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Allen Ginsberg: First Blues [Digipak]

Track List

>Going to San Diego
>Vomit Express
>Jimmy Berman (Gay Lib Rag)
>NY Youth Call Annunciation
>CIA Dope Calypso
>Put Down Yr Cigarette Rag
>Sickness Blues
>Broken Bone Blues
>Stay Away from the White House
>Hard-on Blues
>Guru Blues
>Everybody Sing
>Gospel Nobel Truths
>Bus Ride Ballad to Suva
>Prayer Blues
>Love Forgiven
>Father Death Blues
>Dope Fiend Blues
>You Are My Dildo
>Old Pond
>No Reason
>My Pretty Rose Tree
>Capitol Air
>Nurses Song - (previously unreleased)
>Spring (Merrily Welcome) - (previously unreleased)
>September on Jessore Road - (previously unreleased)
>Lay Down Yr Mountain - (previously unreleased)
>Slack Key Guitar - (previously unreleased)
>Reef Mantra - (previously unreleased)
>NY Blues - (previously unreleased)
>Come Along Vietnam [Rehearsal] - (previously unreleased)
>Airplane Blues [Live at Folk City] - (previously unreleased, live)
>Feeding the Raspberries to Grow [Live at Folk City] - (previously unreleased, live)
>Do the Mediation Rock - (previously unreleased)

Album Reviews:

Rolling Stone (p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "As the prime public face of the Beat Generation, Allen Ginsberg was a hyperverbose pro-people mystic, prolific across multiple disciplines."

Uncut (p.119) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he workouts with Dylan still catch the ear; semi-improvised lyrics and loose jams reminiscent of THE BASEMENT TAPES..."

Album Notes

Liner Note Author: Pat Thomas .

Photographer: Robert Frank .

Arranger: Jon Sholle.

First released in 1983, this double-CD collection of a variety of beat poet Allen Ginsberg's songs features contributions from Bob Dylan and members of the Rolling Thunder Revue, as well as the noted underground composer and cellist Arthur Russell.


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