John Benson Brooks Trio ‎– Avant Slant (One Plus 1 = II)

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Band 1 10:41
A1 The King Must Go (Segments)
Composed By – John Benson Brooks
A2 The Gods On High
Composed By – John Benson Brooks, Milt GablerVoice – Judy Scott (2)
A3 Pie In The Sky
Composed By – John Benson Brooks, Milt GablerLyrics By [Text] – John Donne
A4 El Bluebirdo
Composed By – John Benson BrooksVoice – Lawrence Ferlinghetti
A5 A Bird Can Be
Composed By – Milt Gabler
Band 2 12:11
A6 Cherries Are Ripe
Composed By – John Benson Brooks
A7 What's A Square?
Composed By – John Benson Brooks, Milt GablerVoice – Judy Scott (2)
A8 Slapstix
Composed By – Jack ShaindlinPiano – Jack Shaindlin
A9 True Blue Heart
Composed By – Jack ShaindlinPiano – Jack Shaindlin
A10 Little Boxes (Excerpt)
Composed By – Malvina ReynoldsPerformer – The Tarriers
A11 But, Where Are You?
Composed By – John Benson Brooks, Milt GablerVoice – Judy Scott (2)
Band 3 13:07
B1 Ornette (Segments)
Voice – Carl Sandburg, Emma Lazarus, Seymour Krim
B2 Love Is Psychedelic
Composed By – John Benson Brooks, Milt GablerVoice – Judy Scott (2)
B3 The Life I Used To Live
Composed By – Lightning Hopkins*
B4 When I First Came To Town
B5 Mend Them Fences
Composed By – John Benson BrooksLyrics By [Text] – Robert Graves
B6 But, Where Am I?
Composed By – John Benson Brooks, Milt GablerVoice – Judy Scott (2)
Band 4 9:38
B7 Satan Takes (Segments)
Composed By – John Benson Brooks
B8 Pie In The Sky
Composed By – John Benson Brooks, Milt GablerLyrics By [Text] – Catherine Lee Bates
B9 We Shall Overcome
Lyrics By [Text] – Thomas JeffersonVoice – Frank Hamilton (3), Guy Carawan, LeRoi Jones, Pete Seeger, Zilphia Horton

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Contains excerpts from the following readings
"No Man Is An lsland" by John Donne.
"Autobiography" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
"The People, Yes" by Carl Sandburg.
"The Magical Underwear Panty (with Detachable garters)" by Seymour Krim.
"Give Me Your Tired" by Emma Lazarus.
"Mend Them Fences" by Robert Graves.
"America, The Beautiful" by Catherine Lee Bates.
"The Tree Of Liberty" by Thomas Jefferson.

Quote:
"AVANT SLANT is a collage-in-sound, in which fragments of poetry, pop tunes, radio broadcasts, and Feiffer-like babble intermingle to form an aural history of "Right Now." It is also a twelve-tone: jazz concert, an electronic poem composed in several media, and the first example of what may be a radically new art form."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A matrix): 7-11442
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - stamped): 7 11442 \ \ \
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B matrix): 7 11443
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - stamped): 7 11443 \ \

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Bradx

Bradx

September 13, 2015

Possibly the first, or one of the first, ever 'sampling' records. In between segments of free-ish jazz you get excerpts from various pop, blues and spoken-word beat poetry albums. Quite an intriguing listen.

The original songs, sung by Judy Scott, are quite dated... but actually rather fun.... 'Love Is Psychedelic' especially is very much of its time but most enjoyable.
Some of the poetry clips like LeRoi Jones 'Black Dada Nihilismus' make me want to hear more.

I got this album for about 50p around 1978 and have held onto it over the years despite many collection culls.

Get your stripey t-shirt out, the wraparound shades and light a 'jazz' cheroot... then put this album on daddy-o.
It's a bit like being back in the '60s.