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"Out There A Minute" with Micheal Akutagawa (archive)

Jazz Program
Sunday, April 24, 2016 | 09:00 to 11:00 | Specialty

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Dylan Thomas In my craft or sullen art The Poems of Dylan Thomas Caedmon Poetry, spoken word & jazz for "National Poetry Month".
Guy Clark Cold Dog Soup Cold Dog Soup Sugar Hill
A3 Woke Up THis Morning Exile on Cold Harbour Lane MSI
Charles Mingus Pithecanthropus Erectus Pithecanthropus Erectus Rhino /Wea UK
Sun Ra & His Arkestra Out There A Minute Out There A Minute Blast First
Raymond Edward Johnson The Seven Ages of Man speech (from As You Like It) Great Speeches from Shakespeare Regis Records
Coleman Hawkins & His Quintet Foolin' Around Fairy Tales for Kids El Cherry Records
Michael Sheen O she doth teach the torches to burn bright (from Romeo & Juliet) Be Thou Now Persuaded - Living in a Shakespearean World Rhino
Andy Griffith Love Poems: To The Lovely Juanita Beasley The Wit & Wisdom of Andy Griffith EMI Music
Elliot Levin Last (Lady) Trane from El Daoud Elliot Levin Meets the Seesaw Ensemble Porter Records
The Mad Monk If I Loved You, Parts 1 & 2 The Cool Scene at Cafe Bizarre Righteous Records
The Reduced Shakespeare Comapny Literary Analysis The Reduced Shakespeare Company - Radio Show Uproar Entertainment
Sir Laurence Olivier How long hast thou been a grave-maker? (from Hamlet) Great Speeches from Shakespeare Regis Records
Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves Madness in Great Ones Such Sweet Thunder SBME Special Markets
Peter Sellers A Hard Days Night Classic Songs & Sketches EMI Comedy Sellers sending up Olivier's Richard III. Check it out here -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLEMncv140s
Subterranean Shakespeare Double Double Toil And Trouble Subterranean Shakespeare s/r
Roberto Bonati Out Damned Spot The Blanket of the Dark Imports
Pamela Brown, Margaret Vines & Geoffrey Bayldon Sleepwalking scene from Macbeth Great Speeches from Shakespeare Regis Records
Dengue Fever Sleepwalking Through The Mekong Dengue Fever Presents - Sleepwalking Through The Mekong METY
George Shearing Sorry, Wrong Rhumba The Cool Scene at Cafe Bizarre Righteous Records
Sun Ra At First There Was Nothing Wake Up Angels RER Megacorp
The Charlie Parker Remix Project All The Shadows Of Nuff Bird Up Savoy Jazz
Oskar Aichinger Elements Of Poetry Elements Of Poetry Between the Lines
George Antheil, Vincent Price Ode On A Grecian Urn Antheil Plays Antheil (1942-52) Other Minds
Patti Littlefield & Mark Weaver Ode to Billie Joe Resonance Plutonium Records
Sir Laurence Olivier The Trombone Song Lost Empires (Soundtrack from the TV series) That's Entertainment!
Harry Partch On the Ship of Spice-wood 17 Lyrics of Li Po Tzadik "Now with the strokes of my inspired pen I shake the Five Mountains / My poem is done, I laugh and my delight is vaster than the sea. / O deathless poetry! The songs of Chu-ping are ever glorious as the sun and moon, / While the palaces and towers of the Chu kings have vanished from the hills."
Warren Zevon & Michael Wolff Running through Chinese Poem Song Kicks Joy Darkness - A Tribute to Jack Kerouac Ryko/Rhino "& I'm a fool / without a river & a boat / & a flower suit-- / without a wineshop at dawn / --without self respect -- / -- without the truth -- / but I'm a better man / than all of you -- / and that's what I / wanted to say!"
Members of the Cast (as the 3 Weird Sisters) When shall we three meet again? (from Macbeth) Be Thou Now Persuaded - Living in a Shakespearean World Rhino
Club Nisei Orchestra Sayonara Club Nisei - Encore: Japanese Music of Hawaii Hana Ola Records
Mr. Zombie Orchestra St. James Infirmary Someone Likes It Zombie Imports