His Royal Hipness
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"This one" is a re-release of _The Best of Lord Buckley_ and it includes some of his greatest raps (notably, of course, "The Nazz," deservedly his most famous). A different recording of "The Nazz" is also included on the Trager CD, and so is a different recording of "People." But that's as far as the overlap extends.
If you haven't heard Lord Richard Buckley before, I don't really know how to explain to you who and what he was. Was he an entertainer? A saint? A scoundrel? A bodhisattva? A con man? A raconteur? A shaman? A swindler? An evangelist? A shameless moocher? An artist? An agent of God? A prankster? A drunk?
Above all, His Lordship was a sweet cat who blew a solid ace lick, one of the gonest, wailin'est cats who ever stomped this sweet swingin' sphere. This CD -- so far as I know the only Buckley CD currently available -- includes the best of his best, though of course there's a lot of fine material that just isn't here. If you haven't met the Hip Messiah yet, do yourself a favor and give this a listen. And have a look at Trager's biography too.
I'm interested as Lord Buckley was very influential on the Beats, Tom Waits, and a lot of others.
yet he's not well known today
PS: It's OK if you don't know what he's talking about at time, just dig the delivery. Priceless!
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Very funny and entertaining from a dude who had the lingo down from back in the beatnik era.Published 8 months ago by Robert Thornburg
I believe this is one long concert, but it comes across as a greatest-hits album. I have been a fan of Lord Buckley since I was in college, and I'm glad his albums are available... Read morePublished on February 28, 2014 by Steve Rutledge
Was hipped to His Majesty back in the '50's. If you can find the 4CD set of "The Tales of Lord Buckley". it's the Holy Bibliography. Read morePublished on September 2, 2011 by Patrick Monk
Well, I found truth and hipness back in the '60's and paid much attention to the Lord. In a touch of loving madness, I gave my 33 1/3 lp to a friend... Read morePublished on January 18, 2011 by russedy