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Comedy | Spoken Word | Children's

Black Forum/Motown, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
One of a handful of righteous classics issued on Motown's Black Forum imprint in the early 70s – and a set that's maybe even more righteous than the rest – as it features a whole host of message-oriented tracks put together by the poet Amiri Baraka! The set was recorded live at the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Stokely Carmichael

Free Huey (red vinyl pressing)
Black Forum/Motown, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
One of the few documents of the righteous oratory power of Stokely Carmichael – a record that puts him right up there in territory of famous speeches recorded by Malcolm X and Martin Luther King! As you'd guess from the title, the album is partly a call for release of Huey Newton from ... LP, Vinyl record album
RSO, 1980. Very Good Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album

Richard Dyer-Bennet

Mark Twain's 1601
Dyer Bennet, 1962. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Twenty Grand/Afro American Broadcasting & Recording Co, 1965. Very Good+
Original pressing of this classic speech and one of the best documents of Malcolm X on vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album

Malcolm X

Malcolm X Speaking
Ethnic, Early 60s/Early 70s. Very Good
One of the more obscure releases of material by Malcolm – issued on the very dodgy looking Ethnic label. Features excerpts from speeches on "Violence & Non Violence", "Human Rights & Civil Rights", "The Ballot Or The Bullet", and "Black ... LP, Vinyl record album

Timothy Leary

Pixie, 1966. Very Good+
The truth about LSD – from a man who definitely knows what he's talking about! LP, Vinyl record album
St Louis Blues Hockey Club, 1969. Very Good+
West division championship highlights narrated by Dan Kelly, Hal Kelly, Gus Kyle and Bob Wilson. LP, Vinyl record album
Muhammed's Mosque of Islam, Early 60s. Very Good
Elijah Muhammad speaks out on this self-released LP from (we think) some time in the 60's. Kind of eerie, with a spooky recording quality, and a voice that sounds like it's come back from the dead. Heavy stuff, though, and a nice relic of the man, with striking photos on both the front and back ... LP, Vinyl record album
World Pacific, 1960. Near Mint-
LP...$9.99 14.99
Lord Buckley was one of the strangest comedians this side of the counterculture during the late 50s – and his talent is presented richly in this collection of lost recordings that were unearthed by World Pacific and presented in a hip late 60s package during a period when Buckley was having a ... LP, Vinyl record album

Joseph Cotten/Brick Rider

She's Called Virginia
Life Of Virginia, 1971. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album

Judi Sheppard Missett

Jazzercise (1979)
Orion, 1979. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Caedmon, Early 50s. Very Good+
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Argo (UK), 1970. Near Mint-
Read by Tony Church, Frank Duncan, Denis McCarthy, Margaretta Scott, and Gary Watson. LP, Vinyl record album
MCA, 1967. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Martin Luther King

American Dream
Southeastern Recording Co Of America, 1968. Very Good
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Rudy Vallee

On The Air
Totem, Early 40s. Sealed
Includes complete Sealtest programs from October 31, 1940 with John Barrymore; and from March 19, 1942 with Joan Davis, John Barrymore, and Charles Laughton. LP, Vinyl record album
CBS, 1970. Near Mint-
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John Doremus

Spirit Of 76
Union Oil Company, 1972. Near Mint-
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Delta, 1999. Used
... CD

William S Burroughs

Break Through In Grey Room
Sub Rosa (Belgium), 1960s/1970s. Used
One of the greatest albums of material by William S Burroughs – and one of the few to really show his groundbreaking tape techniques! The album compiles a wealth of archival recordings – including obscure performances and experiments from the 60s, as well as Burroughs' own readings on ... CD

Gilles Deleuze

Cinema (6CD set)
Gallimard (France), Early 80s. Used 6CD
Includes carefully selected excerpts from Deleuze's lectures on cinema – material that would eventually find it's way into the two volumes L'Image-Mouvement and L'Image-Temps. This is a fascinating window onto one of the leading figures of late 20th century French philosophy. In French, of ... CD
Caedmon, 1995. Used 3CD
Live reading recorded at the Knitting Factory in May 1995 – released in 2004 with a 62 page chap book. CD
Dot, Late 50s. Used
A crazy batch of jazz-meets-beat poetry-meets-goofy stuff. Ken Nordine's wit is razor sharp as usual, and the tracks include "What Time Is It", "Sound Museum", "Down The Drain", and "Faces In The Jazzamatazz". Like taking drugs without the hassle! CD
Gallimard (France), Early 80s. Used 2CD
Includes carefully selected excerpts from Deleuze's lectures on Spinoza – roughly contemporaneous with his book Spinoza: Philosophie Practique. This is a fascinating window onto one of the leading figures of late 20th century French philosophy. In French, of course! CD
Universal/Shopping (Brazil), 1999. Used
30 minute interview with Caetano Veloso in Portuguese. CD
Updated October 01, 2022

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