Category Archives: Spoken Word

(November 9, 2018): Paul Robeson – Ballad For Americans

All four parts from the 1940 2×10″ 78 rpm discs, Ballad For Americans. For many, like me, born at the tail end of the post WWII baby boom, this collection represented what America was all about.  For those, like me, … Continue reading

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(March 26, 2017): Tom Russell – The Ballad of Edward Abbey and Benediction: Edward Abbey

A compilation from the 2004 album, Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs, and the 2005 album, Hotwalker. Clearly Russell had Abbey on his mind in the mid-2000s.  The first item is a song by Russell about missing Abbey’s presence in the world.  … Continue reading

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(July 22, 2013): Cheech and Chong – Dave

From the 1971 self-titled album, Cheech & Chong.   I got a hold of this LP when I was twelve (1972).  It was one of the most unbelievably subversive things I’d ever heard and felt the need to play it at … Continue reading

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