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Ken Nordine Discography
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A(n in)complete list of Ken Nordine recordings*

Discography

1955 - Passion in the Desert (FM) / 1963 (FM)
1957 - Word Jazz (Dot) / 1967 (Dot) / 1983 (MCA)
1958 - Son of Word Jazz (Dot)
1958 - Love Words (Dot) / 1959 (Dot)
1959 - My Baby (Dot)
1959 - Next! (Dot)
1959 - The Voice of Love (Hamilton)
1960 - Word Jazz Vol. 2 (Dot)
1966 - Colors (Philips) / 1995 (Asphodel)
1967 - Ken Nordine Does Robert Shure's Twink (Philips)
1968 - The Classic Collection: The Best of Word Jazz Vol. 3 (Dot)
1971 - How Are Things In Your Town? (Blue Thumb)
1972 - Ken Nordine (Blue Thumb)
1979 - Stare With Your Ears (Snail) / 1988 (Snail)
1984 - Triple Talk (Snail)
1986 - Grandson of Word Jazz (Snail)
1990 - Best of Word Jazz (Rhino)
1991 - Devout Catalyst (Grateful Dead)
1993 - Upper Limbo (Grateful Dead)
2001 - Transparent Mask (Asphodel)

Guest Appearances

1955 - The Shifting Whispering Sands - Billy Vaughn (Dot)
1957 - Concert in the Sky - Teddy Phillips and His Orchestra (Decca)
1958 - Sounds In Space (RCA Victor)
1961 - Radio Rebus (US Army)
1968 - H.P. Lovecraft II - H.P. Lovercraft (Philips) - "Nothing's Boy"
1997 - Fun for the Whole Family - Lord Runningclam (Bottom Heavy) / 1998 (Moonshine Music) - "Faces in the Night" and "Flibberty Jib"
1998 - Sound Museum - Towa Tei (Elektra) - "The Sound Museum"
2000 - A Dub Plate of Food Vol. 2 - DJ Food (Ninja Tune)
2000 - Kaleidoscope - DJ Food (Ninja Tune) - "The Ageing Young Rebel"

Compilation tracks

1959 - Deejay's Choice: 25 Top Album Performances on Dot (Dot) - "My Baby"
1959 - Excerpts from the Original Soundtrack of Another Evening with Fred Astaire (Chrysler Corp.) - "My Baby"
1965 - A Child's Introduction to the Classics (Childcraft/Wing) - "Barber of Seville"
1973 - Original Early Top 40 Hits (Paramount) - "The Shifting Whispering Sands, Part 1" w/Billy Vaughn
1989 - Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films (A&M)
1991 - Train of Thought: Stories, Music & Eclectic Audio Entertainment, Vol.1 (Com Audio) - "Mr. City"
1992 - The Beat Generation Box Set (Rhino) - "Reaching Into In" and "Hunger Is From"
1993 - A Chance Operation: The John Cage Tribute (Koch) - "A Cage Went in Search of a Bird"
1994 - Incredibly Strange Music Vol. 2 (Asphodel) - "Flesh," "Green" and "Yellow"
1995 - All Day Thumbsucker Revisited (Blue Thumb/GRP) - "Roger"
1995 - Chop Suey Rock (Hot & Sour) - "Hot" as Ken Nordine and His Kinsmen
1995 - Monster Sounds And Boppin' Tracks (Marginal) - "Strollin' Spooks"
1997 - Closed On Account of Rabies: Poems and Tales of Edgar Allen Poe (Mercury) - "The Conqueror Worm"
1999 - The Annoying Music Show's The Annoying Music Show CD
2000 - The Annoying Music Show's The Annoying Music Show Holiday CD - "Ken Nordine Says Jim Nayder's Name"
2002 - The Best of the Beat Generation (Rhino) - "My Baby"

Related recordings

194? - Incredible But True Radio (Columbia)

*Thanks to Matt Mattero for pointing us towards Myke O'Clock's amazing Hip Surgery Music Guide which provided the bulk of this list. Another Matt--Matt Shepherd--also chimed in with a contribution.

If you have any additions or corrections, please drop us a line.
 
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