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Kerouac on Record: A Literary Soundtrack

Kerouac on Record: A Literary Soundtrack

  • Editor: Sampas, Jim
  • Editor: Warner, Simon
This volume collects essays and interviews that limn musical limbs of the Beat tree ... Among the strongest in a strong lot are Michael Goldberg's examination of Dylan's lit roots and Kerouac's... More…



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  • Acknowledgements Permissions Foreword Introduction Simon Warner
  • 1. Jack Kerouac's Jazz Scene Jim Burns
  • 2. 2nd Chorus: Blues: Jack Kerouac Larry Beckett
  • 3. Duet for Saxophone and Pen: Lee Konitz and the Direct Influence of Jazz on the Development of Jack Kerouac's 'Spontaneous Prose' Style Marian Jago Interview 1: Lee Konitz Marian Jago
  • 4. Jack Kerouac Goes Vinyl: A Sonic Journey into Kerouac's Three LPs: Poetry for the Beat Generation; Blues and Haikus; and Readings by Jack Kerouac on the Beat Generation Jonah Raskin
  • 5. Art Music: Listening to Kerouac's 'Mexico City Blues' A. Robert Lee Interview 2: David Amram Pat Thomas
  • 6. Beat Refrains: Music, Milieu and Identity in Jack Kerouac's The Subterraneans, the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film Adaptation Michael Prince
  • 7. Bob Dylan's Beat Visions (Sonic Poetry) Michael Goldberg
  • 8. Carrying a Torch for Ti Jean Paul Marion Interview 3: Richard Meltzer Michael Goldberg
  • 9. The Grateful Dead: Jack Manifested as Music Brian Hassett
  • 10. Driver Mark Bliesener
  • 11. Jim Morrison/Angel of Fire Jay Jeff Jones
  • 12. Light is Faster than Sound: Texans, the Beats and the San Francisco Counterculture Holly George-Warren
  • 13. Hit the Road, Jack: Van Morrison and On the Road Peter Mills
  • 14. Detecting Jack Kerouac and Joni Mitchell: A Literary/Legal (Not Musicological) Investigation into the Search for Influence Nancy Grace
  • 15. Kerouac and Country Music Matt Theado
  • 16. 'Straight from the Mind to the Voice': Spectral Persistence in Jack Kerouac and Tom Waits Douglas Field Interview 4: Barney Hoskyns Simon Warner
  • 17. From Beat Bop Prosody to Punk Rock Poetry: Patti Smith and Jack Kerouac; Literature, Lineage, Legacy Ronna Johnson Poems: Marc Zegans Interview 6: Allen Ginsberg Pat Thomas
  • 18. Tramps Like Them: Jack and Bruce and the Myth of the American Road Simon Morrison Interview 5: Graham Parker Pat Thomas
  • 19. Punk and New Wave James Sullivan Interview 7: Jim DeRogatis on Lester Bangs James Sullivan
  • 20. The Tribute Recordings Jim Sampas and Simon Warner Appendix I: Jack Kerouac Biography Appendix II: Jack Kerouac Discography Dave Moore Appendix III: Tribute Discography Appendix IV: Kerouac/Cassady Song List Dave Moore/Horst Spandler Notes on Contrib