Friday, 14 November 2008

Jive talking

Dig Infinity: The Life and Art of Lord Buckley

Lord Buckley: the white, six-and-a-half-foot-tall, ex-lumberjack cat who invoked both the manners of the English aristocracy and the street language of black America...Lord Buckley: the picaresque pill-popping darling of Al Capone...Lord Buckley the jazz philosopher who jammed with Charlie Parker...Lord Buckley: the original viper, the Hall of Fame Hipster, the baddest Beatnik, the first flower child, the premier known for his 'hipsemantic' retellings of Bible stories, Shakespeare soliloquies, and modern poetry in the 1950s. - Oliver Trager, author.

Hiparama of the Classics

Hipsters, Flipsters, and Finger-Poppin' Daddies, Knock me your lobes! I come to lay Caesar out, not to hip you to him. The bad jazz that a cat blows, Wails long after he's cut out. The groovey, is often stashed with their frames ..

Lord Buckley as he appeared on You Bet Your Life

His Royal Hipness

So You Thought Hip Was New Feb.12,1959 the Ivar Concert

Two of the best known monologues, The Bad Rapping of the Marquis De Sade and Hipsters Flipsters appear on this album, which is available for download online. So much easier than trolling the record shops of North Beach. Though, perhaps not as much fun. But, there is something to be said for the nostalgic sound of vinyl.

Now playing: Bee Gees - Jive Talking
via FoxyTunes