Allen Ginsberg - A Discography

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Albums credited or co-credited to Allen Ginsberg:




HOWL AND OTHER POEMS

Fantasy-Galaxy Records, #7013, 1959, Berkeley CA.
Available on CD

Tracks:

Howl
The sunflower sutra
Footnote to Howl
A supermarket in California
Transcription of organ music
America
In back of the real
Strange new cottage in Berkeley
Europe, Europe
Kaddish.

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KADDISH

Atlantic Verbum Series 4001, NY, 1966 (out of print)

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"Wm. Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience"
Tuned by by Allen Ginsberg, produced by Barry Miles
MGM Verve/Forecast LP FTS 3083, Hollywood 1970 (out of print)

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"Ginsberg's Thing".
Recorded live at the "FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS" in Spoleto, Italy
Douglas International LP SD 801
London 1969 [out of print]

Tracks:
Zen Buddhist chant "High perfect wisdom"
Message II
Cafe in Warsaw
Who to be kind to
Portland Coliseum
First party at Ken Keesey's (with Hell's Angels)
Uptown
To the body
Small Spoleto mantra
Allen Ginsberg reading translations of the poetry of Guiseppe Ungaretti.

Program notes by Vincent R. Tortora.

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"Üvöltés"
Allen Ginsberg & Hobo Blues Band
(Krém) LP Budapest 1987. Available as CD

1. Gospel Noble Truths (Nemes Igazságok Evangéliuma)4.33
2. Könnygáz Rag (Tear Gas Rag) 1.37
3. Guru Blues 5.04
4. Jöjj vissza karácsony (Come Back Christmas)3.45
5. Kávéház Varsóban (Cafe In Warsaw) 4.45
6. Sickness Blues (Betegség Blues) 4.58
7. Üvöltés (Howl) 26.50

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First Blues. A.G. on Harmonium, Recorded by Harry Smith, edited A & S. Charters, Folkways Record 20560. Available on CD

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First Blues: Songs: Produced by John Hammond 1975-1981, double album, John Hammond Records, N.Y. 1983. Dist. by Columbia Records (out of print)

Tracks:
Going To San Diego
Vomit Express
Jimmy Berman Rag
NY Youth Call Annunciation
CIA Dope Calypso
Put Down Yr Cigarette Rag
Sickness Blues
Broken Bone Blues
Stay Away From The White House
Hardon Blues
Guru Blues
Everybody Sing
Gospel Nobel Truths
Bus Ride Ballad To Suva
Prayer Blues
Love Forgiven
Father Death Blues
Dope Fiend BluesTyger
You Are My Dildo
Old Pond
No Reason
My Pretty Rose Tree
Capitol Air.

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GATE: Two evenings with Allen Ginsberg

The Loft, 1001 Stereo, Munich, 1980. Dist 2001, Frankfurt; by City Lights in USA. (op)

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Birdbrain, with the Gluons, 33 E.P. single, 1981, Wax Trax, Denver (out of print)

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Made in Texas, two songs (Airplane Blues & Blake's Nurses Song) c/o Michael Minzer, Paris Records, Dallas, 1986

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Naropa Institute Tape Archive -- 20 Naropa Poetry Readings, incl. performance with music from 1974 - 1988. Boulder CO 80302.

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"Kral Majales".
A 45 RPM recording of Allen reciting "Kral Majales".
Released on the Chicago label Delmore.
The B-side features the group Hula Hoop playing their song, "Midget Love."

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Click HERE for details on the Bob Dylan / Allen Ginsberg sessions

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The Lion for Real: Produced by Hal Willner, Mouth Almighty/Mecury, 1989, 1996.

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Hydrogen Jukebox.
music by Phillip Glass, libertto by Allen Ginsberg,
Elektra Nonesuch #9 79286-2, 1993.

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Steve Taylor, "Who Pays The Piper?" (Gazell Records) 1995 CD
The CD has liner notes by Allen Ginsberg, and he plays harmonium and sings on the track, "Dear M," which he co-composed. Fug Ed Sanders also appears on the disc, singing Tuli Kupferberg's "Morning Morning." Other guests include Shimmy Disc main man Kramer and avant jazz pianist Marilyn Crispell.

