Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wednesday Coffeehouse: Miles Davis & Jack Kerouac

The Beat Generation: A Cool History

Jack Kerouac & Miles Davis: Is There a Beat Generation?

Miles Davis

Move ~ Miles Davis

Budo ~ Miles Davis

Rouge ~ Miles Davis

Jack Kerouac

October in the Railroad Earth ~ Jack Kerouac

In case anyone is interested, all of the audios I post are from my own CDs.

Previous Coffeehouses featured:

Leonard Cohen

Bob Gibson & Bob Camp

The Kingston Trio

Carmen McRae, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Steve Allen, Dave Brubeck, Del Close & John Brent

Judy Collins & Arlo Guthrie

Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel

Theolonious Monk & Lenny Bruce

Carly Simon

Summer of Love (1967)

Holly Near & Ronnie Gilbert

The Kingston Trio Returns


  1. What a fantastic coffee morning i've had.......

  2. Wow, Nick. Your coffee mornings certainly send me spinning back to my misspent youth...but I really enjoy the memories...heheh!

  3. Thank you for the cool music and great prose. I really appreciate that first video.

  4. It isn't morning and I've had tea but I enjoyed it! :)

  5. I was a little young to appreciate this era at the time. Thanks for making it easy to access so that I can appreciate what it had to offer. I just wiki'd Kerouac to learn more about his life.

  6. You know how to pick 'em. I love this feature. Well done, as always!

  7. Thanks, Nick, for the great John Kerouac. I remember reading On the Road and wishing for such a trip. Kerouac led me to Ginsberg then through him I found the poetry of Ferlinghetti. I'm glad for the reminder!

    That's Steve Allen on the piano.

  8. this is great........ nice way to top off my day!

  9. Ah, I love Miles Davis but I have never heard of Jack Kerouac. I must say what a perfect addition to the coffeehouse. Smell that coffee...

  10. Queenie: You are most welcome. I am glad you enjoyed the coffeehouse.

    Puss-in-Boots: I’m glad the coffeehouse brought you good memories. I get rather nostalgic as I create them.

    China Girl: You are welcome. When I saw those videos I know that I had to use them.

    Akelamalu: I’m glad your tea went well with the coffeehouse. Of course, if it were “real” I suppose it would be an all-night happening rather than a morning thing.

  11. Carol: You are most welcome. Jack Kerouac has been a part of my life since I first read him when I was a freshman in college.

    Baba Doodlius: Yes, my dear feather friend, I have lots of Louis Armstrong! I shall invite Satchmo to the coffeehouse very soon.

    Mimi Lenox : Thank you. I have coffeehouses in production that I hope are as enjoyable.

  12. Kat: I went through the same process as you—from Kerouac to Ginsberg to Burroughs to all of the other beat writers. It was from reading Kerouac that I began to really appreciate jazz.

    Yep! That’s Steve Allen. He accompanies Jack on almost all of the recordings I have of him.

    Professor: I’m glad that the coffeehouse could top off your day, like maybe the cream in your coffee?

    Barman : Thank you. I enjoy Miles Davis, too. And I hope that being introduced to Kerouac leads you to reading some of his works!

  13. I was really excited that this year, at a new school, my son learned about jazz music and had his won scat! They took funding away from his old school for the arts program. I am thrilled that he is getting exposed to music at school now.

    Have a great day Nick.


  14. Jennifer: That’s great! I was in college before I was really exposed to jazz.