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Lord Buckley: A Discography

Lord Buckley Hip Jazz Poet and Story Teller : A Discography

"Lord Buckley is a secret thing that people pass under the table," novelist Ken Kesey said.

The Best of Lord Buckley, I BOUGHT THIS ALBUM IN 1970 !!!
The Best of Lord Buckley, Crestview Records, re-released on Elektra Records under the same title, (out of print), Recordings from 1951, some originally released by Vaya Records. The Nazz, Gettysburg Address, The Hip Gahn, Jonah and the Whale, Marc Antony's Funeral Oration, and Nero. (The Crestview Records edition of this album can be spotted sitting on the mantle in the photograph on the cover of Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home.)




Hipsters, Flipsters and Finger-Poppin' Daddies, Knock My Your Lobes, RCA, 1955, Marc Antony, Boston Tea Party, To Swing or Not to Swing, Is This the Sticker?, Hip Hiawatha

Bad Rapping of the Marquis De Sade, World Pacific Records (out of print), recorded live in concert, Oakland, CA, 1960. The Bad Rapping of the Marquis de Sade, H Bomb, The Chastity Belt, The Ballad of Dan McGroo, His Majesty The Policeman.

The Parabolic Revelations of the Late Lord Buckley - A Collection of Six Lessons by the Hip Messiah, Pye Records, UK, 1952, The Nazz, Murder, Jonah and the Whale, Governor Gulpwell, Chastity Belt, Georgia Sweet and Kind.

Buckley's Best, World Pacific Records (out of print), Supermarket, The Naz, The Gasser, Subconscious Mind, Willie the Shake, Martin's Horse, God's Own Drunk

Lord Buckley: A Most Immaculately Hip Aristocrat, Straight Records, (compiled by Frank Zappa), The Bad-Rapping of the Marquis de Sade, Governor Slugwell, The Raven, The Train, The Hip Einie (Still available, now on Compact Disk, released in 1992 and named by Tower Records' "Best Comedy CD of the Year.")

Lord Buckley: Blowing His Mind (And Your's, Too) , Demon Verbal Records, Brentford, Middlesex, UK, Subconscious Mind, Fire Chief, Let It Down, Murder, The Gasser, Maharaja, Scrooge

Lord Buckley in Concert, Demon Verbal Records, Brentford, Middlesex, UK; Supermarket, Horse's Mouth, Black Cross, The Naz, My Own Railroad, Willie the Shake, God's Own Drunk

Lord Buckley Live, Shambhala Lion Editions (cassette), Boston, 1991, Produced by "Prince" Frederick Buckley, The Hip Gahn, The Gettysburg Address, God's Own Drunk, Is This the Sticker, The Nazz, Trouble, Murder, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Scrooge, James Dean, The Gasser

Jazz poet Lord Buckley's "The Bugbird," (The Raven) a too-awesome-to-be-believed translation into the "semantic of the hip," circa 1950.

It was a real drug midnight
swoooooooooooooooah dreary
I was goofing
Beat and weary
Over many a freakish volume of forgotten score
When suddenly there came a tapping
As if some cat were gently riffing
Knocking rhythm at my pad's door.
Ah, "'tis the landlady," I muttered
On her broom she flies the rounding
Sounding for her rent
WITCH only this and nothing more

Ehh, ooh, will I ever get out of this feeling?
Emmm, emmmm,

Ah, so solid I remember,
It was in that wrought December
And it's swingin', jumpin' ember
Blew it's phantom upon the floor
Groovily I woo'd the morrow
Still hung I sought to borrow
From my book kicks
To knock the sorrow
Sorrow for my gone Lenore
For that sweet, square but swingin' maiden
Whom the fly chicks tagged Lenore
Nameless here forevermore

Lord Buckley: A Chronology

Compiled by EARL RIVERS


The Lord Buckley spot on NPR's Morning Edition Morning Edition, July 1, 2002 · Lord Buckley could be described as a jazz monologist and comic known for retelling biblical and classical tales in beat lingo. He had a profound influence on a whole generation of comedians, including Robin Williams, Tommy Smothers, and Jonathan Winters, but he's not a household name. Oliver Trager's just-published biography, Dig Infinity!, 12 years in the making, hopes to remedy that. Jon Kalish reports.

Hipsters, Flipsters and Finger-Poppin' Daddies, Knock Me Your Lobes, Lord Buckley (1955). Not the original rapper, but perhaps the funniest. The title, of course, is Shakespeare.

About Lord Buckley in Salon.

A Most Immaculately Hip Aristocrat