Kenneth Rexroth: October 5, 1959

The Poetry Center presents Kenneth Rexroth, reading from his poetry and playing recordings of French songs.

Originally Recorded By
The Poetry Center
Location
San Francisco State College
Date
10/05/1959
Total Run Time
00:47:41
Contributor
Lionel Hampton, Germaine Montero, Jacques Douai
Views
7640
Downloads
975
  • Speaks about literary developments within France (00:01)
  • French song "Rodeuse de Berges" by Germaine Montero, written by poet Aristide Bruant, played to audience (04:20)
  • Rexroth introduces and plays to the audience the Pierre Segher song, "The Lovers (Les Amoureux)," sung by Jacques Douai (07:43)
  • Remarks on the previous two songs (09:27)
  • "I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do" (recorded "last night" with vibraphonist Lionel Hampton) (12:58)
  • Remarks on "I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do" (17:57)
  • "Written in Venice" (18:40)
  • Remarks on "Provence" (19:39)
  • "Provence" (20:30)
  • Remarks on "Rogation Days" (22:59)
  • "Rogation Days" (from "Vicenza") (23:40)
  • Further remarks on "Rogation Days" (24:56)
  • "State and 32nd, Cold Morning Blues" (25:20)
  • "The Sea will be Deep" (26:19)
  • "Grey is the Arctic, Grey is the Sea" (27:10)
  • "Married Man Blues" (28:00)
  • Interruption of audio (28:39)
  • "Proust's Madeleine" (29:55)
  • "Homer in Basic" (32:09)
  • "The Homestead Called Damascus" (37:20)

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