Here’s yet another version of Allen’s delightful bitter-sweet Airplane Blues (see our earlier posting about that particular composition here). This one, with Bugs Henderson and Friends, recorded in Dallas, Texas in the Fall of 1985, is one of two cuts by Allen featured on the extraordinary (and extraordinarily hard-to-find!) compilation album, Made Up In Texasthe very first release on Michael Minzer‘s remarkable and visionary Paris Records.
For a later Paris Records project posting (Minzer now in collaboration with producer Hal Willner) see here
For more on Paris Records see here
Tomorrow, the second Ginsberg track on “Made Up in Texas”, a collaboration with the Garland Symphony Orchestra, a setting of Blake, arranged by Steven Taylor,
what one critic has described as “one of the more memorable and distinctive tracks of music (Allen) Ginsberg would ever record”