Poetry for the Beat Generation

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Poetry for the Beat Generation
Studio album (spoken word) by Jack Kerouac
Released 1959
Recorded 1958
Genre Spoken Word
Length 40.8
Label Hanover Signature Record Corp LP #5000
Producer Bob Thiele
Jack Kerouac chronology
Poetry for the Beat Generation
(1959)
Blues and Haikus
(1959)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Poetry for the Beat Generation is the debut album of American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac and was originally released in 1959.

History[edit]

Kerouac is accompanied by Steve Allen on the piano. All songs were written by Kerouac. The album is included in the CD box set The Jack Kerouac Collection.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "October in the Railroad Earth" – 7:08
  2. "Deadbelly" – 1:02
  3. "Charlie Parker" – 3:43
  4. "The Sounds of the Universe Coming in My Window" – 3:14
  5. "One Mother" – 0:47
  6. "Goofing at the Table" – 1:42
  7. "Bowery Blues" – 3:48

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Abraham" – 1:14
  2. "Dave Brubeck" – 0:27
  3. "I Had a Slouch Hat Too One Time" – 6:11
  4. "The Wheel of the Quivering Meat Conception" – 1:51
  5. "McDougal Street Blues" – 3:23
  6. "The Moon Her Majesty" – 1:36
  7. "I'd Rather Be Thin Than Famous" – 0:37

Bonus Tracks on 1990 CD issue[edit]

(Taken from the Steve Allen Plymouth Show, NBC Broadcast, Monday 10:00pm, 16th November 1959 Eastern time) [2]

  1. "Readings from On the Road & Visions of Cody" – 3:31

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