Jack Kerouac will always be one of my favorite authors and I will always think of people who have only read "On The Road" as silly and annoying. So if you are one of those people, please press that little rectangular shaped button in the upper right hand corner of your screen. It's usually red with a white X in the center, you can't miss it.

For anyone who's an actual fan of Kerouac (regardless of whether or not he's hip at the moment) I have for you the first and one of the very few recordings that Kerouac made. This one was done with Steve Allen (famous actor/comedian/writer/musician/etc), who accompanies Kerouac's voice with piano. Following this album was "Blues and Haikus" with Jazz Saxophonists Al Cohn and Zoot Sims. Kerouac's next and last album was "Readings by Jack Kerouac on the Beat Generation." All three of these are compiled on a CD titled "The Jack Kerouac Collection" that is still easily available from Amazon if you are willing to spend about $30. Or you could bookmark this page or keep my blog in mind as I'm sure I'll upload the other two albums sometime in the near future.

Download: Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen-Poetry For The Beat Generation

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