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Burroughs, William S. & Jack Kerouac. And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks. Ashland, OR: Blackstone Audiobooks, 2008. CD Book.


A fictional account of the 1944 murder of David Kammerer by Lucien Carr, a friend of William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, features the two authors writing in alternating voices from the perspectives of a bartender and a hard-drinking merchant marine.


Farrar, Jay and Benjamin Gibbard. One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Music from Kerouac's Big Sur. New York: Atlantic, 2009. Music CD.


Music based on the work of Jack Kerouac and the Big Sur mountains of California that inspired him.


Fenton, Patrick. Jack's Last Call: Say Goodbye to Kerouac. Read by Lou Cariou. SueMedia Productions, 2008. CD Book.


Jack's Last Call, directed by award winning audio dramatist Sue Zizza, takes place at the end of August 1964, in Kerouac's Northport, Long Island living room, as he and his mother pack to leave for St. Petersburg, Florida.


Kerouac, Jack. Big Sur. Unabridged. Read by Tom Parker. Blackstone Audiobooks, 1998.  
           CD Book.

Kerouac, Jack. The Dharma Bums. Unabridged. Read by Tom Parker. Blackstone Audiobooks, 2004.
           CD Book.


Two ebullient young men are engaged in a passionate search for dharma, or truth. Their major adventure is the pursuit of the Zen way, which takes them climbing into the high Sierras to seek the lesson of solitude.


Kerouac, Jack. The Haunted Life: And Other Writings. Read by Liev Schreiber and Luke Daniels. Brilliance Audio, 2014. CD Book.


Short stories. Jack Kerouac wrote this manuscript when he was 22 years old and attending Columbia University. Originally intended as a three-part novel, only this first 20,000-word section was ever finished. Upon its completion, Kerouac promptly lost his only handwritten final draft in a New York taxicab, remaining unknown to the public until its appearance at Christie's many years later.

Kerouac, Jack. Jack Kerouac Collection. Rhino Records, 1990. CD Book.


Disc one: Poetry for the Beat Generation and the Steve Allen Plymouth Show. Disc two: Blues and haikus, featuring Al Cohn and Zoot Sims. Disc three: Readings by Jack Kerouac on the Beat Generation and Is there a Beat Generation?


Kerouac, Jack. Kerouac: Kicks Joy Darkness. Rykodisc, 1997. CD Book.


Poems, some are set to music

Kerouac, Jack. On the Road. Unabridged. Read by Tom Parker. Blackstone Audio Books, 1995.  
           CD Book.

The story of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty, roaring across America's heart.

Kerouac, Jack. On the Road. Unabridged. Read by Tom Parker. Findaway World, 2012.  
           Sound Recording Playaway.

Kerouac, Jack. On the Road: The Original Scroll. Unabridged. Read by John Ventimiglia. Penguin Audio, 2007. CD Book.

Presents Kerouac's original 1951 scroll draft of "On the Road" which offers insight into the writer's thematic vision and narrative voice as influenced by the American literary, musical, and visual arts of the post-World War II period.


Kerouac, Jack & David Amram. Pull My Daisy: And Other Jazz Classics. New York: Premier, 1995.
Music CD.

In 1957, Jack Kerouac and David Amram did a jazz/poetry reading in New York City, which led to the documentary film Pull My Daisy. This CD includes live performances from the late 80s and feature guitarist Vic Juris, bassist Victor Venegas, drummer Akiro Tana and saxophonist Paquitode Rivera. Led by composer/performer David Amram.

Kerouac, Jack. Readings by Jack Kerouac on the Beat Generation. Read by the author. Verve, 1997.
           CD Book.


Reissue of a monaural record of the same title, Verve Records, 1958. Excerpts from “San Francisco Scene,” “Lucien Midnight,” The Subterraneans, and other prose works read by the author.


Kerouac, Jack. The Sea is my Brother. Read by Ray Porter. Blackstone Audio, 2012. CD Book.  

In the spring of 1943, during a stint in the merchant marine, twenty-one-year-old Jack Kerouac set out to write his first novel, he titled it The Sea Is My Brother.


Kerouac, Jack. Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha. Read by Danny Campbell. Books on Tape, 2008. CD Book.  

In the mid-50's Jack Kerouac, a lifelong Catholic, became fascinated with Buddhism, an interest that had a profound impact on his ideas of spirituality and later found expression in such books as Mexico City Blues and The Dharma Bums.

Murphy, Mark. Kerouac Then & Now. Muse Records, 1989. Music CD.


A collection of readings by Mark Murphy both with and without accompaniment. Murphy states that he treats the material differently than when it first appeared, hence the name Then and Now.


Northport Celebrates Jack: A Poetry & Music Tribute to Jack Kerouac. Birnham Woods Graphics, 2002.
CD Book.


All music written and performed by David Amram on piano, dumbek, penny whistle, bass double ocarina, irish double d whistle and french horn.




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