KEN NORDINE

Colors

(Asphodel) Used CD $9.00

A Beat-inspired, mellifluous-sounding, Dr. Seuss-like exploration of the meanings of different colors. “Many of the pieces are parables on racism and human behavior, but they’re also totally silly, and meant to be. Recorded in the late 1960s, the thirty-four tracks … almost-sung to a delightful, freeform studio backing of hip jazz.” From 1995. Barcode punched

KEN NORDINE

A Transparent Mask

(Asphodel) Used CD $7.00

“This late-in-life offering … continues Nordine’s lifelong mastery of the genre he created..., thought excursions and deceptively simple poems that take utterly unexpected twists…. With musical backing that enhances but never overpowers the words, this is a charming and engaging album.” From 2001

KEN NORDINE

Wink: Ken Nordine Does Robert Shure

(Asphodel) Used CD $7.00

“The short poems of John Shure [from the late 1950s] are so in sync with Nordine’s style that it’s a very successful marriage indeed. At first the [late 1960s recordings] might seem so whimsical and slight as to barely exist, but … the world of wry and absurdist observations … is enhanced by his use of two distinct voices for each channel…. The result[ing] ongoing conversation … captures a particular time and state of mind.” Reissue from 2003. Scribbled barcode.