An album of Ginsberg's recitations of some of his poems, with musical backing from Mark Bingham, Bill Frisell, Beaver Harris, Arto Lindsay, Marc Ribot, G.E. Smith, Steve Swallow, Rob Wasserman, and others. Produced by Hal Willner.
George Alexander Aberle, known as eden ahbez, was an American songwriter and recording artist of the 1940s to 1960s, whose lifestyle in California was influential in the hippie movement [according to Wikipedia]. He wrote this song in 1947. It was first recorded by Nat King Cole.
Ava Hofmann is a trans woman poet and the author of love poems / smallness studies (Inside the Castle, 2022), among other titles. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on June 17, 2022, by the Academy of American Poets.
Laraaji describes this album as: “Casio synth jams recorded at spiritual retreat guest rooms and a tiny bedroom on the Upper West Side in 1984, lysergically-spectacular anthems for a continually arriving new moment.”