served up in weak packages, Dr. King was fortunate enough to get representation from Motown, who did a great job putting together his albums of speeches with clarity and quality. This one from ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sunrise, Late 60s. Sealed
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Drake Chenault Enterprises

Weekly Top 30 Sampler
Drake Chenault, 1980. Very Good+
Demonstration sampler for the "Weekly Top 30" radio show, with sales presentation and sample segments. LP, Vinyl record album
Astro, 1970s. Very Good
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Alexander Scourby/Nancy Wickwire

Golden Treasury Of American Verse
Spoken Arts, 1960. Very Good+
Alexander Scourby and Nancy Wickwire read pieces by William Cullen Bryant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, John Greenleaf Whittier, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edgar Allen Poe, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickinson. LP, Vinyl record album
Astro, 1970s. Near Mint-
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Fiorello La Guardia

Little Flower
Audio Fidelity, 1969. Sealed
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Astro, 1970s. Very Good-
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Astro, Early 70s. Very Good-
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Astro, Very Good
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Bud Greenspan/David Perry

Day FDR Died
MGM, 1945. Sealed
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RCA, Early 60s. Very Good+
Produced for Kings Men Toiletries and Helene Curtis – includes historical presidential campaign speeches by Herbert Hoover, Franklin D Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Thomas E Dewey, Dwight D Eisenhower, Adlai Stevenson, John F Kennedy, Richard M Nixon, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol, Mid 60s. Sealed
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Rhino, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 4CD
Includes speeches by Richard Nixon, Malcolm X, Winston Churchill, Jerry Rubin, John F Kennedy, Hank Aaron, Richard J Daley, Harry Truman, Martin Luther King, Neil Armstrong, and more! CD

Umar Bin Hassan

Be Bop Or Be Dead
Axiom/Island (Japan), 1993. Used
90s work from Umar Bin Hassan of the Last Poets – recorded fro Bill Laswell's Axiom imprint, but presented here without any musical backing, "acappella" as the label states. 7 tracks: "N!ggers Are Scared Of Revolution", "Am", "Bum Rush", "This Is ... CD

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Live At The Poetry Center
Poetry Center Of Chicago, 2003. Used
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Dot/Hip-O Select, Late 50s. Used 2 CDs
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 ... CD
Living Era/Sanctuary (UK), 1930s/1940s. Used
Features Mel Blanc, Amos & Andy, and Red Skeleton. CD

Amiri Baraka

It's Nation Time
Black Forum/Motown, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
An amazing record that's as powerful as the political message of the title – the hippest record ever cut by Amiri Baraka, and that's saying a heck of a lot! Baraka delivers a long and complex set of poetic reflections on the state of Black America, spiritual awakening, and political ... LP, Vinyl record album
Updated November 27, 2021

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