- Performer:Allen Ginsberg
- Title:Ginsberg's Thing
- Style:Beat Poetry,Poetry,Spoken Word
- Date of release:June 22, 2004
- Size FLAC version1144 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1688 megabytes
- Size WMA version1128 megabytes
- Formats:MMF VOC MPC DXD AIFF AHX
Songs of Innocence and Experience is an album by American beat poet and writer Allen Ginsberg, recorded in 1969. For the recording, Ginsberg sang pieces from 18th-century English poet William Blake's illustrated poetry collection of the same name and set them to musical accompaniment, performed with a host of jazz musicians. The album was first released in 1970 on LP by MGM Records and Verve Forecast Records
Allen Ginsberg Reading Translations Of The Poetry Of Giuseppe Ungaretti. Recorded at The Festival of Two Worlds, Spoleto, Italy. Ginsberg's Thing (LP). Transatlantic Records. Ginsberg's Thing (LP, Album).
Allen Ginsberg: Biography. Renowned poet, world traveler, spiritual seeker, founding member of a major literary movement, champion of human and civil rights, photographer and songwriter, political gadfly, teacher and co-founder of a poetics school. Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) defied simple classification. Poets are commonly known only within their circles of readerships but like Walt Whitman, Ginsberg’s name was recognizable to millions who had never read so much as a single word of his poetry
Ginsberg’s early life was marked by his mother’s psychological troubles, including a series of nervous breakdowns. In 1943, while studying at Columbia University, Ginsberg befriended William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, and the trio later established themselves as pivotal figures in the Beat Movement. Known for their unconventional views, and frequently rambunctious behavior, Ginsberg and his friends also experimented with drugs. Photo by Cyril H. Baker/Pix In. The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images. One of the most respected Beat writers and acclaimed American poets of his generation, Allen Ginsberg was born on June 3, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey and raised in nearby Paterson, the son of an English teacher and Russian expatriate. Ginsberg’s early life was marked by his mother’s psychological troubles, including a series of nervous breakdowns.
Allen Ginsberg chronology. Ginsberg's Thing (1969). Songs of Innocence and Experience (1970). America Today! (The World's Greatest Poets Vol. I) (1971). Ginsberg's witness of the 1968 Democratic National Convention protests and riot in Chicago provided another impetus to record the album. He chose to perform pieces from Blake's illustrated Songs of Innocence and Experience collection, which thematized the importance and sanctity of childhood, featuring critiques of systemic child abuse ("The Chimney Sweeper"), organized religion ("The Garden of Love"), and "the institutionalized culture of benevolence that perpetuated poverty" ("Holy Thursday")
Allen Ginsberg said his pictures "all had a story to tell" and added captions to help. He described the circumstances in which Jack Kerouac was "making a Dostoyevsky mad-face or Russian basso be-bop Om" while strolling downtown Manhattan. The Allen Ginsberg Trust, used with permission of the Wylie Agency LLC). Ginsberg, facing the camera, believed that both poetry and photography could reveal "the luminousness of the ordinary event.
Allen Ginsberg (Author), foreword Vincent R. Tortora (Author) Format: Vinyl. This is the Vintage Vinyl Record LP, of Ginsberg's appearance in Italy, after having been accused of violating the Italian Penal code, in 1967, at the height of the hippie movement. Ginsberg showed up at the police station and struck a blow for freedom of speach with his poetry.
Louis Ginsberg was a published poet, a high school teacher and a moderate Jewish Socialist. His wife, Naomi, was a radical Communist and irrepressible nudist who went tragically insane in early adulthood. Somewhere between the two in temperament was the Ginsberg's second son, Irwin Allen, born on June 3, 1926. by Levi Asher Wednesday, August 24, 1994 08:46 am. All the Beat writers inspired themselves with doppelgängers, authentic hipsters who embodied their ideals with great authenticity. Jack Kerouac had Neal Cassady, William S. Burroughs had Herbert Huncke. and Allen Ginsberg had Carl Solomon.
Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born on the 3 June, 1926 in Newark, the New Jersey state. He grew in Paterson, where his father worked as the English teacher. His mother, an emigrant from Russia, a Jewess by her origin, spent many years in a hospital for madmen. In the beginning of the 80s, Ginsberg joined a punk rock movement, participated in creation of the album Combat Rock of the group Clash and even appeared together with them on the stage. In the last years of his life, he modestly lived in a small apartment in Lower Est-side of Manhattan, investing almost all his fabulous incomes of the worldwide known poet in the school created by him. Ginsberg was diagnosed with liver cancer in the spring of the 1997. He died soon after, on the 5th of April, 1997. Creative Work of Allen Ginsberg.
CreditsAllen Ginsberg - Composer, Narrator, Primary Artist
|1||Zen Buddhist Chant "High Perfect Wisdom"||Allen Ginsberg|
|2||Message II||Allen Ginsberg|
|3||Cafe in Warsaw||Allen Ginsberg|
|4||Who to Be Kind To||Allen Ginsberg|
|5||Portland Coliseum||Allen Ginsberg|
|6||First Party at Ken Kesey's With Hell's Angels Allen Ginsberg||Allen Ginsberg|
|8||To the Body||Allen Ginsberg|
|9||Small Spoleto Mantra||Allen Ginsberg|