• Various Artists - The Beat Generation - 34 Kool Kuts & Beat Talkin' Daddios

THE BEAT GENERATION was something of a catch-all phrase in the 1950s, which encompassed Beatniks, Hipsters, nonconformist counterculture, bohemian hedonism, Greenwich Village folkies, and writers like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr and William S. Burroughs.

Musically, it touched many bases, from late night Jazz to Rock'n'Roll, via film noir, Beat Poetry, cool Instros, and unashamed novelty material.

This eclectic compilation covers all these and more, making this perhaps the perfect soundtrack to an imaginary 'Beat Generation' documentary.

Among a plethora of rarities included are Jack Kerouac, reading from the eternally cool On The Road; Beat Poetry from Kerouac, Phillipa Fallon and Lenny Bruce; classic mood pieces from Earl Bostic, John Barry, Hank Levine, Oscar Brown Jr, Keely Smith and Mamie Van Doren; and cash-in novelty items from Edd 'Kookie' Byrnes, The Hollywood Argyles, and Bob McFadden & Dor.

Also featured are collectable rarities from The Bikinis, Jimmy Van Eaton, The Bee Hives, Bobby Summers, and many more.

Many of the wilder and weirder sides featured herein are unavailable elsewhere on CD.

Track Listing

1. BOB MCFADDEN & DOR - THE BEAT GENERATION
2. JACK KEROUAC - BEAT GENERATION (Beat Poetry)
3. JOHN BARRY - BEAT GIRL MAIN TITLE THEME
4. THE HOLLYWOOD ARGYLES - ALLEY OOP
5. PAUL EVANS - THE BEAT GENERATION
6. EDD 'KOOKIE' BYRNES & FRIEND - LIKE, I LOVE YOU
7. THE BEATS - THE BEATNIK BOUNCE (Part 1)
8. JOHNNY BEEMAN - LAFFIN' BEATNIK
9. THE BIKINIS - CRAZY VIBRATIONS
10. OSCAR BROWN JR. - BUT I WAS COOL
11. BING DAY - MAMA'S PLACE
12. JACK KEROUAC & STEVE ALLEN - CHARLIE PARKER
13. EARL BOSTIC - HARLEM NOCTURNE
14. JOHN BARRY - THE SHARKS
15. ADAM FAITH - BEAT GIRL
16. BOBBY SUMMERS - PAD
17. EDD 'KOOKIE' BYRNES - KOOKIE'S MAD PAD
18. KEELY SMITH WITH LOUIS PRIMA - THE LIP
19. PHILLIPA FALLON - HIGH SCHOOL DRAG (Beat Poetry)
20. THE BEE HIVES - BEATNIK BABY
21. THE CHAMPS - BEATNIK
22. BARBARA EVANS - BEATNIK DADDY
23. LENNY BRUCE - PSYCHOPATHIA SEXUALIS
24. LOUIS NYE - TEENAGE BEATNIK
25. BOB MCFADDEN & DOR - THE MUMMY
26. RICHARD PINE - BEATNIK BILL
27. THE EXPRESSOS - A BEATNIK STORY
28. JIMMY VAN EATON - BEAT-NIK
29. UNTOUCHABLES - BENNY THE BEATNIK
30. JOHN BARRY & HIS ORCHESTRA - BEAT FOR BEATNIKS
31. EDD 'KOOKIE' BYRNES & CONNIE STEVENS - KOOKIE, KOOKIE (Lend Me Your Comb)
32. MAMIE VAN DOREN - THE BEAT GENERATION
33. HANK LEVINE - THE IMAGE (Part 1)
34. JACK KEROUAC READS THE LAST PAGE OF 'ON THE ROAD'

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date May 12th 2017
UPC Bar Code No 604988 09442 8

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Various Artists - The Beat Generation - 34 Kool Kuts & Beat Talkin' Daddios

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