Saturday, May 30, 2009

THE BEST OF WORD JAZZ ~ VOL. 1!

THE BEST OF WORD JAZZ ~ VOL. 1!

THIS IS SOMETHING REALLY DIFFERENT. I ENYOYED EVERY BEATNICK COOL TRACK ~ THANKS TO KELLY’S LOUNGE SOUNZ FOR THE DOWNLOAD . . .

PER KELLY:


When the original "Word Jazz" arrived in our station's Lp library in the late '50s my radio colleagues and I were blown away. What a voice! That mellifluous bass-baritone! Most of us would have almost killed to have just a fraction of Nordine's resonance. But the impact didn't come only from Ken's voice. The surrealistic stories, that stream-of-consciousness style also used by the beatniks of the '50s to express their radical ideas. It was all very new, quite titillating and unique. A treasure trove for those of us who liked to put punchy spoken inserts into our presentations.

Even if you're not familiar with this vinyl you may recognize Ken Nordine by the many voice-overs he recorded for Tv and radio over the past decades. The background jazz was supplied by the Fred Katz Combo which cut a few albums without Nordine. The group also appeared in the movie "Sweet Smell Of Success".

TRACKS:


01) My baby
02) Original Sin
03) What Time Is It?
04) Confessions of 349-18-5171
05) Hunger Is from
06) Vidiot
07) Reaching Into In
08) Adult Kindergarten
09) Sound Museum
10) Bury-It-Yourself Time Capsule
11) Anytime Anytime
12) Whistler
13) Flibberty Jib
14) Faces In The Jazzamatazz
15) I Used To Think My Right Hand Was Uglier Than My Left
16) Looks Like It's Going To Rain
17) Down The Drain
18) You're Getting Better

TO DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

2 comments:

ARCHAVIST said...

That's downloaded aon on my Ipod - thanks so much

bish8 said...

it's different, but kind of cool...