How to Speak Hip. Del CLOSE, John BRENT.

How to Speak Hip.

n.p.: Mercury Records, [1959].

Item #SKB-15051

LP record in gatefold sleeve. Close and Brent, one playing the straight guy to the other's wild hipster, improvise great riffs about what is cool and uncool with many insider references to the Beat Generation and hipsters. A "Hip manual" booklet is bound-in explaining their concept of hip communication and printing a glossary of terms. Ownership signature of John Wittwer inside with a few minor notes in his hand. A nice association since Wittwer played with Kenneth Patchen and did many of his arrangements for the jazz and poetry readings that were happening around the time this LP was released. Fine record in like jacket with a tiny split at one corner---scarce with the booklet still present. An influential comedy/spoken word album by Close and Brent who were active participants in the '50s and '60s counterculture and went on to form the Second City comedy group shortly after the release of this LP.

Price: $50.00

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