Father Death Blues

1988. My sister Rachael and I drove north to Lowell, Massachusetts for a tribute to the late Jack Kerouac. That night Ginsberg sang this song, and twenty five years later we still remember: the old mill town, Ginsberg’s broken voice filling the hall, the power of poetry to awaken  . . .

 

Allenginsberg

 

Rachael singing Allen Ginsberg’s “Father Death Blues” (it takes a minute to start)

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