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XSpoken word -- plus sports records and even some Folkways oddities!

Comedy | Spoken Word | Children's

Marshall McLuhan/Jerome Agel

Medium Is The Massage
Columbia/Five Day Weekend, 1967. New Copy Gatefold
CD...$7.99 17.98
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 ... CD


New Jazz Poets
Folkways, 1967. New Copy Gatefold
A seminal set of righteous underground poetry – a key bridge between the earlier work of Langston Hughes and some of the bigger spoken sides of the 70s by artists like Gil Scott-Heron or Wanda Robinson! As the title promises, there's a definite undercurrent of jazz in the work – but ... CD
Omnivore, 1956. New Copy
A very early moment of genius from Allen Ginsberg – a 1956 poetry reading at Reed College, in Portland – which features the first-ever live reading of his famous poem "Howl" – an anthem for the beat generation! The work is presented here in two parts, plus an ... LP, Vinyl record album
Folkways, 1977. New Copy Gatefold
A pretty cool collection produced by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee – focusing on famous speeches by important female African-Americans – mostly focusing on the civil rights era, but also featuring an early speech by Ida B Wells. Ruby reads the speeches, and works include "I Am A Black ... CD
Golden Age, 1930s. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album

Fiorello La Guardia

Little Flower
Audio Fidelity, 1969. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album

Vincent Price

Coven Of Witches' Tales
Caedmon, 1973. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Fantasy, 1959. Sealed
Maybe one of the coolest albums of poetry ever recorded – a set that features a young, pre-hippie Allen Ginsberg – delivering his epic poem Howel, plus some other key works too. The young Ginsberg's voice is great – and really fills the works with a lot of bitterness and cynicism ... LP, Vinyl record album
More Records, 1968. Very Good+
Powerful live material, recorded at a meeting of the Peace & Freedom Party of Syracuse, during a time when Cleaver was facing some of the greatest trials of his life. The recording quality's a bit shaky, but you'll be more than able to grasp what Cleaver is saying, and to hear the raw power ... LP, Vinyl record album

University Of Illinois

Illini Rose EP (picture disc)
Sport, 1983. Very Good+
Produced by Larry Davis. Illini 1983 play by play highlights as broad . LP, Vinyl record album
Caedmon, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
Includes "The Cask Of Amontillado", "The Facts In The Case Of M Valdemar", and " The Pit & The Pedulum". LP, Vinyl record album
Gordy, 1963. Very Good+ Gatefold
When Dr. King spoke in Detroit in 1963, Motown managed to have the tape recorders rolling – and the result was this classic album of knowledge and righteousness. The album is banded into segments from King's speech, entitled "Non Violent Approach", "Love Your Enemy", ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ronald Reagan

Freedom's Finest Hour
Decca, 1967. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album
Caedmon, Late 60s. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Astro, 1970s. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Louis Farrakhan/Jesse Jackson

Our Time Has Come
FC Music, 1984. Sealed Gatefold
A 2LP set that features recordings made by Farrakhan at Operation Push in Chicago – one from 1983, featuring the "Founders Day Speech", the other from 1984, featuring the "Report On Syria". LP, Vinyl record album

Elizabeth Taylor/Mickey Rooney/Donald Crisp

National Velvet
Aragorn, 1945. Sealed
Lux Radio Theatre broadcast starring Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp, Janet Cott, and Norman Field. LP, Vinyl record album
Friends Of Phil Crane, 1971. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Martin Luther King

Speaks To District 65 DWA
Distributive Workers Of America, Mid/Late 60s. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
London, 1959. Near Mint- 3LP box
... LP, Vinyl record album

Alfred Edward Housman/James Mason

Shropshire Lad & Other Poetry
Caedmon, 1965. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album
Buddah, 1969. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album
Radio Pulsebeat News, 1964. Very Good-
... LP, Vinyl record album
20th Century, 1964. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album

Adlai Stevenson/Alexander Scourby

Voice Of The Uncommon Man
MGM, 1965. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album
Grey Matter, 1973/1975. Used
Charles Bukowski in all his glory – reading his own material before a live audience on San Francisco – bringing all his own vocal tones into play with his earthy writing – which makes us love the words even more than in printed form! CD
Folkways, 1959. Used
A very unusual record – one that has the Folkways ethnographic team on the streets of New York, recording the songs and calls of "six boys in trouble" as they riff and sing on some rough and raw numbers! The record's an odd turn of the ethnographic ear to the American scene – ... CD
Updated May 05, 2021

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