Cafe Bohemia

15 Barrow Street, Greenwich Village, New York The Barrow Street Ale House, as it is currently called, in the 1950’s housed the Cafe Bohemia which put up shows by progressive Jazz artists such as Miles Davis, Charles Mingus and John Coltrane. Kerouac loved to check out shows in here. (Facts once again provided by Bill … Continue reading

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Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen – Poetry For The Beat Generation

Recorded sometime in 1958/’59, the album was originally released in 1959 and re-released on CD in 1999. The recordings came about when Kerouac was engaged at the Village Vanguard to read his poems and Steve Allen came to see him read one night. Allen was asked by G. Millstein, who wrote one of the first … Continue reading