Christopher Logue & Tony Kinsey ‎– Red Bird Jazz & Poetry

Parlophone ‎– GEP 8765
Vinyl, 7", EP, Mono

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All tracks originally broadcast on BBC's Third Programme "Red Bird Dancing On Ivory" during the spring of 1959, Recorded In London 29 May,1959.

Poetry by Christopher Logue, based on Pablo Neruda’s “Veinte poemas de Amor”
Jazz by the Tony Kinsey Quintet.

Christopher Logue's "Songs" book of poetry published by Hutchinson

Green labels with silver writing.
On labels: The Parlophone Co. Ltd. Made in England.
Matrix # suffix on side A (45) side B (4) (presumably a misprint)
UK purchase tax code ET applicable from Apr 8, 1959 to Aug 1, 1960.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: Mecolico
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix label side A): (7TCE533) 45
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix label side B): (7TCE534) 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A stamped): 7TCE 533-2N G
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B stamped): 7TCE 534-2N G
  • Other (UK Purchase Tax Code, runout both sides stamped): ET

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May 24, 2015
Whatt is the difference between the two versions????


June 18, 2012
The title of the poem on track one is 'Lithe Girl, Brown Girl' (not 'Little Girl....)
The tracks on the EP are evidently not the same takes as on the BBC broadcast. The balance between voice and instruments is much inferior in the broadcast performance, and Logue seems less at ease with the music. Also the poem which appears as track B2 on the EP has an extra short verse in the broadcast.