Saturday December 24 (Christmas Weekend)
December 24, 2016
A little vintage ditty (from 1971 – New York City and New York City tenement woes), included in First Blues – Rags, Ballads & Harmonium Songs (1975) – and on First Blues, the 1981 Folkways album), followed by “MacDougal Street Blues” (another cut from the same source) COME BACK CHRISTMAS Christmas  Come[…]
Stay Away From The White House
November 18, 2013
 “Stay Away From The White House”, a new (videotaped) version (with Dutch sub-titles) has emerged, from 1980, taken off Dutch television. The original is from the San Francisco State University Poetry Archives, and was recorded in 1974. The song was composed on Christmas Day (December 25) 1973  It might be interesting[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 110
January 25, 2013
    A selection of videos are now up from Jan 16th’s NYC Housing Works Ginsberg Recordings First Blues launch. Hettie Jones (filmed here by Norman Savitt), after a little autobiographical reflection, reads “Broken Bone Blues”, Ambrose Bye (accompanied by Devon Waldman – and Aliah Rosenthal on cello) performs Allen’s immortal “Gospel[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 108
January 11, 2013
Next Wednesday, January 16 in New York – Join Allen Ginsberg’s friends, collaborators, relatives and co-conspirators – Lou Reed, Steven Taylor, Anne Waldman, Ambrose Bye, CA Conrad, Andy Clausen, David Amram, the Arthur Russell tribute band, Arthur’s Landing, & others for “a night of poetry and song” in one of the quintessential[…]
Old Pond (A Tip of the Hat to Basho)
June 8, 2012
Remembering Basho (and remembering Allen’s discussion of haiku featured on this blog these past few days – Old Pond”, (originally appearing on the “First Blues” LP recording of 1983, and re-released in CD form, in 2006, on Water Records – please support the independent record companies and buy the CD!), with Allen[…]
Harry Smith
May 29, 2011
Harry Everett Smith (1923-1991), Harry Smith was born on this day. Here‘s the footage of Harry accepting his Grammy, it’s a touching moment. Here‘s more typical Harry – “Boy, Am I In Trouble! “.[…]
Dope Fiend Blues
October 13, 2010
Such a great recording of Dope Fiend Blues!  Allen writes: “Read between the lines you get Orient non-attachment rather than Western addiction. Jon Sholle guitar thru pig-amp sets funky ’50’s style. (Steven) Taylor’s letter-perfect vocal harmony was practiced thru five years’ fun in Europe & America at poetry readings.”[…]