Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Wednesday Coffeehouse Featuring Charlie Parker, Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen

Charlie Parker

Jack Kerouac

Steve Allen

Now, on with the show!

Jack Kerouac interviewed by Steve Allen

Charlie Parker ~ Jack Kerouac 

The Bird ~ Charlie Parker

My Little Suede Shoes ~ Charlie Parker

Just Friends ~ Charlie Parker

Lover Man ~ Charlie Parker

Now’s the Times ~ Charlie Parker



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

Miles Davis & Jack Kerouac

The Satire of the Mitchell Trio

John Denver

Louis Armstrong

Arlo Guthrie

Christmas Eve Jam Session

New Year’s Eve Jam Session



  1. I haven't read On the Road. I think my son has a copy; I must borrow it. Kerouac looks and sounds like a strange sort of man.

  2. I have to admit that I'm not as big a fan of the folk singers that you often post. But I like all of the above. Now I just have to find a time to listen. :-)


  3. I enjoyed the video of Kerouac. He has an interesting affect. I have never read his writings, but maybe it's about time to do that.

    Thanks, Nick!

  4. you have such a diverse repetoire I love that


  5. I love your eclectic taste in music Nick.

  6. Liz: On the Road is really a good read. Matter of fact, for me all of Jack’s books a wonderful reads.

    Squirl: I hope you find the time to listen to The Bird—I mean Charlie, not his song by that title.

    Carol: Please give Jack’s writing a try. I began reading him when I was 18 or 19 and have never stopped. I believe I have read every story, poem, and play that he ever wrote, plus quite a bit that has been written about him. Does than make me a “fan” of Jack Kerouac?

    i beati : Thank you, Sandy. I suppose that’s one of the reasons that in my profile I claim to be “A Man for All Seasons.”

    Akelamalu: Thank you! Did you know that I really enjoy classical music, too?

  7. This is turning into the cultural centre for the blogosphere.

  8. James Higham : Thank you, sir. That’s quite a compliment!

  9. I am wondering where in the world I've been. This was my first time ever hearing JKerouac, what a kool kat (snapping my fingers)! I also delved back just a little into other coffee house arrangements = WOW lots of wonderful tunes and info TFS! Give Alex a scratch behind the ears for me :)

  10. Patty Szymkowicz : Thanks for your comments about the Coffeehouses. I appreciate them.

    Jack Kerouac sort of grows on one. I think I’ve read everything that he ever wrote. After I obtained recordings of Jack reading his works, the voice I now hear in my head as I reread his writings is his voice, his cadence. It really makes a difference in the reading.

    I’ll scratch Alex’s ear for you as soon as the furball awakens from his morning catnap