Bob Kaufman broadside – TIN PAN ALLEY

 

This letterpress broadside, 10 x 14 inches, was exquisitely produced by Nick Whittington at Impart Ink in Oakland.

The poem was discovered, by poet S.A. Griffin, after the Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman went to print.

Bob wrote this poem in NYC in 1961. Thus, 61 copies were printed to celebrate Parker Kaufman’s 61st birthday. 100% of the sales of this broadside go directly to Parker.





Bob Kaufman – Rappin Elite

Limited Edition of 200
Heavyweight 180 gram
Available in 3 different colors of virgin vinyl
No digital version !
Release date  October 13, 2020
Culled from various source tapes this is Bob Kaufman as you’ve never heard him before! On stage, at home, in bars and cafés, Bob is Rappin Elite.




Gregory Corso – The Gold Standard

Limited Edition of 250
Heavyweight 200 gram
Gold colored virgin vinyl
No digital version !
Available August 1, 2019
This record was compiled from the recently discovered Scrivani Tapes. George Scrivani, Corso’s longtime friend, traveled with Gregory in the late 1970s throughout Europe. Having cut his bootlegging chops at various Operas in Europe, Scrivani recorded Corso at various readings, interviews and events. This included an impromptu lecture Corso gave at the JFK Institute, in Berlin, on the genealogy of the Beat Generation.
Upon returning stateside, Scrivani continued to record Corso in San Francisco, in the 1980s, at locations such as S.F. Art Institute, New College (r.i.p.) and the legendary Keystone Korner in the North Beach neighborhood.
The Keystone Korner tapes include a phenomenal reading with Allen Ginsberg in 1980. The two had not read together in San Francisco since 1956.
Another Keystone Korner tape features Jaki Byard on piano, the legendary multi-instrumentalist/composer/arranger,  joins Corso for two extended poems.
Each side contains 27 minutes of unprecedented Corso material.