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Cosmopolitan Greetings - A Jazzy Opera

Music by George Gruntz, words by Allen Ginsberg,
2CD's Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund Muzikscene, Zurich, 1993.

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Waking in New York

A musical portrait of Allen Ginsberg, with libretto by Allen Ginsberg , live recording (1CD). Chamber opera for baritone, sopranos, string quartet, flute and percussion/synthesizer Artistic director/executive producer: Elodie Lauten Label: Studio 21 (limited edition)

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Howls, Raps & Roars: Recordings from the San Francisco Poetry Renaissance,
includes Howl & Other Poems".
Fantasy Records, 1993.

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The Three Angels
Readings by Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso & Peter Orlovsky.
Recorded in NYC in 1992 and released in the UK on the BBE label.
The 3 poets are featured alternately on the disc and read the following:

Allen Ginsberg:

Deadline Dragon Comic for Mark
'Bengali Paraphase' Poem Series
To Jacob Rabinowitz
19 Haiku Poems
Elephant in the Meditation Room
After the Big Parade
Return to the King of May
Big Eats
Cherry Blues
Dream from China, November 16, 1984.

Gregory Corso:

Male Female Part 1
Male Female Part 2
I'd Love to Shove a Rose
Proximity
Poem
Shortest Rhyme Poem
Sea Shanty
Poem
Alchemy
Fire Report-No Alarm
A Poem Begun to See How Good My Head Still Is
Poem
Second NIght in NYC after 3 Years
I Met This Guy Who Died
The Whole Mess Almost

Peter Orlovsky:

Signature Change
4-D Man
Jerked Off
Cat Haiku
I Got a Phone Call
Creedmore State Mental Hospital
And the Tea Will Seem Golden
America Give a Shit
My Mothers Memory Poem
Snail Poem
I Dreamt of St Francis
My Bed Is Covered
East 12th Street
Lets Be Lovers
Poem


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MANTRIC SING-ALONG

Bootleg 2CD - An excellent soundboard recording from Bergen, Norway in 1983.

Disc I

Gospel Noble Truths
Do the Meditation Rock
Everybody sing
America
A Supermarket in California
Notes on the Deatthbed of Louis Ginsberg / Father Death Blues
Don't Grow Old
Punk Rock
To the Punks of Cornwall
Peter Orlovsky :
Poems from Clean Asshole Poems & Vegetable Songs
Bus Ride (aborted)
Bus Ride (continued)
My mother's Memory Poem / Good Fuck With Denise
Someone Liked Me When I Was a Kid
Signature Changed
Four Day Man
2 Haikus
Night Shift
Fantasy of my Mother
Prayer Blues

Disc II

Airplane blues
Infant song (Blake)
Steve Taylor:
Middle of December
Nobody Knows
Survivor
Feeding them Raspberries to grow
Birdbrain
Short Poems: Two Trees/ Spring Fashion
Short Poems: Maturity / Lower East Side / Why I Meditate
The Little Fish Devours the Big
Maybe Love
Home Work
Dope Fiend Blues
The Nurse's song (Blake)
Guru Blues
Peter Orlovsky: Korean War Reporting
Sickness Blues
Tyger Tyger
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HOLY SOUL, JELLY ROLL: Poems & Songs 1949-1993.

A four CD set, produced by Hal Willner, Rhino Records: 1994.

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SEPTEMBER ON JESSORE ROAD

Allen Ginsberg & The Mondrian String Quartet



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THE BALLAD OF THE SKELETONS

An EP CD featuring Paul McCartney, Philip Glass, Lenny Kaye & Allen Ginsberg. Produced by Lenny Kaye.
Mercury Records Mouth Almighty, 1996.

Four tracks:
1. The Ballad of the Skeletons
2. The Ballad of the Skeletons (edit)
3. Amazing Grace
4. The Ballad of the Skeletons (clean)

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