Selected reading performances at the Living Batch Bookstore Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1987-91
recorded by Larry Goodell and now transferred from cassette tape to CD. My thanks to the poets and musicians who gave me permission to do my nickle-dime recordings, and my thanks to the Living Batch Bookstore, Jeff Bryan, Gus Blaisdell and to all who were employed there and loved the bookstore phenomenon during those creative years. Do contact me if you would like to order one of these.
No Seat Belts Tour of Words 1989
, at the Living Batch, Albuquerque, August 24. Ellyn Maybe, S.A. Griffin, Mike Bruner, Doug Knott, Bobbo Staron, Scott Wannberg (raucous recording, overloads, ups & downs, but a unique event).
duende spinoff #1
, at the Living Batch 1990, Albuquerque, NM. Reading from
, Black Sparrow Press. A stunningly relevant and amazingly current reading by one of
America’s truly great poets at the pinnacle of his finesse.
, reading from
On Bear’s Head
, Harcourt Brace, at the Living Batch, 1989. Relaxed and powerful, the best from the best. Earthshakingly natural, revealing the power of words undramaticized from one of our classical post-Williams best.
duende spinoff #3
Drummond Hadley & Bayou Seco
at the Living Batch 1991, Albuquerque. Drum Hadley tells of Billy
Brown, “Old Style Horsebreakin,” and sings “Drops of Water.” Many great stories & poems. Nothing
is left to be desired in this reading-performance. Ken Keppeler & Jeanie McLerie, who are Bayou
Seco, do five songs of the West, a perfect compliment to America’s great rancher poet.
Gino Sky & Clifford Burke
at the Living Batch 1991. Sky presents excellent stories, serious humor, authentic legend. Burke reads many poems, having just moved to New Mexico. Old friends meet again.
duende spinoff #5
Cipriano Vigil & Jim Sagel
at the Living Batch 1990, Albuquerque. Songs written by & sung by Cipriano Vigil with guitar. Last couple songs his family joins him. Jim Sagel reads 6 pieces. This is a pure New Mexico presentation. A great memorial to Mr. Sagel.
duende spinoff #6