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ken lovecraft & hp nordine


When in Chicago … Indeed, Ken Nordine has contributed to the second HP Lovecraft lp (1968, limited 2011-06 reprint via Subway, most recently on cd via Rev-Ola, in 2000 via a now deleted Collector’s Choice cd)! As for the source of the other tracks here (1957-1960) … I’ve added extra sleeves & an addendum to a previous Nordine post which you can access via http://uzine.posterous.com/kool-ken-nordine

kool ken nordine


Yeah! Old Ken Nordine stuff reissued at half-a-midprice via the Real Gone Jazz budget reissue label (sublabel of Music Melon). Remastered from vinyl, at times, but both 2cd’s come with an okay booklet featuring discographical information … and don’t fully overlap with You’re Getting Better: The Word Jazz Dot Masters(released 2005-11-18 and spanning about the same 1957-1960 period). Also, Hip-o-Select‘s (sold out) 2cd doesn’t feature the Love Wordslp (1958) from which these four (out of twelve) jazz standard covers were taken … It does feature “Secretary”, though, which is orignally off the “Son Of Word Jazz” lp (Dot 1958). “The wanderer” is from the “Incredible But True” radio show hosted & narrated by Ken Nordine; some recordings released on lp by Columbia in 1951. Do note that there were 15 minute and 3 minute versions of the show syndicated, and both used the same host the most holy-o Ken Nordine! Addendum: apparently, Chrome Dreams have reissued the four Word Jazz albums on a 2010 budget 2cd entitled Word Jazz The Complete 1950s Recordings“; booklet and packaging aren’t half as cool as Hip-o-Select’s, though.


Ken Nordine recorded “Green” around 1966 or 1967 for his “Colors” lp.
Image source: http://thegreenercleanerkatonah.com/what-makes-us-greener/green-posers/hydrocarbon/


win your un-thing: dacron polyester

Viva Peter Max c.s.! And is that Elvis singing?!?

Discovered via:




The Levi’s ad actually reminds me of “La Planète Sauvage” (Laloux / Topor)


+ check the soundtrack review via http://uzine.posterous.com/issn-13773828  > U0101.


& the Levi’s spot features Ken Nordine – do click the Nordine Ken tag to discover a rarity!

ken nordine !

But no trace of this here Nordine & Dead Man Ray collaboration … no trace of that in the Daan Belpop documentary either ;-)

Dead Man Ray: “Blue Volkswagen” (off the “Cago” cd, released 2002-11). Music by Elko Blijweert, Herman Houbrechts, Daan Stuyven, Rudy Trouvé & Wouter Van Belle. Lyrics by Ken Nordine and Daan. Produced & mixed by Steve Albini at Electrical Studios, C(hic)ago, mastered in London.

Hey yo yo yo & give that “Cago” another listen!!
Find those Colin Newman and Atom™ remixes!!
Check that (pre Pet Shop Boys) Hoogerbrugge video!!
http://www.deadbeattown.com/  > bands
http://blog.seniorennet.be/blyweert/archief.php?ID=52  :-))
+ do click the Nordine Ken tag with this post to see a Levi’s ad he contributed to!

re: Nordine: http://www.wordjazz.com/ + http://uncertaintimes.tumblr.com/search/nordine + …

#1: the back catalogue (aka ISSN 13773828)

[uzine] used to be a music e-zine between 1999 and 2006, run by a threesome and then some (from the mid to end nineties, it was a webzine called ultra – hence the u -, run by (kf) & (hs) a.o. ). The e-zine (now defunct, don’t dream of sending stuff for review) had about 3000 subscribers and even more dedicated readers. We did interviews and reviews and provided the playlists of our radio shows (expect those here later on as well) plus a lot of links, favelists, best of the year overviews, etc. … annexed is the the whole shebang in a 2,6 MB zip featuring txt files and a contents pdf …

Incidentally, everything here is “for demonstration & (internet) conversation purposes”. This here blog will not be making any media files downloadable; such are our settings on this here Posterous platform. If they are presented here, the purpose is to promote artists by providing tangible examples of their art & craft, and to have you, o dear readership, become equally enthusiastic about the art on display, perhaps even tempting you to purchase it legally. As the financial crisis of 2008 has shown, we’re living in a consumer society (and a services economy, and an attention economy, and a spectacle society), so everyone has to be aware of and do what it takes to keep the wheels going (without harming the planet). Also, it is our intent to always provide direct links to artist or label sites, and to the sources we got our information or data from … as well as other relevant and informative links, cf. this site’s subtitle. Conversely (vice versa, mutatis mutandis), we hope to be quoted whenever material of ours is used, including all stuff from the issues of [uzine] contained in this here zip containing our own writings. Do contact us if you have issues or questions …

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Update: since the switch from Posterous to WordPress, it’s no longer possible to offer a zip. Here’s the contents table instead, and an example issue. When there’s time, we’ll make a separate blogpost of each e-zine.