Sunday, July 17, 2011

I am the opposite of a stage magician. He gives you illusion that has the appearance of truth. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion


Show description for Sunday 7/17/2011 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


All those ships that never sailed
The ones with their seacocks open
That were scuttled in their stalls...
Today I bring them back
Huge and transitory
And let them sail
Forever.

All those flowers that you never grew-
that you wanted to grow
The ones that were plowed under
ground in the mud-
Today I bring them back
And let you grow them
Forever.

All those wars and truces
Dancing down these years-
All in three flag swept days
Rejected meaning of God-

My body once covered with beauty
Is now a museum of betrayal.
This part remembered because of that one's touch
This part remembered for that one's kiss-
Today I bring it back
And let you live forever.

I breath a breathless I love you
And move you
Forever.

Remove the snake from Moses' arm...
And someday the Jewish queen will dance
Down the street with the dogs
And make every Jew
Her lover.



Bob Kaufman, poet. (from, The Ancient Rain)



Betye Saar, Ragtime, 2005, mixed media box assemblage, 19" x 20" x 2" Pictured above


ArtistSongAlbumLabel

Tennessee Williams (read by Montgomery Clift)Opening SoliloquyThe Glass MenagerieCaedmon

Art TatumOut Of NowhereJazz Piano 2RCA - France

Teddy WilsonSomeday SweetheartJazz Piano 2RCA - France

Billy KyleNight WhispersJazz Piano 2RCA - France

Count BasieI Never KnewJazz Piano 2RCA - France

Count BasieLittle PonyFrom King Oliver To Ornette ColemanCBS - France

Charles BrownDrifitn' BluesDriftin' BluesAladdin
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Ella FitzgeraldThis Time's The Dream's On MeSings The Harold Arlen SongbookVerve

Kenneth Patchen23rd St. Runs Into HeavenReads His PoetryFolkways

Kenneth PatchenThe Lions Of FireReads His PoetryFolkways

Willie "The Lion" SmithRelaxin'Jazz Piano 2RCA - France

Fat's WallerCarolina ShoutJazz Piano 2RCA - France

Hampton HawesDiablo's DanceJazz Piano 2RCA - France

Sylvia PlathOuijaSylvia Plath Reads Her PoetryCaedmon

Miles DavisSweet Sue, Just YouWhat Is Jazz?Columbia

Kenny Dorham Lotus Blossom2 Horns 2 RhythmRiverside
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Claude McKayTropics In New YorkAnthology Of Negro PoetsFolkways

Tommy FlanaganBalladJazz Piano 2RCA - France

Oscar PetersonFine & DandyJazz Piano 2RCA - France

Tennessee Williams (read by Montgonery Clift & Jessica Tandy)excerpt for Scene 3The Glass MenagerieCaedmon

Ella FitzgeraldLet's Take A Walk Around The BlockSings The Harold Arlen SongbookVerve

Ella FitzgeraldIll WindSings The Harold Arlen SongbookVerve

Gwendolyn BrooksSong Of The Front YardAnthology Of Negro PoetsAnthology Of Negro Poets

Charles BrownRolling Like A Pebble In The SandDriftin' BluesAladdin

Avery ParrishAfter HoursJazz Piano 2RCA - France

Sterling BrownLong GoneAnthology Of Negro PoetsAnthology Of Negro Poets

Thelonious MonkRound MidnightThelonious Monk SoloVogue

Bud Powell TheloniousJazz Piano 2RCA - France
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Ishmael ReedJudasConjurePangaea

Bud PowellTopsy TurvyJazz Piano 2RCA - France

John LewisPromenade In ParisJazz Piano 2RCA - France

Langston HughesBorderlineReads and Talks About His PoemsSpoken Arts Records

Langston HughesGenius ChildReads and Talks About His PoemsSpoken Arts Records

Langston HughesSuicide's NoteReads and Talks About His PoemsSpoken Arts Records

Langston HughesLittle Lyric ( Of Great Importance)Reads and Talks About His PoemsSpoken Arts Records

Langston HughesMottoReads and Talks About His PoemsSpoken Arts Records

Langston HughesFlatted FifthsReads and Talks About His PoemsSpoken Arts Records

Charlie ParkerThe BirdThe Charlie Parker StoryWarner Brothers
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Richard PryorGodAre You Serious?Laff

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