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Artist: JACOBS, HENRY
Title: Around The World With Henry Jacobs
Format: Double CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Absurd folklorist Henry Jacobs returns with a selection of rare interviews, odd loops, sales pitches, early synthesizer demos, an ether-infused evening, and more! Produced in San Francisco and New York City, Around The World With Henry Jacobs is a travelogue that continues the story begun with The Wide Weird World of Henry Jacobs, mixing archival material from the 1950s with recent improvisations by Jacobs. Guests include Stan Freberg and Dr. Irwin Corey, with Alan Watts returning for a visit, too. Also included is special bonus disc -- First Night, one of the true gems from the collection. Recorded in February 1957 by Henry Jacobs on the opening night of the Poetry/Jazz Series at The Cellar in San Francisco, this unique document captures the first time Kenneth Rexroth and Lawrence Ferlinghetti read their poetry to jazz in this very intimate setting. In contrast to Fantasy Records Poetry Readings in the Cellar, you feel yourself a part of the audience here, moments punctuated with a register ringing, muted conversations, laughter, and clinking glasses. Includes Rexroth reading Between Myself And Death and She Is Away, and Ferlinghetti reading The World is A Beautiful Place." -Important.

Artist: JACOBS, HENRY
Title: The Wide Weird World Of Henry Jacobs
Format: CD/DVD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"2010 repress, originally released in 2005. Henry Jacobs is a sound artist and improviser par excellence. His influential recordings as well as collaborative projects resonate with an irreverent sense of humor and a love for musics of the world. From the early 1950s into the 1970s, Jacobs experimented with tape music, staged the early surround sound and visual spectacle Vortex (with artist Jordan Belson), and developed an array of absurd characters that would pop up as crank callers, relaxation coaches, or upside-down smiling instructors. A contemporary of Ken Nordine and Lenny Bruce, Jacobs honed an individual style that was droll and laid-back but winked at you at the same time. On his recordings for Folkways, World Pacific, and Fantasy, as well as on his private label MEA, the world of Jacobs is an audio collage that embraces many cultures and sensibilities. This CD/DVD collection pays homage to Jacobs creative play, presenting recovered and restored audio as well as rare animated films that will give you a taste of this mans special talents." - Important.

Artist: JACOBS, HENRY
Title: Radio Programme No.1: Henry Jacobs Music And Folklore
Format: CD
Label: Locust
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"Locust Music continues its foray into the many sided head of Henry Jacobs with the re-release of his coveted 1955 Folkways debut. Culled from hours and hours of bits from his weekly radio program Music & Folklore which originally aired on Berkeleys once revolutionary KPFA radio station, Radio Programme No. 1: Henry Jacobs Music & Folklore is a stunningly surreal sonic goulash of brilliantly conceived, tight rhythmic loops & tape collages, ethnic and experimental musics, twisted satirical interviews with Shorty Petterstein (Henrys beat hipster alter ego), phony academic authorities (the muttering Jocko on Raga and politics, imagined Hebrew scholar Sholem Stein waxing bogus on the subject of calypso!) to Berkeley field recordings of Kay Dunham (nephew of the legendary Katherine Dunham) and friends getting lost in an informal drumming session. This is, no doubt, an essential document in the annals of early American oddball recordings." - Locust
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