First Blues Vinyl
Limited Edition Vinyl seven track sampler of Allen's 1982 legendary "First Blues" Blues release.
(Download key for complete 24 tracks included)
Goin to San Diego
Broken Bone Blues
Cia Dope Calypso
Everybody Sing (everybody's just a little bit homosexual)
Father Death Blues
Beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg was also a singer/songwriter who was encouraged to write and record by none other than Bob Dylan, who took Allen into the studio for his first ever music recordings. Those 1971 recordings with Dylan, as well as sessions from 1976 with members of Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review band produced by maverick John Hammond (Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin and Bruce Springsteen) and additional recordings from 1981 were gathered together and released as the double LP First Blues in 1983. Many of the recordings feature cello player Arthur Russell (known for his 1970's Flying Hearts band and his ground-breaking 1980's solo recordings).